Linode, a global provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting solutions among which cloud hosting, has announced a $45 million investment in its cloud hosting infrastructure and services offering. Billed as the largest capital investment in the company’s ten-year history, the overhaul is designed to reassert the company’s position as a prominent player in the cloud hosting space.
At the foundation of current infrastructure improvements is the company’s significant investment in server hardware and networking equipment. Specifically, Linode has transitioned to native solid state drives (SSDs), offering up to 100X performance improvement over previous HDDs. The company has also doubled RAM across all its cloud hosting plans, and increased network throughput to each host server from 2Gbps to 40Gbps.
Linode has topped off its architectural improvements with the introduction of several larger cloud hosting plans built specifically for its enterprise customers. With up to 96GB of available RAM, the new plans are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding workloads.
All Linode host servers come with the latest Intel Xeon E5 2680v2 Ivy Bridge processors; a full-powered CPU offering higher core counts and better performance than before. Each Linode host server now has 40Gbits of network connectivity. Inbound throughput to each Linode is 40Gbit and outbound can reach up to 10Gbit per second.
Linode has bundled compute, persistent storage, and network transfer into a hourly rate, enabling customers to pay for only what is used with the predictability of a monthly cap that does not exceed current monthly rates, according to the company.
Founded in 2003, Linode delivers its cloud hosting services from six data centers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.