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Cloud hosting provider Linode switches on Tokyo 2 data center

28 Nov 16

Cloud hosting provider Linode switched on its second Tokyo data center last week, upping the total amount of its Asian data centers to three.

The launch of "Tokyo 2" was built to address Asia Pacific demand for connectivity and storage, alongside its existing data centers in Tokyo and in Singapore.

"Tokyo 2 represents a significant investment in the needs of the developers, entrepreneurs and businesses who choose Linode as their cloud service provider. We are continuously striving to provide the best possible uptime, bandwidth, processing power, security, affordability and customer service for our clients. Tokyo 2 will have it all," says Christopher Aker, Linode's CEO.

The Tokyo 2 data center is equipped with connectivity that uses a blend of transit providers and settlement-free peers, which means high bandwidth and low latency to local and international destinations, including China.

Tokyo 2 also includes a KVM hypervisor, allowing clients access to all Linode's plans and free upgrades. The data center also features doubled RAM, SSD servers and mass availability upgrade over the Tokyo 1 data center.

The company states that customers using Tokyo 1 can open a support ticket to request their Linodes transition to Tokyo 2.

"It took a while, but we came up with something that will exceed our customers’ expectations," says Brett Kaplan, Linode data center operations manager.

The company, founded in 2003, has four additional data centers in the United States and two in Europe.

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