Today we unveiled three exciting new cloud computing sites. These sites are on a journey to build a cloud that meets the needs of the next decade, not the last. In addition to new sites, we announced new premium instances, doubled our object storage capacity, and introduced plans to launch a global load balancer.
This expansion and enhancement is based on the feedback we received from our customers and an increasing number of commercial customers attracted by the core of what we offer: portability, performance and price. They set the industry standard by opening the door to distributed designs that meet the needs of modern applications that increasingly demand higher performance, lower latency, and true global scalability that current cloud architectures cannot provide. It’s also an important part of our vision to challenge.
5 new sites
New cloud computing sites will be strategically located in Paris, Washington, DC and Chicago, with Seattle and Chennai, India also opening later this quarter. This is the first step towards putting compute, storage, database and other services on the same foundation. A backbone that powers current edge networks and connects them to the most distributed edge networks on the planet. They are built on new architectural designs and hardware configurations to deliver high performance and scalable cloud resources. The new location will more than double our global production capacity.
new premium instance
New premium instances offer consistent performance, predictable resource and budget allocation, and simpler SKU management for large-scale commercial workloads. New instance types guarantee the highest levels of performance for CPU-intensive or latency-sensitive workloads running on the highest AMD Epyc available.TMs processor.
Premium compute instances also make it easier to manage multiple deployments and upgrades without the complex SKU matching that often results in over 100,000 monthly changes across the top three traditional hyperscale providers will be New premium services will be available at each newly launched site and will be in addition to existing shared and dedicated services.
Double your object storage capacity
We also doubled our object storage capacity to 1 petabyte and 1 billion objects per bucket. This upgrade will enable you to access higher data volumes to build scalable, high-performance, low-latency cloud-native application and analytics solutions. Clusters with increased limits will be available on the new site announced today. Our storage roadmap continues to expand the service to new sites while increasing capacity and features, including multi-cluster support for horizontal scaling and automatic bucket placement to optimize resource utilization.
New global load balancer
Finally, we announced plans to launch the Akamai Global Load Balancer later this quarter. This is the first of several integration services planned after Akamai’s acquisition of Linode. A new global load balancing feature eliminates single points of failure and routes traffic requests to the optimal data center to minimize latency. Akamai Global Load Balancer bridges Linode NodeBalancers’ existing capabilities for load balancing local traffic with his existing Akamai Global Traffic Manager and Application Load Balancer services. The resulting integration allows you to choose between local and global load balancing across Akamai’s network.