Cloud Hosting Provider Linode Opens Second Tokyo Data Center

Linode, a globally operating cloud hosting provider founded in 2003, with more than 400,000 customers worldwide, has opened a second data center in Tokyo – its third data center in Asia and ninth worldwide.

data center japanLinode has designed its ‘Tokyo 2’ site to meet the growing needs of customers in the Asia-Pacific region – complementing existing data centers in Tokyo and Singapore.

Features of Linode’s Tokyo 2 data center would include:

  • Robust connectivity using a blend of transit providers and settlement-free peers allowing for “high bandwidth and low latency” to destinations local and abroad. This would also include “excellent” throughput to China.
  • KVM hypervisor, giving clients access to all Linode plan sizes.
  • Doubled RAM, SSD servers and mass availability upgrade over Tokyo 1.

Brett Kaplan, Linode’s data center operations manager, explained that his team took the time to research and select the best colocation facility, transit providers, hardware and software for this datacenter. “It took a while,” said Mr. 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 Christopher Aker, CEO of Linode. “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.

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