DO Ideas 2

Datacenter in South Africa

It would be great to see a datacenter in South Africa. - http://www.100tb.com/blog/2013/02/data-center-africa/

  • Donovan Muller
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Gianmaria Canossa commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1 PLEASE!

  • Dylan Bridgman commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • DS commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1 for DC in ZA!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1 Please :-(

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1 for a DC in South Africa.

  • Leith Hobson commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Please open a South African Data Centre

    I will move some rather large project directly onto your service

  • Siya Busakwe commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1 pleasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Armand Aspeling commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Carl Kaufman you kreature

  • Carl Kaufman commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Krispy

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Jignesh commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46
  • Louis Moskowitz commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    So, while we wait for a local service, can anyone tell me which is the closest DC (lowest latency) from SA?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes Please + 1

  • derek commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes, please.

  • Adam Piskorski commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Microsoft will be opening up 2 Datacenters in South Africa this year, so it shows that they think it is a good idea.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Would be great.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please.....

  • David Venter commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Mario Passetti commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please... I would upload stax of websites!!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please! +1

  • Alex Mattelaer commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please!! A Digital Ocean DC in South Africa would make our operations so much better - we host services across multiple countries and Digital Ocean provides us a rock solid back end everywhere except in Africa (the latency to other DC's, even UK, is just too slow, so we are forced to use local hosting providers who do not have the same performance or level of maturity)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    YES! or at least a QOS A to B.
    I would pay dearly.

  • Nardo commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    That would be most convenient, I concur with all below and all above (eventually)

  • John commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1000000 please

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please!

  • Warrick Bayman commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • De Wet Blomerus commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please! I prefer your simplistic interface and API over any of the local offerings, but the ~200ms ping to the nearest DC is just too much.

  • Adam Piskorski commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Brendan H commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    yes please need you in SA ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Come to South Africa please!

  • Wade John Beckett commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Digital Ocean. There is a massive growing Demand in South Africa for Cloud Services. Between larger companies such as Vox Telecom, Hetzner, Afrihost, Web Africa, And the like you would have a potential market share in the billions (Rands), especially since these companies, as well as my own would JUMP at the opportunity to build off of your infrastructure. Not to mention the growing interest in Cloud Computing for Developers in South Africa as a whole. Literally the only thing stopping me at the moment is the delay caused by the distance of the locations of your data centres to my users. There has to be a way to make it worth your while to invest in South Africa. We have State of the art data centres already at your disposal if need be. (Teraco, Gallor Manor, Vox, etc)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes, please! +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    + 100

  • Mundu commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Africa is virgin market in this regard. You should definitely consider it even if on a smaller scale. SA, Nigeria, East Africa offer good markets and technical skills.

  • Thomas commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    I love your service. In South Africa we have legislation that compels businesses to keep any personal data on servers within the country. DigitalOcean far outperforms anything available locally both in terms of quality and price but there is no South African Data Centres. I am convinced that a South African Data Centre will not only be hugely successful but it will also open the whole of the African market to DigitalOcean.

  • Kyle commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Quintin commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Agree, Africa needs a dedicated datacenter. Guys this would really help.....

  • Andrew Collett commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes! This would be amazing. I am a Senior Technical officer at a Uni here, and DO data centre's would be great! There are a few prime spots in Stellenbosch...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    DO the African Market is huge and mostly from we here in Nigeria. Try settings up your Africa Datacenter, and I bet you guys it would be a huge market ever gotten

  • Rodo commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Good to go with DC in SA. There are 153 votes so far. What number of votes do you require before making an official response regarding implementation?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1
    We have ~ 300 USD p.m. hosted in various DO European DCs that we may have to be cancelled when/if South Africa brings in POPI data privacy laws. We would love to migrate this to a South African DO DC.

  • Cloudfusion commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Im all for it! Please notify me when its up!! :D :D

  • Vikash commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Sydney commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes we need DigitalOcean mainly because the startups climate is changing in South Africa.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    yes please! would be great

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +100

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes yes yes yes pleeeaassee!!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    YES PLEASE

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    please come!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes Please

  • Mkhanyisi Madlavana commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +10

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Kevin commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please. My opinion the best spot for hosting would be Teraco. Vendor Neutral DC with excellent peering options at NapAfrica peering points with the likes of level3, google etc.

  • werner commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    www.hetzner.co.za omg we have datacenters
    Colocation and managed servers.

  • Megalin Govender commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please. Would love to see it in South Africa

  • Rudi commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Digital Ocean, there's a https://www.teraco.co.za/ in the major centres in South Africa.

    Just waiting for you to pull in an setup!

  • Chukwudi “Chux” Nwachukwu commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Please bring it on

  • Shola Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    This is certainly a welcomed development. Please, DigitalOcean, extend your services to Africa.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Philip Meyer commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +10!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Yes please!

  • Pieter Le Roux commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    a DC in South Africa from DigitalOcean? Hell yes.

  • John Scarborough commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Praval Tirubeni commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    Would definitely like to see a DC in SA.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46

    +1

  • Donovan Muller commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46
  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:46