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Internet content delivery concern Akamai has announced it will acquire junior cloud Linode for about $900m. Linode positions itself as a cloud built by, and for, developers, and offers hyperscale services at prices that undercut larger cloud providers. The American-based biz operates eleven data centers spread across America, …

  1. wolfetone Silver badge

    "Aker said the deal will change nothing for Linode users"

    You'll excuse me if I don't believe it, won't you?

    1. To Mars in Man Bras!
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      Oh Dear!

      Long term Linode customer here. Came here to express similar sentiments.

      Experience has taught me that the more excited about a take-over/merger/buyout the CEOs of the companies involved are --the more depressed I should be.

      1. Chris Fox

        Re: Oh Dear!

        Looks like a good time to review and refresh those contingency plans!

        1. ortunk
          Coat

          Re: Oh Dear!

          I've been very happy so ling I don't want to move...

          Sigh, off to searching aternaties (as per the coat suggests)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ho Hum !!!!

    "natural synergy between Akamai and Linode."

    Whenever I see the '"natural synergy" line being used, I expect that 'everything' will change just not straight away !!!

    I would like some Founder/CEO to just admit I took the money because ..... $ X 'lots of zeros' !!!

    It is a good reason and somewhat more truthful.

    :)

  3. emag
    Meh

    I've been a Linode user since 2007. I don't necessarily want to jump ship, but I'm keeping my options open.

  4. Missing Semicolon Silver badge
    Unhappy

    TIme for the same-old

    "prices are 'changing'"

    "regretfully sunsetting $SERVICE_YOU_RELY_ON"

    "New cloud service!" -> Old service, not as good, more expensive, less useful.

    "Next part of Journey"

    "rebrand!"

  5. Bitsminer Bronze badge

    P/S

    Linode is forecast to add $100m to FY2022 revenue for Akamai

    And the sale price is $900M. So, a 9:1 price/sales ratio. Cheeep.

    (Note to readers: M means mega. "m" means something else).

    1. Tilda Rice

      Re: P/S

      revenue!=profit

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