Comment 155 Re: Playing the devil's advocate


Linode Invests $45M In Slower Hosting


Playing the devil's advocate (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-22 09:19 (#14Z)

Well, knowing nothing about what's going on behind the scenes, at first glance is this nothing more than a business optimization? Perhaps they found that typical users needed nothing more than X but were actually getting Y, and if they adjusted they could fit more customers into their existing hardware resources?

That doesn't make it right of course, but would help explain what's going on. Not too late for a competitor to swoop in with a better deal and steal away customers - it's what keeps the business world honest and on their toes.

Re: Playing the devil's advocate (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-22 15:28 (#155)

I'd be surprised if there are any hosts offering 8 cores at $20 a month. That's insanely over provisioned in my opinion. Although I'm not sure what the competition is doing either. This looks far better deal than what I'm paying, although I'm happy where I'm at and Linode doesn't offer FreeBSD hosting anyway.


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2014-04-22 15:33 Interesting +1

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