I’m excited to announce that Linode has entered into an settlement to be acquired by Akamai.
You’ll be able to learn the official press launch in our press room.
When you don’t already know Akamai, they’ve been round for the reason that early days of the net. They invented the CDN and function the world’s most subtle content material supply platform. Over time, they’ve added world class safety and edge options to their portfolio, amongst different issues.
Like Akamai, we had been early pioneers in cloud computing. Linode started in an house practically 20 years in the past and has grown right into a 256 particular person firm that operates in 11 markets serving prospects in 185 nations. We’ve earned the belief of hundreds of thousands of shoppers, accelerated innovation, constructed world class merchandise, and established Linode as a real various to our business’s largest rivals.
After we began to take a look at our long run roadmap and the right way to ship the absolute best buyer expertise, we knew it could require extra — extra community, extra safety, extra scale. These are issues Akamai does higher than anybody. Purposes and information are more and more pushing out to the sting the place you want a wider span of resiliency, attain, low latency, and safety. Combining the issues Akamai does properly with the issues Linode does properly brings these collectively beneath one roof at huge scale, creating the world’s most distributed compute platform — from core to edge.
There may be pure synergy between Akamai and Linode, not solely in our missions and cultures, however within the potent mixture of strengths we every convey to the desk. The wedding of Linode’s compute and storage merchandise with Akamai’s serverless, CDN, and safety options, will give prospects a broader vary of providers to construct, modernize, and scale the subsequent technology of purposes.
For the fast future, we are going to proceed to function as we at all times have. Akamai has no intention of fixing what has made us profitable. This acquisition will propel us each ahead — not take something away. Linode will quickly be capable of name on the ability of Akamai to supply fully new merchandise, providers, experience, areas, and scale, whereas Akamai will be capable of faucet into Linode’s deep experience in compute, storage, and on-demand infrastructure-as-a-service.
In the present day, we begin a brand new chapter in Linode’s story — one which strengthens our place in a market more and more on the lookout for options. The transaction is predicted to shut within the first quarter of 2022.
Thanks — our prospects, companions, and group — for supporting and empowering us to make cloud computing easy, inexpensive, and accessible.