Linode, a large cloud hosting provider headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be expanding its data center operations in the Indian city of Mumbai. Linode’s capacity will rise by 200 percent as a result of the expansion.
India is one of the largest and fastest-growing cloud services markets in Asia Pacific. Users will spend $4.4 billion on public cloud services in India by 2021, according to Gartner, a 31.4 percent increase over what they spent in 2010.
At Linode in India, customer growth also has grown significantly recently. It has doubled during the epidemic, driven by demand for core computing and storage infrastructure services, along with the launch of services like managed Kubernetes and GPU instances, among others. As a result of the spike in demand, Linode’s data center excess capacity was filled in less than half the time it had projected.
“Entrepreneurs, SMEs, and larger enterprises in India have shown remarkable resilience to the adversity caused by the pandemic,” said Blair Lyon, Vice President of Cloud Experience at Linode. “Our customers in India and around the world trust us to provide cloud infrastructure to support their rapid shift to digital-first business models and look to us to give them an alternative to the complexity and cost of larger hyperscale providers.”
Linode’s Global Fiber Backbone
Linode’s Mumbai cloud data center would use the company’s latest server builds and ‘Next Generation Network’ (NGN) while connecting directly to Linode’s global fiber backbone. It would allow users to reduce latency, improve performance, and maintain data sovereignty by running workloads closer to home.