Is DigitalOcean really a cloud provider?

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Fast, intuitive and inexpensive cloud solution for start-ups and SMEs

DigitalOcean is a very fast growing provider of public cloud computing solutions and virtual servers for startups and small and medium-sized companies. Digital Ocean has only been on the market since 2011, but has already asserted itself against established public cloud infrastructure providers such as Amazon due to its focus on the special needs of SMEs.

Inexpensive cloud infrastructure with digital ocean

On the one hand, this is due to the price structure of Digital Ocean, where you can get a suitable infrastructure for developers for small monthly amounts. DigitalOcean also attaches great importance to speed, both with provisioning via the so-called "droplets" and with the hardware, and advertises being the only cloud infrastructure provider that relies exclusively on the fast SSD disks, regardless of whether it is DigitalOcean Compute instances or block storage. DigitalOcean states that the total time for deploying the droplets is less than one minute.

Own data centers worldwide

DigitalOcean operates its own data centers around the globe. In addition to the company's headquarters in New York, the Americas also have data centers in San Francisco and Toronto. In Asia, DigitalOcean is represented with its own data centers in Bangalore (India) and Singapore.

For the German market it is extremely interesting that DigitalOcean operates its own data center in Frankfurt in addition to the data centers in London and Amsterdam, which should be interesting for various companies in terms of data storage in Germany - and of course also has a positive effect on short latency times affects the overall performance.

Simple interface - complete API

The intuitive, clear graphical user interface brings you to a finished cloud computing environment in a very short time with just a few settings. To automate the deployment process, everything can be controlled via the API.

DigitalOcean cloud products and cloud services

The DigitalOcean cloud infrastructure consists of the following components:

  • Compute
  • Block storage
  • Networking
  • Apps
  • Teams

DigitalOcean Compute

DigitalOcean is particularly aimed at developers and with DigitalOcean Compute offers various droplets that can be deployed within a very short time. This can be done either via the easy-to-use control panel or via the RESTful API. Various images of pre-installed operating systems such as CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and others are available as well as applications such as Node.js, Docker, MongoDB, Ruby on Rails

DigitalOcean Block Storage

Under Block Storage, the DigitalOcean Cloud Compute Droplets can be expanded and combined as required to meet customer needs in terms of database, hard drive storage, applications, service, mobile and backup. DigitalOcean Block Storage is highly available and physically separated from the droplet instances, is replicated several times over several racks in order to minimize the risk of possible data loss. Block storage can be scaled in real time from sizes between 1GB and 16TB and moved back and forth between several droplets.

DigitalOcean Networking

DigitalOcean Networking offers excellent worldwide connectivity, tier 1 bandwidth and a 99.99% SLA for availability. Floating IPs, complete DNS management for domain names and droplets and private networking between different droplets in a data center are also part of the product range

DigitalOcean Apps

Here you will find numerous common standard applications for one-click installation such as Node.js, Rails, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, Docker, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento and many more.

Teams on DigitalOcean

With Teams, DigitalOcean offers a product for user and rights management and collaboration.

We can help you bring your infrastructure to DigitalOcean

If DigitalOcean sounds interesting to you, we can help you convert your company to DigitalOcean. Talk to us, we look forward to you.