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.
In the event 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 refined 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 individual firm that operates in 11 markets serving prospects in 185 nations. We’ve earned the belief of tens of millions of consumers, accelerated innovation, constructed world class merchandise, and established Linode as a real different to our business’s largest opponents.
Once we began to take a look at our long run roadmap and methods to ship the very best buyer expertise, we knew it will require extra — extra community, extra safety, extra scale. These are issues Akamai does higher than anybody. Purposes and knowledge 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 nicely with the issues Linode does nicely brings these collectively underneath 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 deliver 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 era of purposes.
For the fast future, we are going to proceed to function as we at all times have. Akamai has no intention of adjusting what has made us profitable. This acquisition will propel us each ahead — not take something away. Linode will quickly be capable to name on the facility of Akamai to supply solely new merchandise, providers, experience, areas, and scale, whereas Akamai will be capable to faucet into Linode’s deep experience in compute, storage, and on-demand infrastructure-as-a-service.
Right now, we begin a brand new chapter in Linode’s story — one which strengthens our place in a market more and more in search of alternate options. The transaction is predicted to shut within the first quarter of 2022.
Thanks — our prospects, companions, and neighborhood — for supporting and empowering us to make cloud computing easy, inexpensive, and accessible.