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Feb 5, 2019

Introducing: Linode Dedicated CPU Instances

Introducing our newest compute instance type: Dedicated CPU Instances Dedicated instances are optimized for workloads where consistent performance is required or where full-duty work (100% CPU all day, every day) needs doing. This includes build boxes, CI/CD, video encoding, machine learning, game servers, databases, data mining, and busy application servers. The underlying CPU resources for […]

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May 17, 2018

Updated Linode Plans / New Larger Linodes

We’ve updated the Linode lineup! All plans have received a resource increase. The standard instances now come with more disk space. High Memory instances and the larger standard plans got a RAM boost. We’ve also introduced a new large standard instance: the Linode 192GB, along with an update to our largest High Memory Linode: the Highmem 300GB. Check out the full lineup on our pricing page.

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Feb 14, 2017

High-Memory Instances and $5 Linodes

Happy Valentine’s Day! While our standard instances offer a balance of RAM, CPU, and storage and are great for general use-cases, some workloads (and budgets) would benefit greatly from specialization. Because of these varying needs we’re announcing our first specialized instance family: high-memory instances and also a new $5 Linode. The Linode lineup grows. High Memory […]

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Jun 16, 2016

Linode’s 13th Birthday – Gifts for All!

It was 13 years ago today that Linode opened its doors and earned its first customers. Now, 13 years later, it’s amazing how much we’ve grown. According to a study by CloudHarmony, Linode is the 4th largest cloud provider to the top 10,000 Alexa websites, following only Amazon, Rackspace, and IBM. Not bad. We have […]

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May 2, 2016

Network Status Updates – April 2016

In his January blog post, Alex Forster articulated that we have a plan in motion to upgrade the network across all of our data centers. We would like to share with everyone what has been done so far, and what still needs doing. Staffing up Since December 2015, we’ve added two new members to our […]

Announcements, Upgrades
Mar 15, 2016

KVM Update

How’s KVM going? KVM became the default hypervisor for new Linode customers six months ago, and it’s been going great. Since KVM’s introduction last summer, customers have created over 500,000 KVM Linodes with over 3 million launches. It’s been very stable, it’s been very fast. Our service has improved reliability and uptime because it’s running a simpler […]

Announcements, Upgrades, Virtualization
Jan 29, 2016

The Twelve Days of Crisis – A Retrospective on Linode’s Holiday DDoS Attacks

View a printable version of this post here. Over the twelve days between December 25th and January 5th, Linode saw more than a hundred denial-of-service attacks against every major part of our infrastructure, some severely disrupting service for hundreds of thousands of Linode customers. I’d like to follow up on my earlier update by providing […]

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Jun 16, 2015

Linode turns 12! Here’s some KVM!

Happy 12th birthday to us! Welp, time keeps on slippin’ into the future, and we find ourselves turning 12 years old today. To celebrate, we’re kicking off the next phase of Linode’s transition from Xen to KVM by making KVM Linodes generally available, starting today. Better performance, versatility, and faster booting Using identical hardware, KVM Linodes are much […]

Upgrades, Virtualization
Jun 16, 2014

11th Linode Birthday / $10 Linode plan

Linode opened its doors 11 years ago today, offering virtual servers with great service, and ultimately pioneering a new industry. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. It’s been fun to reminisce through the old forum posts from those formative years like this one and this one. Many of the old posts echo the same sentiments […]

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Apr 17, 2014

The New Linode Cloud: SSDs, Double RAM & much more

Over the last year, and very feverishly over the past five months, we’ve been working on a really big project: a revamp of the Linode plans and our hardware and network – something we have a long history of doing over our past 11 years. But this time it’s like no other. These upgrades represent […]

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