First phase to double the scale of Linode global footprint
It’s hard to imagine that nearly six months have passed since Akamai completed its acquisition of Linode. At the time, some customers, analysts, and industry experts questioned what the acquisition would mean for the future of Linode. We shared that our intent was to do more – more locations, more functionality, more scale and capacity, and more of the same with regard to Linode’s renowned ease of use, developer experience, customer support, and transparent pricing.
With the integration of our two companies well underway, we are now in a position to share more details on just what “more” means with regards to our plans of deploying Akamai Linode in more locations.
Adding new data centers
Today, we are happy to share that we plan to add more than a dozen new Linode data centers— equipped with Linode’s full product suite—across North America, APAC, LATAM, and Europe by the end of 2023. Our first planned new location is targeted for Ashburn, Virginia, later this year with more to follow in the first half of 2023.
Along with Ashburn, we are targeting deployments in: Amsterdam, Chennai, Chicago, Delhi, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Osaka, Miami, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Seattle, and Stockholm to name a few. The exact number of sites, locations, and dates for deployment are all being actively worked on. We plan on providing regular updates as plans for each location solidify.
Akamai Linode cloud services
We’re prioritizing these new sites based on customer demand, market analysis, and existing and predicted compute and delivery volume. We also looked at locations that open Akamai Linode cloud services to new markets (for example, Miami and São Paulo are strategic to serving customers in the LATAM market) and assessed what was technically feasible to make sure each location can support our growth now and into the future.
Addressing locations underserved by traditional cloud providers
Additionally, 2023 will also see us introduce a new concept designed to get basic compute capabilities into difficult to reach locations currently underserved by traditional cloud providers. We call these “Distributed Sites” and have identified more than 50 cities where we’d like to place them. Stay tuned for more details.
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If you’d like to provide feedback on our plans, please reach out.