We built Linode to democratize cloud computing. That starts with infrastructure that isn’t built on proprietary protocols. Open Cloud means being unencumbered by outside investment and maximizing value for the community, not shareholders. That freedom enables us to do things other providers can’t – like making it easy to move workloads between Linode and other cloud providers. In an industry where being locked into large proprietary clouds has a real impact on budget and control, it’s not enough to say you’re open. You have to actually be open.
The Linode API is completely open and free. You can build apps and infrastructure on top of it without sacrificing your future freedom. Linode fits seamlessly into a multi-cloud strategy. Get started with just an API key.
Have your say on how our API is developed. Share your feedback on our community site, used by both fellow Linode customers and employees.
Unlike other cloud providers, we support all open source distros and don’t offer proprietary forks. We develop in the open too: Our Manager, CLI, and API documentation are all on Github and open source; and we work alongside the community to improve our software.