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Linode Opens Second Tokyo Data Center


Galloway, NJ, November 21, 2016 – Cloud-hosting provider Linode has opened today a second datacenter in Tokyo, its third datacenter in Asia and ninth worldwide. Linode designed “Tokyo 2” to meet the growing needs of customers in the Asia-Pacific region, complementing existing datacenters in Tokyo and Singapore.

Features of Linode’s Tokyo 2 datacenter include:

  • Robust connectivity using a blend of transit providers and settlement-free peers allowing for the highest possible bandwidth and lowest latency to destinations local and abroad, including excellent throughput to China.
  • KVM hypervisor, giving clients access to all Linode plan sizes, including the 2G for $10 per month plan, as well as free upgrades.
  • Doubled RAM, SSD servers and mass availability upgrade over Tokyo 1.

Demand for Linodes is extremely high in Tokyo. This second datacenter ensures the availability of Linodes to current and future customers for a very long time. Clients utilizing Tokyo 1 can open a support ticket to have their Linodes migrated to the new datacenter seamlessly and quickly.

Brett Kaplan, Linode’s datacenter operations manager, explained that his team took the time to research and select the best colocation facility, transit providers, hardware and software for this world-class datacenter. “It took a while,” said Kaplan, “but we came up with something that will exceed our customers’ expectations.”

“Tokyo 2 represents a significant investment in the needs of the developers, entrepreneurs and businesses who choose Linode as their cloud service provider,” said Linode CEO Christopher Aker. “We are continuously striving to provide the best possible uptime, bandwidth, processing power, security, affordability and customer service for our clients. Tokyo 2 will have it all.”

About Linode:
Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide with nine data centers total – four in the US, two in Europe and three in Asia.

Subscribers can create a cloud server with Linode in under a minute for as low as $10 per month. Users can then dynamically scale their environments to meet business demands – paying for only what they use, with no long-term commitments. ranks Linode in the top 15 largest web-hosting providers. CloudHarmony reports Linode exceeds a 99.99 percent average for service availability while and Cloud66 found Linode’s performance fastest among competitors.