Cloud computing refers to the use of remote servers that local servers can access via the internet to store, manage, or process data. Here, one does not need to use a local server for data. DigitalOcean is a Web Hosting company that offers cloud-computing platforms for developers, businesses, and individuals. In this article, we zoom in on the technical features and the possibilities attached to DigitalOcean.
DigitalOcean launched its platform in 2012. By just August 2012, it had a total of 400 customers and had even launched around 10,000 cloud server instances. In January 2013, DigitalOcean covered another milestone by becoming the first ever company to provide SSD-based virtual machines. A few months later, in April 2013, it opened its data center in San Francisco. These are just the early achievements of the company. And the rest, as they say, is history.
It is Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) certified. This essentially translates to the fact that moving your already-made cluster to DigitalOcean is not only possible but also easy.
Pricing of DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean is fairly priced and provides the best value for money. It is an extremely well-made cloud computing platform that allows for faster release, automatic scaling, increase in availability, portability of application and lower costs. The Droplets are billed on an hourly basis. The payment methods for billing include Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and many other options that you can get the details on by contacting DigitalOcean.
Applications & Services
DigitalOcean can scale all kinds of applications, which are listed below:
- Web App
- API and backend Services
- Continuous integration/Continuous deployment
Services provided by DigitalОcean:
- Monitoring and Alerts
- Team accounts
- 00.99% uptime SLA
- 24*7 world-class support around the year
- Re-built open source apps
- DNS management
- Worldwide availability
- CLI and API
These services are included in each and every plan irrespective of the charges DigitalOcean takes from you. This decision was made to ensure that everything that the clients’ businesses need to be successful should be present at all times.
Some Random Facts & Stats About DigitalOcean
At present, DigitalOcean community has more than 4 million developers. Moreover, it powers businesses in 195 countries. Furthermore, DigitalOcean customers have spun up more than 150M Droplets.
In 2018, DigitalOcean revenue was more than $200 Million thanks to its more than 500K active customers across 12 availability zones across 8 geographic regions. DigitalOcean is housing over 500 employees across the world to keep the systems up and running. In August 2019, Yancey Spruill became DigitalOcean new CEO.