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Linode Publishes Four Additions to “Craft of Code” Series

Linode Publishes Four Additions to Craft of Code Series

Profiles of alternative cloud provider use cases emphasize customer service as a key factor in making the switch from self-hosted and hyperscale providers.

PHILADELPHIA, August 13, 2020 — Alternative cloud provider Linode has released four new customer stories in its expanding “Craft of Code” series, showcasing how companies and their employees interact with Linode to achieve productivity, meet rapid growth, and serve customers in a variety of industries around the world. The new stories feature Stadia Maps, Retargetly, Alpine Linux, and Cloudnet.

Stories in the “Craft of Code” series highlight Linode’s technical features as well as the usefulness of its no-handoff, 100 percent human customer service.

“We created ‘Craft of Code’ to humanize cloud infrastructure by giving people an editorial-style window into the amazing things developers build and deploy in the Linode cloud,” said Mike Maney, director of corporate communications, at Linode. “It’s designed to explore the people behind the apps and the technology that brings them to life. Through these stories, we learn more about the craft that goes into the code that powers our world.”

Stadia Maps

Stadia Maps, a map solution similar to Google Maps, is highlighted in this series of user stories not only to illustrate the benefit of Linode’s cloud services, but also its shared drive to provide a high-value, low-cost alternative to costly services offered by large-scale providers. Stadia Maps relies on Linode’s global footprint as well as object storage for its Elevation Data that it offers to customers at no additional cost. Read the full story here.


Latin America’s leading independent full-stack data company, Retargetly, is the subject of another one of Linode’s Craft of Code Stories. Retargetly has grown rapidly, and as a result of the data insights the company provides, its customers have seen improvements of up to 20 times in click-through and conversion rates. To keep up with the growth of the company, Retargetly made the switch to Linode, whose Professional Services team has provided constant, in-depth assistance to the company’s infrastructure team both now and during the migration process. Read the full story here.

Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux, a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox, is also featured in the new batch of user stories. Members of the Alpine Linux Working Group discuss how having Linode’s support and hosting capabilities are opening new doors for the company, and at the same time are allowing them to stay committed to their core infrastructure principles. Carlo Landmeter, a member of the working group, cites backup service as Linode’s most valuable feature. Read the full story here


Cloudnet provides managed hosting services for customers from a variety of industries. The company has continually acknowledged that it can  provide these high-level services to customers because of the help and customer service that Linode provides. Linode’s support behind the scenes enables Cloudnet to give their website and application developers personalized, customized, and proactive service. Read the full story here

Check back as more Craft of Code stories are published here

About Linode
Linode accelerates innovation by making cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry and is today the largest independent open cloud provider in the world. Headquartered in Philadelphia’s Old City, the company empowers more than a million developers, startups, and businesses across its global network of 11 data centers.