Linode: Cloud Pioneer
There was a time when a cloud was a cloud. It was that cotton shaped thing floating in the sky. Today cloud hosting has becoming popular and it has nothing to do with those cotton shaped things floating in the sky. It ‘s about virtual hosting where a third part company takes care of the data and also software for another firm through their servers which is accessed through the Internet.
In 2003, Christopher S. Aker founded Linode. It was a product ahead of its time; the ability to offer customers on-demand access to efficient and affordable Linux virtual servers on high speed Internet connections. The company’s services are utilized as infrastructures for customers’ websites, applications and web services.
Linode currently has cloud services offered to clients in six locations internationally, such as the Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. There are more than 75,000 customers ranging from individuals, startups and Fortune 50 organizations which use Linode as their infrastructure provider. The company has also been cited by a well-known magazine as being one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
Linode has helped shape the cloud hosting industry and today a cloud can have a whole different meaning.