Green Light Membership
Make Your Voice Heard
Be the first to use new products and features, and share your knowledge with the Linode Community. Your feedback helps us refine features, find and fix bugs, and deliver a better final product.
Peek Inside the Roadmap
Green Light members get a sneak peek at new products. You will be the first to know as products are added to the roadmap, and be asked for early input that helps prioritize features and releases based on what's important to our community.
Connect on Slack
Engage directly with the Linode product development and marketing teams. You’re invited to join an exclusive Slack channel for real-time Q&A, and to network with other Green Light members.
Exclusive Green Light Swag
At the end of each beta, you’ll complete a survey on your experience. As a thank you, we’ll send limited edition Green Light gear. including a custom Nerd Merit Badge. Participate in 5 betas to complete the full collection of badges.
Joining a Beta
Express your interest in one or more betas in a single form.
Register here and select the beta(s) you would like to participate in.
Linode will reach out via email as the beta gets close with kick-off details.
Join the Green Light Slack channel to connect with other Linode users.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be an existing Linode customer?
Nope! We welcome new Linode users to join the beta as well as current customers. You can create an account here so you’re all set once the beta gets underway.
What level of experience do I need to join Green Light?
Any and all! We appreciate having a range of experience levels to give us feedback, but some familiarity with our platform, or cloud platforms in general, will help you get started.
Do I pay for the services used during betas?
We aim to keep costs as low as possible for customers during beta testing, but this depends on the cloud resources needed to support the beta. We will always disclose any payment information before the beta onboarding.
I participated in a previous beta, do I need to sign up again?
If you participated or were enrolled in in a previous Green Light beta, including Managed Databases, you will need to register for the new betas via the form below.
This ultimately helps us streamline the communications you’ll receive and initiate the back-end process to expose the feature to beta testers once live. Please select all new betas you are interested in. If you are currently a member of the Green Light Slack, your access will remain and, you’ll see the new channels appear as they are created.
What benefits do I receive for participating?
Our Green Light participants receive perks, including swag, but are otherwise not compensated. Beta programs are designed for volunteers, and there is no minimum time commitment to participate.
When do the Green Light betas begin?
Green Light has individual betas for each of the products listed at the top of the page. All of these programs will have different start and end dates, though there may be some overlap. You will be notified via email regarding the individual beta(s) close to their start date(s).
Sign Up for Green Light
Complete the form below to register for Object Storage Enhancements, Virtual Private Cloud, and Functions. Select "All Betas" to opt in for all upcoming betas, excluding data centers.
Interested in testing new data center locations? Fill out this form to receive early access for your specified locations.
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About the Green Light Program
Linode Green Light is an active community of developers who take pride in being the first to test new products, and share knowledge with the Linode community. As a member of Green Light, you provide vital feedback, find bugs, and break things along the way. Thank you for helping us “green light” new Linode products and services.