First section to double the dimensions of Linode international footprint
It’s arduous to think about that almost six months have handed since Akamai accomplished its acquisition of Linode. On the time, some prospects, analysts, and trade consultants questioned what the acquisition would imply for the way forward for Linode. We shared that our intent was to do extra – extra areas, extra performance, extra scale and capability, and extra of the identical with regard to Linode’s famend ease of use, developer expertise, buyer help, and clear pricing.
With the mixing of our two firms nicely underway, we are actually able to share extra particulars on simply what “extra” means as regards to our plans of deploying Akamai Linode in additional areas.
Including new information facilities
Immediately, we’re completely happy to share that we plan so as to add greater than a dozen new Linode information facilities— geared up with Linode’s full product suite—throughout North America, APAC, LATAM, and Europe by the top of 2023. Our first deliberate new location is focused for Ashburn, Virginia, later this 12 months with extra to comply with within the first half of 2023.
Together with Ashburn, we’re focusing on deployments in: Amsterdam, Chennai, Chicago, Delhi, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Osaka, Miami, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Seattle, and Stockholm to call just a few. The precise variety of websites, areas, and dates for deployment are all being actively labored on. We plan on offering common updates as plans for every location solidify.
Akamai Linode cloud providers
We’re prioritizing these new websites primarily based on buyer demand, market evaluation, and present and predicted compute and supply quantity. We additionally checked out areas that open Akamai Linode cloud providers to new markets (for instance, Miami and São Paulo are strategic to serving prospects within the LATAM market) and assessed what was technically possible to verify every location can help our development now and into the longer term.
Addressing areas underserved by conventional cloud suppliers
Moreover, 2023 will even see us introduce a brand new idea designed to get primary compute capabilities into tough to succeed in areas presently underserved by conventional cloud suppliers. We name these “Distributed Websites” and have recognized greater than 50 cities the place we’d like to put them. Keep tuned for extra particulars.
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