Happy Valentine’s Day!
While our standard instances offer a balance of RAM, CPU, and storage and are great for general use-cases, some workloads (and budgets) would benefit greatly from specialization. Because of these varying needs we’re announcing our first specialized instance family: high-memory instances and also a new $5 Linode. The Linode lineup grows.
High Memory Instances
High-memory instances are optimized for memory-intensive workloads like high-performance databases, in-memory caching, rendering and data processing. High-memory instances offer a higher ratio of RAM to CPU and storage, start at 16GB of memory and scale up to 200GB, and range from $60 to $960 per month. See the chart below for specifics or visit our simple pricing page.
$5 plan – Linode 1GB
We’re also introducing the Linode 1GB, our lowest priced instance ever at only $5 per month. We believe this will add a great deal of utility to our service.
It’s worth mentioning that Linodes can be easily resized up or down, and even across instance types. Meaning, you can resize your existing Linode up in size, down in size, or even resize a standard instance to become a high-memory instance and vice-versa.
Legacy Xen-based Linodes are not eligible to resize into these new plans. You can easily upgrade your legacy Xen-based Linodes to our KVM platform by following the “Upgrade to KVM” link on the right side of your Linode’s dashboard.
Legacy pre-pay accounts are also not eligible for these new plans. You can easily upgrade your account to hourly billing. Find more information here.
Linode 2GB Storage Increase
And finally, the existing Linode 2GB ($10/mo) plan is receiving a free storage upgrade from 24GiB to 30GiB. While the additional space is applied instantly to your Linode, you will need to either resize your existing disk or create a new disk to use the space.
And finally finally, we’ve also increased the outbound network speed limit on all plans to be at minimum 1000 Mbits. Existing Linodes will need to reboot to pick up the new value, that’s it!
We’re always looking for ways to improve the ease-of-use and utility of Linode and our platform, so please let us know. We hope you find these new plans useful. Stay tuned; in the coming months we’ll be releasing into beta our new Linode Manager, RESTful API, and block storage service.