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Something about this post from Linode makes me nervous. Linode as a brand/company feels, to me, as if it exists to serve the little guy: indie developers and fast modern companies.

Akamai does not feel like that to me. It’s a big company, which is only interested in working with other big companies.

I switched a bunch of self-hosted services - which are almost exclusively used by me here in Melbourne - from DigitalOcean to Linode in June 2020 simply because Linode had servers in Sydney. The closest I could get with DigitalOcean was Singapore, and the difference was noticeable. But DigitalOcean now has servers in Sydney as well, and still has that indie feel that I like.

I’ll give Akamai a chance and see what happens though.