Cloud-host Linode announces expansion into Philadelphia area; seeks qualified candidates
Galloway, NJ, April 2, 2015
Linode, a South Jersey-based cloud-hosting company with more than 350,000 customers worldwide, recently opened a branch office in Haddonfield this spring. The new hub, located in the Kings Hall co-working campus, will enable the company to increase its workforce by 50 percent, from 60 to approximately 90 employees by the end of 2015.
"Our exponential growth since 2003 has been both exciting and challenging," said Linode CEO Christopher S. Aker. "Demand for our services continues to increase, so we are investing in both the people and technology that will allow us to continue delivering the exceptional service that has fueled our success."
Linode has hired more than 30 people since 2013 and recently invested $45 million in hardware upgrades. The hosting company serves its customers from six data centers around the world, with new locations in Singapore and Frankfurt coming online this spring. Goldman Sachs estimates that spending on cloud computing infrastructure will continue to grow 30 percent annually at least through 2018, reflecting the high demand for simple server provisioning among web and mobile application developers.
"We are thrilled to be expanding into the Philadelphia area," Aker said. "We expect our new location to attract job candidates who are passionate about Linux and interested in joining our vibrant team of innovative people."
"Our priority right now is staffing our Haddonfield office with good people who like to learn and help others," added Tom Asaro, Linode’s chief operating officer. "We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, flexible work hours and the opportunity to grow with one of the best technology companies in the region."
Linode will be hosting an open house at Kings Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 7 – 8, 2015. Individuals with Linux experience are encouraged to stop by for light fare and to meet some members of the team. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to submit their resumes and be interviewed for current support team vacancies. Candidates can also apply for open positions by visiting www.linode.com/careers/.
Kings Hall is located at 2 Kings Highway West, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
Linode is a leading cloud-hosting provider founded in 2003. Today, the company boasts more than 350,000 customers worldwide with four data centers in the US as well as two others in Europe and 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.
Christopher S. Aker created Linode with the goal of offering developers powerful and reliable cloud servers at an affordable price. The system interface offers an intuitive control panel that users can replicate on a larger scale using the company's simple API. The company's platform also enables customers to fully customize their environments and choose from a menu of add-on features, such as system-metrics-reporting service Longview, backups and NodeBalancers, Managed Services and Professional Services.
In February 2015, BuiltWith.com ranked Linode - home to more than 580,000 websites on the Internet - in the Top-10 of all web-hosting providers. Additionally, CloudHarmony indicates a greater than 99.99 percent average for service availability throughout Linode’s datacenters.