Linode

Linode is an American privately owned virtual private server provider company based in Galloway, New Jersey , United States . [1]

History

Linode (a portmanteau of the words Linux and node ) was founded by Christopher Aker, launching in mid 2003. [2]

Linode transitioned from UML to Xen virtualization in March 2008, And Then to KVM in mid-2015. It launched its data backup service in 2009. [1] NodeBalancer, a load-balancing service, launched in July 2011. Linode released Linode Managed, an incident response service designed for businesses, in 2013. [1]

Its Dallas, Texas and Fremont, California data centers opened in 2003. Linode also opened in Atlanta, Georgia data center in 2007; in Newark, New Jersey-based center in 2008; its London, England center in 2009; in Tokyo, Japan center in 2011; [1] Frankfurt, Germany [3] and Singapore [4] data centers in 2015. On November 21, 2016 Linode announced the opening of a second data center in Tokyo [5] as the other data center in the region sold out.

Products and services

Linode offers multiple products and services for its customers. [1] [6] Its flagship products are cloud-hosting services. [6] Linode Backup allows customers to backup their servers on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. [6] Linode Manager and NodeBalancer both allow users to manage multiple server instances across a single system. [6] In September 2013, Linode launched Longview, an analysis package for Linux. [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Security concerns

The accounts of eight customers who held Bitcoin electronic currency were compromised in March 2012. [12] [13] Roughly 40,000 bitcoins were stolen. [12] [13]

Hack The Planet accessed the Linode’s web servers in 2013. [14] [15] [16] The group exploited a technical vulnerability in Adobe’s ColdFusion application server . [14] [15] Linode said that HTP could not decipher any financial information and reset all account passwords. [14] [16] Linode announced plans to introduce two-step authentication for its services in May 2013. [17]

Starting Christmas Day 2015 and continuing until January 10th, Linotype was hit by large and frequent DDoS attacks, which were caused by a “bad actor” purchasing large amounts of botnet capacity in an attempt to significantly damage Linode’s business. [18] Linode was the victim of another severe DDoS attack over the 2016 Labor Day weekend. [19]

See also

  • cloud computing

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:e “It’s clear to Linode: There’s a market to bring Cloud services to small companies” . New Jersey Business Journal . Retrieved 21 Nov2013 .
  2. Jump up^ “About us”,Linode. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. Jump up^ “Introducing Linodes in Frankfurt!” . “Linode” . Retrieved 23 Aug 2015 .
  4. Jump up^ “Singapore Linodes are now available!” . “Linode” . Retrieved 13 May2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “New data center: Tokyo 2” . “Linode”.
  6. ^ Jump up to:d “Adobe Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player Coldfusion”. Retrieved 21 Nov 2013 .
  7. Jump up^ Bernstein, Peter. (September 5, 2013). “Linode Launches Longview, Takes Deep Look at Data Center and Server Performance”. TechZone 360. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  8. Jump up^ Jack Clark (September 6, 2013). “Linode adds analytics package to Linux cloud” . The Register . Retrieved September 27, 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ Peter Bernstein (September 5, 2013). “Linode Launches Longview, Takes Deep Look at Data Center and Server Performance” . Tech Zone 360 . Retrieved September 27, 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ Nicole Henderson (September 5, 2013). “Linode Longview Launches for Linux Statistics Collection and Graphing Server” . The Whir . Retrieved September 27, 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ John Maxwell (September 6, 2013). “Linode Releases Longview, New Linux Statistics Server Collection And Graphing Service” . Best Web Hosting 2GB. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013 . Retrieved September 27, 2013 .
  12. ^ Jump up to:b Matonis, Jon. “Watch Bitcoin Robbery in Slow Motion” . Forbes . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  13. ^ Jump up to:b Leyden, John. “Linode hackers escape with $ 70K in daring bitcoin heist” . The Register . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  14. ^ Jump up to:c Lee, Michael. “VPS host Linode issues customer-wide password reset” . ZDNet . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  15. ^ Jump up to:b Dumon, Marv. “Amazon Launches Cloud Computing Certification Program – Page 2” . Technorati . Archived from the original on 3 December 2013 . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  16. ^ Jump up to:b Leyden, John. “Web host Linode, hackers clash over credit-card raid claim” . The Register . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ Bandoim, Lana. “Two-Step Authentication Grows in Popularity” . Yahoo! Voices . Archived from the original on 9 June 2013 . Retrieved 18 July 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ Forster, Alex. “An update from Linode about the recent DDoS attacks”. Linode . Linode . Retrieved January 1, 2016 .
  19. Jump up^ Cimpanu, Catalin. ” ” Catastrophic “DDoS Attack Linus Pummels Servers Over Labor Day Weekend” .