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Due anni di anniversario e aggiornamento sullo stato di Linode

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Oggi, 16 giugno 2005, è il secondo anniversario di L'anno appena trascorso è stato un grande successo: gli abbonamenti a Linode e il numero di host online sono raddoppiati rispetto a questo periodo dell'anno scorso. Ho assunto il primo dipendente di Linode. Abbiamo continuato a migliorare il servizio che offriamo.

Ecco alcune informazioni su ciò che abbiamo in programma per il prossimo anno o giù di lì:

[b]Il passaggio a Xen[/b]

[url=]Xen[/url] è una tecnologia che permette di partizionare un singolo sistema in più domini, o sistemi operativi guest. I sistemi operativi guest in Xen non sono limitati a Linux, anche se per il nostro scopo ci concentreremo inizialmente sulla fornitura di Linux. Il principale vantaggio rispetto a UML, dal punto di vista dell'utente finale, è la performance: Xen viene eseguito a velocità quasi nativa, mentre UML può incorrere in un overhead pratico del 50-100%.

Abbiamo già implementato il supporto per Xen nel [url=]LPM[/url], ora si tratta di aspettare che alcune caratteristiche necessarie, almeno per noi, siano codificate in Xen (supporto PAE).

[b]Infrastruttura di storage condiviso[/b]

Attualmente, ogni host dispone di dischi rigidi che contengono i filesystem di Linode per quell'host. Come è evidente, i dischi rigidi possono guastarsi, causando problemi a quell'host specifico. Questo limita anche la quantità di spazio su disco che possiamo offrire a tutti i piani, perché la quantità di spazio su ogni host è fissa.

L'obiettivo di passare a un'infrastruttura di archiviazione in rete è quello di liberarsi dal vincolo dello spazio limitato e di fornire una configurazione ridondante e a prova di guasto per eliminare i problemi che sorgono quando i dischi si guastano.

[b]Xen + Shared Storage = Live Migrations[/b]

L'uso congiunto di Xen e dello storage condiviso consente di "migrare in diretta", ovvero di spostare Linodes basati su Xen tra diversi host mentre sono ancora in funzione, in modo del tutto invisibile per l'utente finale. Questo potrebbe essere utile per il bilanciamento del carico in tempo reale di Linodes su diversi host, o per spostare Linodes su un altro gruppo di host mentre un host specifico del cluster è sottoposto a manutenzione. Roba da matti.


Spero che questo vi dia una buona idea di ciò che verrà. si impegna a fornire la migliore piattaforma di server virtuale disponibile. Quindi, a nome di, volevo esprimere la mia gratitudine per la vostra attività, i vostri suggerimenti e i vostri contributi alla comunità Linode.

Cordiali saluti,
Christopher S. Aker

Commenti (27)

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    I’ve been here almost the whole time, since July 2003. It’s been amazing watching Linode grow from just a handful of hosts to the dozens and dozens there are now. It was a fantastic service then, and somewhat unbelievably, it’s gotten better and better ever since.

    My favorite was 1GB HDD -> 2GB HDD -> 3GB HDD. As soon as I’d get close to running out of space, there’d be more! Free!

    Caker, the plans you’ve outlined for the upcoming year are very exciting. Thanks for making Linode the perfect tool for so many uses.

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    This is the best hosting company I have ever partnered with, hands down.

    Well done Caker. 😆 😆 😆


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    First and foremost, Happy birthdaaay!!! Where’s the party?

    I’ve been with Linode since april 2004 and I don’t remember being sorry throughout my time here. Excelent job! 😉

    I am too eagerly awaiting the new changes!

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    Bravo! Congratulations caker (and mikegrb).

    /me passes champagne around

    Xen is an exciting thing, even now while it’s still maturing. I’m very much looking forward to Linode migrating to it.

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    Ive only been here for about 3 months. But man I tell you what this is by far the best service ever. Since I have been with you guys I have signed up with other companies just to see how they compare with linode so I can post reviews on my blogg and make people aware about how crappy they are. And let me tell you Linode is the best and hopefully always will be, Dont stray away from here guys, you will be missing out on something spectacular.

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    Congrats! Two years strong and many more to come. 8)

    I cant wait for the Migration, Xen has already proved itself to be a powerful OS Virtulization kernel, and I think the transition will be welcomed here.

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    I’ve been here since August 2003. I’m especially happy that Linode was able to, after much work on their part, eliminate the load spike problem which had been plagueing early linodes. My Linode has been humming along so smoothly for months and months now that I hardly even bother to check my munin graphs for problems anymore. Great Linode performance and support is making my system administration skills rusty, and that’s a good thing!

    My only request for the future is to add more disk space, and more memory if possible, to the plans. I’m approaching 90% full on my filesystem and so far Linode has saved the day by adding more disk space to the plans right when I needed it, but it’s getting close to that time again!

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    It’s been an amazing and wonderful two years.

    /me raises his glass

    Here’s to another two!

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    Yeah, I fully love everything about Linode, and the UML system has been perfect for what I needed. If Xen is gonna be even better, you’ll have a fully satisfied customer for a long time.


    P.S.: The best part is the honesty of caker and mike, and I’ve learned a bunch and been able to teach in the IRC channel which has been a great resource. I also feel that I can help mike and caker out at times with answering questions when their time could be better suited at keeping this great service working well.

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    I love this service. I’ve been here 18 months and it keeps getting better. Happy birthday and thank you.

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    And since I’m an alcoholic, and I’m always looking for a reason to celebrate…



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    Wow, how the time flies! I’ve been here since almost the beginning (my billing history starts exactly two years ago today), and I’ve been quite happy with the service. I’m looking forward to Xen – it looks very promising. At home I now have a FC4 system that includes Xen, and it’s looking like it can do quite a lot.

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    Congratulations! You deserve it Caker.

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    Been here since August 2003 and only had a couple of problems in all that time which is amazingly good.

    Cheers to caker! 😆

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    Just checked my billing history goes back to October 2003… not far from being with linode 2 years myself cant believe its been that long already…

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    I joined early & have been a happy customer of linode ever since. Service over the past two years has been excellent and response time from Australia is good.

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    Dear Caker,
    On this year annyversary, i hope we will get a apecial discount from linode, it will make us more royal to linode 🙂

    i am joining linode start from August,2005
    This month is my shell anniversary


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    How about -5%? I mean, with the great customer support, fast response times, and just plain cool having a root account I think a -5% discount is a good idea!

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    Linode is already a great deal, and you’re only talking about $1/month for those of us on Linode64. I think I’d rather continue to get disk space and bandwidth bumps, as well as more work on Xen, than save $1/month.

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    I said *negative* 5%. I was trying to be a smart arse.

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    [quote:e15fb37226=”harleypig”]I said *negative* 5%. I was trying to be a smart arse.[/quote]

    Oh. My bad! Went right over my head.

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    i don’t think so if more diskspace will give us more benefit, maybe caker should give a special reward for a royal customer like discount 10 % or etc for monthly payment, this is just my opinion


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    What members of which royal families have accounts on Linode? I’m curious. I didn’t even think about the possibility of royals being geeks.

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    I dont think he meant he’s part of a royal family … after all, wouldn’t that be a bit messed up? royal family members asking for 5-10% discount (not to say linode prices are < $100) 😛

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    Okay, bad jokes are flying left and right. If you’re lucky, they go right over your head.

    I think it’s time to declare the two year anniversary thread officialy finished…

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    DUCK! It’s a pun!

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    A bit late, but, congrats! 🙂

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