2022年初頭にアカマイが Linode を買収して以来、我々は両プラットフォームをひとつ屋根の下にまとめるべく、懸命に取り組んできました。Akamai Connected Cloud の発表により、Linode はアカマイのブランドとして完全に統合されました。今後、Linode のサービスはアカマイのクラウドコンピューティングサービスと呼ばれることになります。
Akamai Connected Cloudとは何ですか？
Akamai Connected Cloud は、クラウドコンピューティング、セキュリティ、およびコンテンツデリバリーのための大規模な分散型エッジおよびクラウドプラットフォームです。アカマイのクラウドコンピューティング・サービスには、企業がオンラインで接続するあらゆる場所でアプリケーションやワークロードを構築、展開、および保護するために必要な、コンピューティング、ストレージ、ネットワーキング、データベース、およびコンテナ管理のクラウドサービスが含まれています。Akamai Connected Cloud 上で実行されるクラウドコンピューティングサービスにより、企業はコアからエッジまでの一連のコンピューティングにおいてワークロードやアプリケーションを分散し、集中型クラウドコンピューティングプラットフォームが現在直面しているコスト、パフォーマンス、スケールの課題に対応することができます。
Linode の使命は、クラウドコンピューティングをシンプルかつ手頃な価格で利用できるようにすることで、イノベーションを加速させることでした。この使命は、アカマイの大胆な新ビジョンの一部として継続され、現在では世界で最も分散されたクラウドプラットフォームの 1 つで、開発者が必要とする幅広いサービスを提供しています。また、開発者は以下のサービスにアクセスできるようになります。
- 米国とヨーロッパに、新たに 3 つのエンタープライズ規模のコア クラウドコンピューティング サイトを開設しました。既存の 11 ヶ所のクラウドコンピューティングサイトに加え、新しいサイトはアカマイのバックボーンに接続され、地球上で最も分散されたエッジネットワークに接続される予定です。また、この拠点は、当社が今年中に世界中に展開する予定のさらに 10 箇所の中核拠点のテンプレートとなります。
- 今年度中に分散型サイトの展開を開始する予定の 50 都市以上では、基本的なクラウドコンピューティング機能を、従来のクラウドプロバイダーによるサービスが行き届いていない、アクセスが困難な場所に導入する予定です。これらの地域では、アカマイのクラウドコンピューティングサービスのサブセットを提供していますが、可用性とパフォーマンスの点では同じです。
- クラウドのデータ転送に CDN のような経済性をもたらすことで、アカマイのネットワークの力を利用し、クラウドの Egress コストを引き下げる、積極的な新しいクラウド Egress 価格設定です。この新しい Egress 価格モデルは、ハイパースケーラーや代替クラウドプロバイダーに比べて大幅に割安な Egress レートを実現するよう設計されています。
今後数ヶ月の間に、Linode のロゴが表示されていた場所にアカマイのロゴが表示されるなど、Linode での体験にいくつかの外観上の変化が見られるでしょう。また、2 つのサイト間の全体的な流れを改善し、開発者の皆様がご存知の Linode のシンプルさを維持すると同時に、開発者の皆様と企業の皆様に Akamai Connected Cloud で稼働する新しいサービスをご紹介できるよう取り組んでいます。また、製品ロードマップに基づき、その他のデザインやユーザー体験の改善にも時間をかけて取り組んでいく予定です。今のところ、Linode のソーシャルチャンネルに変更はありませんので、私たちとのコミュニケーションに引き続きご利用ください。
Could you translate to human-speak?
XY: The Linode brand is now Akamai Connected Cloud! We’re getting bigger, with 3 new cloud computing sites in the near future and 10 more rolling out before the end of the year. And, we’re getting better, with low-cost egress (bandwith or network transfer) prices and new security compliance. You can still expect the same service and award-winning Customer Support we’ve provided for years. Feel free to open a support ticket if you have any questions.
> we’re getting better, with low-cost egress (bandwith [sic] or network transfer) prices
Are we to assume this equates to a potential reduction relative to current Linode prices? Is this instead wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing-equivalent marketing-speak?
The original post only compares pricing improvements relative to “alternative cloud providers” (where Linode is already quite competitive).
I’d wager many customers are more curious to know, in plain English, if they should expect their billed network usage to increase assuming equivalent consumption.
Noah: The specifics on pricing have yet to be released, however, you should be able to find them on this blog once they’re available. As we mention:
Cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure are considered “hyperscalers”. We will continue to be as transparent and open as possible during the Akamai/Linode integration.
