DO Ideas 2

More countries + Bandwidth

We need more options for the country selection like in UK,Asia, Germany and so on .... We also need Bandwidth monitoring tool just to know how much we utilize from each node per month

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  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Today we announced our newest POP: San Francisco and we're also going to close out any requests for new facilities which do not mention a specific geography, this way you can get your votes back and up-vote the specific geography/country/city that you are interested in if a request already exists or create a new one.

    This allows your vote to have more direct impact on the selection of our next DC and now that SF is launched we are looking into Brazil, Sao Paulo, since it is the highest requested DC.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    India DS would be a great addition to the existing offers.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    West coast datacenter would be great, Hawai would be a dream :)
    French polynesia here, we only have a submarine cable connected to Hawaii

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Thanks for the feedback we are constantly working on improving the core service but we built out our cloud with multiple regions from day one so there is alot of built in support for that already.

    With that in mind we are definitely looking to extend our presence worldwide and we will first focus on regions that are geographically very far from our current locations (US-East, Europe-AMS).

    We are in active talks about expansion and hope to be announcing our third POP shortly!

    Thanks

  • Travis commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    I agree with this, as per my comments in the "Canadian Datacenter" thread, however I think UK or Germany is unnecessary, especially due to the proximity to AMS already (sub-15ms latency to most of Europe)

    South America and Asia are the two locations which I think would be most promising for new POPs, voted for this proposal with that as my justification.

    Additionally, as Digital Ocean is still in the early stages relative to the current mainline cloud computing products, I think the focus should be on improving core functionality and adding POPs before other features are worked on, no need to fix something that isn't broken.

    Thanks again!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Hi Ryan,

    The packetloss issue we notified our uplink providers about, it is due to a new netblock that was assigned to us which was provisioned before by another AS, it looks like there is an AS / IP / BGP advertising issue which is creating a loop which we are resolving.

    We are going to be adding another region this year and we are waiting on word from our colo provider about an Asia location and we were told that they would have more info for us near the end of Q1 2013.

  • Ryan Sanden commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Your service is, in general, amazing.

    However, the NYC datacenter is unusably slow from China (550ms, ~3% packet loss), and Amsterdam is comically bad -- packets travel through the USA, passing New York and London first.

    West Coast USA would be fantastic. Typical pings are around 225ms with lower packet loss.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Luckily there won't be much to beta test.

    If we get the DC space then once we get all of our equipment setup it will be pretty much live from day one. =]

  • Dash Bitla commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    Good to hear about the data center in India. Will certainly a huge business for DO with ton of startups coming up in India.

    DO will certainly be a better option compared to other DCs in India.

    Looking forward for it, we can do any BETA testing if you want and we will probably the first to move about 8 8GB servers onto DO.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    We are looking into the West Coast US and India as most likely the next candidates for Datacenters. India may be online as soon as the middle of 2013.

  • hareemca commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    + 1 for Dubai & India.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:42

    We are working on adding virtual server statistics that will include bandwidth and we will be expanding to additional datacenters in the future.

    Though our European POP in Amsterdam is central to most of the region so you should have great ping times whether you are in the UK or Germany.

    Thanks