Where have the 768 plans gone?
Just noticed from your front page that the 768 plans have been dropped, but I couldn't find anything on your blog about this.
Is this a permanent thing?
Yes, the 768 and 1536 plans are gone from the lineup. Existing Linode 768s and 1536s are grandfathered - meaning nothing will change for them and they will be fully supported.
We did this to simplify our offering, eliminate the oddball plans from our lineup, to reduce complexity and overhead on our end, and because the unpopularity of those plans made this an obvious move.
Thanks for taking the time to reply - thought I'd missed something along the way, as the backup section of the FAQ page still mentions those 2 plans.
I would really love a double the RAM upgrade from Linode right now.
I was very disappointed to see the 1536 plan disappear, it was priced and specced extremely well as a non-elastic alternative to AWS' c1.medium.
Was going to start migrating my last c1.medium AWS instance to Linode today but that plan is pretty much scrapped now. Ah well, at least you're not kicking me off my existing 1536 instances.
The downside is you don't get the extra bandwidth, disk space, or CPU priority that the 768 plan did.
Something for Caker to address, I think.
Please consider keeping these plans around as future options (not just "grandfathering" existing ones) even if you don't want to advertise them.
> Having additional pricing points for 768 and 1538 are very attractive as it prevents me from telling clients that they'll have to double their monthly investment as their websites slowly grow.
I agree. The 768 has been a comfortable fit for some smaller clients who have a bit too much crap for the 512 but not enough to justify doubling expenses (at least, not yet).