A Daring New Strategy to the Cloud


Since Akamai’s acquisition of Linode in early 2022, we’ve been onerous at work to convey the platforms collectively beneath one roof. With the announcement of Akamai Linked Cloud, Linode is now absolutely built-in into the Akamai model. Going ahead, Linode’s companies shall be known as Akamai’s cloud computing companies.

What’s Akamai Linked Cloud?

Akamai Linked Cloud is a massively distributed edge and cloud platform for cloud computing, safety, and content material supply. Akamai’s cloud computing companies embrace the important compute, storage, networking, database, and container administration cloud companies required to construct, deploy, and safe purposes and workloads in all places companies join on-line. The cloud computing companies working on Akamai Linked Cloud allow firms to distribute workloads and purposes throughout the continuum of computing — from core to edge — to fulfill the challenges of price, efficiency, and scale that centralized cloud computing platforms current at this time.

Increasing our mission

The Linode mission was about accelerating innovation by making cloud computing easy, reasonably priced, and accessible. That mission continues as a part of Akamai’s daring new imaginative and prescient, now with the total breadth of companies that builders want, working on one of many world’s most distributed cloud platforms. It additionally will give builders entry to:

  • Three new enterprise-scale core cloud computing websites throughout the U.S. and Europe. Including to the present 11 cloud computing websites, the brand new websites will plug into the Akamai spine — connecting them to essentially the most distributed edge community on the planet. In addition they turn out to be the template for 10 extra core websites we plan to roll out throughout the globe all year long.
  • Greater than 50 cities wherein we plan to start rolling out distributed websites this 12 months, to convey fundamental cloud computing capabilities into difficult-to-reach areas presently underserved by conventional cloud suppliers. These areas supply a subset of Akamai’s cloud computing companies however are an identical by way of availability and efficiency.
  • Aggressive new cloud egress pricing that makes use of the ability of Akamai’s community to drive down the price of cloud egress by bringing CDN-like economics to cloud information switch. The brand new egress pricing mannequin is designed to end in considerably discounted egress charges relative to the hyperscalers and different cloud suppliers.
  • New ISO, SOC 2, and HIPAA requirements compliance, obtainable instantly.

Over the following few months, you’ll discover some beauty adjustments to your Linode expertise — akin to seeing the Akamai brand the place the Linode brand appeared. We’re additionally working to enhance the general move between the 2 websites to take care of the simplicity that builders have come to know from Linode in addition to introduce each builders and enterprises to new companies working on Akamai Linked Cloud. Over time, you’ll additionally discover different design and person expertise enhancements primarily based on our product roadmap. For now, there are not any adjustments to Linode’s social channels, so proceed utilizing them to speak with us.

What gained’t change is the price-performance, portability, and award-winning assist that builders love. We admire the belief you place in us and we’re excited that will help you construct, safe, and deploy your trendy purposes on a cloud constructed for the longer term.


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