Many thanks for your reply!
I look forward to more information in the coming days then.
Excited to see new functionality arrive based on the Akamai platform, enhanced with Linode’s more approachable touch.
I created an account with you and verified it then I added my payment method correctly but you didn’t accept my account though. Is there anything I can do to get my account approved?
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Here in Hawaii Akamai is easily understood. Used in Hawaiian Pidgin from Japanese for smart. So is a very smart brand!
End of an era.
Another possible title for this post could have been taken from this website: AKAMAI NUKES LINODE BRAND
From my point of view, Akamai brand makes it easier for me to sell the idea of using Linode to my customers. I’m more worried about Akamai acquisition nuking something else about the Linode service than the brand. 🙂 I mean historically, when companies get acquired, their service rarely improves.
I agree with this. I’ve trusted Linode for many years, and have been bitten in the past when a trusted host was acquired.
Slapping the Akamai logo where it clearly looks out of place is likely the first in many future changes that will ruin Linode and it’s offering. Time to start shopping around for me.
OMG AGREED! And I thought I was the ONLY person who noticed this!!! I mean seriously? Come on!!!
If Akami can’t even take the FULL % MInutes it takes to correctly scale and place their logo properly?!?!? OMGGG LIKE WOW the freaking AUDACITY MAN. Holy Cow this TRULY SPELLS THE END for Linode my friends.
This unfortunately is such a TIMELY and PERFECT example of the quality you can expect to see moving forward with Akami.
So terribly tragic and truly, JUST PLAIN SAD. Sad to see one of the only last remaining loyal and faithful brands out there to leave us and go….
Bye Bye Linode, WE ALREADY MISS YOU!!!!!
CRaSh aNd BURn TiMe. :(((((((((((((((((((((
Agreed. Akamai doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as Linode and is more difficult for me to pronounce >_<
As much as Akamai won't like it, I think I'll still call them Linode, for the sake of my tongue.
Will the pricing of Linode increase after the change? Also what will happen to unused Linode account credit?
Hey Eric, we haven’t announced any pricing changes at this time. However, you can expect your unused Linode account credit to be valid until the expiration date or until you’ve used it up.
Less than 10 days ago, they said no pricing changes are announced.
What they were thinking was…
Hold My Beer.
20% increases on nearly all hosting.
100% increases on all ip addresses.
They just set the new bar for bitter beer.
Will there be any impact on existing users? Can we continue to enjoy the old school Linode experience or we are fxcked up?
Hey zzq, the experience of using Akamai Connected Cloud will be the same as using Linode and you can expect the same service and award-winning support you’ve gotten used to over the years. As with anything, changes and improvements are likely to come in the future so keep an eye on the blog for new announcements.
• “Aggressive new cloud egress pricing that uses the power of Akamai’s network to drive down the cost of cloud egress by bringing CDN-like economics to cloud data transfer.
If Linode customers wanted AWS, they’d be using AWS.
Pretty pissed about them nuking the brand name also. I love Linode and I love the reliability and knowledge they have. I hope it stays the same or I will probably have to go try out DigitalOcean.
I feel similarly to XY’s and Donovan’s comments in this thread.
First, I ended up here after trying to make sense of the email I just received regarding “root password requirements” … which made little sense in the context of a “VM”-style linode (unless you’re somehow subverting my root password hash and/or watching every shell command I type).
Second, after reading this, I also wondered about the future of the linode instance I’m running and whether I will be able to continue administering it as I have been as more so-called “cosmetic changes” are implemented (this never sounds good to me given the nonsense coming out of Apple, Google, and Microsoft).
This blog post made me feel uncomfortable and confused — not encouraged and confident. Instead of buzzword soup, I’d really appreciate some good news and support for those of us doing our work (our “mission”) successfully in a more traditional linode environment.
Gil K. Hey Gil – I can assure you, we do not watch each shell command you type. When your root password is reset using Cloud Manager or the API, a call to the API is made which resets the password. The email you received is letting you know there are now some security requirements for new passwords.
Regarding your existing instance, it’s not going anywhere unless you move it. You can expect the same service and support you received with Akamai Connected Cloud that you experienced with Linode. You can also expect some new and exciting improvements.
Everything would be fine if good technical support was provided.
But my experience in less than 10 days as customer is really very poor. Tickets open without any answer for more than 4 days and so on.
I know that Linode is a platform, and don’t require technical support regarding OS, etc, etc. But when things start to go wrong it would be great to have someone in the other side. And this does not happens!
Unfortunately I will have to search again for another provider, because Linode (or Akamai?) don’t seem to work 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 365 days per year.
