DO Ideas 2

Midwest DataCenter, i.e. Madison, Wis.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Chicago, Ill., etc.

For those Midwestern DO customers that'd like to utilize their droplets to offer hosted solutions to their customers, minimizing latency is important.

One place w/a good reputation around here: http://www.tdsbusiness.com/products/managed-services/co-location.aspx

  • Pablo
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Shawn Aten commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Would love a US central or midwest data center. The throughput from NYC and SFO to Texas is really awful during peak usage. Also keeps me from using Spaces.

  • David commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I've been evaluating DO, comparing with my current VPS located in Dallas, for a couple of weeks. I like everything about DO, except for the significantly higher latency. Knowing a Midwest data center is on the road map will convince me and many others to switch.

  • Clint commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Dallas based data center would be ideal for many reasons. It and Chicago are fairly common options for your competitors.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Wow a large provider like DO still don't have services in Chicago. I left because of this reason. Will return when you get one in Chicago or Madison.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I would return to DO if a Texas datacenter was available.

  • Eli Grey commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    A Texas datacenter would be greatly appreciated for reducing latency by having a central server for both my east and west coast users.

  • Gordon Frederickson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I would love a Minneapolis or Chicago location. (++ extra for Minneapolis)

  • Stephen Howells commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    A Texas datacenter would certainly allow me to use DigitalOcean for more projects. With only New York and California as options I'm forced to decide which customers are going to suffer latency. A central US datacenter would easily become a de facto hosting choice. I'm sure many other developers share that opinion.

  • Mark commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Would be nice to have a central US datacenter location

  • Sean Webber commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I live in Michigan and many of my clients are based out of Illinois and Texas. A few of them have complained about slow loading times during peak hours; long-distance transit is a bitch. A midwest data center would be a great upgrade for them. Let's make it happen!

  • Brad Johnson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Would LOVE a Chicago location. I could also make use of Denver or anywhere in Texas, but Chicago in particular is what I really want.

    Lack of a location in Chicago is the one thing keeping me from immediately switching from my current VPS provider.

  • Blake Barber commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Make it happen.

  • Stephen Kucksdorf commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I would love something in the midwest. Living in Iowa, I would love a location in Madison/Milwaukee or Chicago.

  • Pat Y. commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Not only datacenters, but offices as well. I'd love to work for DO in the near future, but I would also like to work in an office.

  • Luke Policinski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Chicago seems like the next logical point, so lets do it!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I would like to see a data center in Texas. We have a strong tech community between Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth. DO could probably even get the State of Texas to give them some money out of our technology fund (I forget the legal name for it, but the Governor
    runs the fund).

    Consider...strong business climent, a statewide spirit of entrepreneurialism, the fastest growing state in the nation, and no income tax. See perfect for a Data center or your corporate office.

  • Martin Rouleau commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    I would like a datacenter in chicago.

  • Eric Howey commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Anywhere in North America would be fine with me. I personally like 3 geographically unique locations for the high availability application I host.

  • joe commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    +1

  • Patrick Neff commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    WTB Dallas or Austin data center. My linode VPS gets 2ms on average. Can't find any other VPS hosts except maybe Rackspace (which is even more expensive.) that can come close to this and I've even tried a few others that are hosted in Dallas.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Would love to see a Chicago Datacenter

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Hey guys:

    In the spirit of 'United We Stand, Divided We Fall', let's not split our votes. Transfer your votes over, here: http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/4096281-midwest-datacenter-i-e-madison-wis-milwaukee-

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Hey guys:

    In the spirit of 'United We Stand, Divided We Fall', let's not split our votes. Transfer your votes over, here: http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/4096281-midwest-datacenter-i-e-madison-wis-milwaukee-

  • Marco commented
    September 11, 2018 18:27

    Another Texan that would love to see an Austin or Dallas data center.

    Everything about Digital Ocean screams bad ass, but despite great prices and fast SSDs, my sites are slower when served from the east or west coast due to network latency.

    Please come to Texas!