Many of you already know that last month Linode gave out free storage upgrades to all of their plans.
Linode is one of the few companies I know that consistently gives out more resources every couple of years without increasing the prices of their plans.
A very, very, rare business practice.
Linode’s blog post announced the new plans but didn’t really cover exactly what the changes were.
Here’s a graphic showing the previous plans and the their storage numbers, and how the new numbers compare:
Linode has added a new field in the “Contact Info” form under “Accounts”. This may mean some changes.
A new VAT Number field has been found on the contact info/billing form in the Linode Manager. This hints that Linode may soon be charging customers VAT. The help text next to the field says, “EU VAT Registration Number, if applicable.”, hinting that this may only apply to European Union (EU) customers.
In May 2016 Linode announced that they started working on a new Linode Manager. About 14 months later, they have opened up the new manager as a public beta at cloud.linode.com. Here’s a few thoughts and screenshots.
note: The following review is based off of Linode Manager v0.12.7 which Linode considers “early-access”. It is not complete and can change by the time they are ready to release it.
This review isn’t an in-depth one as there’s no point, the new Linode Manager is still changing.