Very bad technical support, and when technicians answer us they only say that “the delay is because they care a lot for his customers”, so “they delay to make sure to provide the best answer possible”, and bla, bla, bla.
Hey Thaddeus – we are here 24/7. Our response time to tickets can fluctuate depending on the number of tickets we have open at any given time. We respond on a first-in, first-out basis. That said, we’re also available by phone for any urgent needs. The phone is the best way to get our eyes on a ticket or anything else you’d like addressed: 855-4-LINODE (855-454-6633), or Intl.: +1 609-380-7100.
This is sooooo important. I’m weary yet hopeful that Akamai will maintain the precedence Linode has set.
“ What won’t change is the price-performance, portability, and award-winning support that developers love. We appreciate the trust you put in us and we’re excited to help you build, secure, and deploy your modern applications on a cloud built for the future.”
Hopefully you won’t screw this up like RackSpace did when they acquired SliceHost back in the days.
A very bad approach indeed. You could have setup a new domain, cloned all pages and apps, rename and rebrand completely, test and launch, then redirect this domain. If you are going to change one by one, it’s very confusing and unpredictable. Now logo is changed, what next?! When will green become blue, or will it become orange?!
Oh… Boy… Here we go!
The bigger they get the less we seem to be wanting any part of it…
I wish my crystal ball was not so clouded by a litany of big mergers predicated on corporate greed, fully engaged in crafty tactical strikes on their own consumers, diluting every bit of value that exist as the reasons for consuming their products in exchange for a few positive quarters as to improve the upward mobility and career options of a few short sighted yet excessively dominant execs…
Only time will tell, but this doesn’t look promising…
I will keep all options on the table…
I’ve been reviewing Linode and considering switching a chunk of our several thousand dollar a month spend with Google Cloud Platform over and I agree with Donovan’s summary in his blog:
> “[Akamai] might pander to IT execs and decision makers, but engineers and tech people matter a lot in choosing this kind of service”
The Akamai brand and takeover doesn’t elicit warm feelings from me. In fact, quite the opposite.
I won’t claim to understand what they are trying to do from a marketing perspective, but it’s clear that their enterprise marketing lingo doesn’t align with what us small to mid-size customers are looking for. It reeks of enterprise lingo that’s commonly associated with increases in prices and decreases in service quality.
Was nice knowing you, Linode. Should have never sold out.
Linode has a great reputation. Why you’d want to throw away its good name (in both senses) I don’t know. This is a terrible idea.
Guess its time I give digital ocean a try.
Been using Linode since 2009. We haven’t found a reason to move and I hope it stays that way.
Now that Akamai is behind Linode, a CDN option is inevitable. Even Azure has Akamai as a CDN option, it seems backwards you need to go to a competitor just get access to your pay-as-you-go product.
A quand une solution grand public pour la Nouvelle Caledonie ? Akamai est déjà en présent en Nouvelle Caledonie pour Netflix, mais rien de disponible pour le public, que ce soit sur le site de Linode ou d’Akamai.
Very worrying and extremely negative feelings here too, The loss of the Linode brand is significant, and the rest of the statement does not bode well either. For a while i thought Linode would be the home for my systems and my clients, but now, i am really having other thoughts.
From the original blog post a year ago on acquisition:
“For the immediate future, we will continue to operate as we always have. Akamai has no intention of changing what has made us successful.”
A year later:
“We’re getting rid of every mention of Linode and replacing it with Akamai.”
The very brand is what made Linode successful.
Why do companies that acquire other companies feel they have to “integrate” the companies. Why can’t they be run as different entities working together?
This is sad. Just keep the Linode brand. I thought I was on the wrong website.
Feels like MBAs are now firmly in control of Linode, er Akamai Cloud. Time to find a new VPS host.
Hello, I used your product several years ago and have my own account number, but now I can’t find the account name and password. How can I find it now, because he is still withholding fees
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Hopefully, the goal of this isn’t to kill. But I’m afraid it might happen anyway, just not in a way most people expect. Whenever I see an Akamai-related header in an http(s) response I literally want to rage-quit whatever integration I’m making at that time. Their anti-bot (and apparently human as well) system blocks the most random and stupid things possible, even Cloudflare isn’t that aggressive. I’m afraid that we might see more and more ToS related bullshit in Linode (accounts getting wrongfully terminated, random IPs getting blocked, etc)
I created an account with you and verified it then I added my payment method correctly but you didn’t accept my account though. Is there anything I can do to stop you using my and others stolen data?