DO Ideas 2

Add UK data center

i think will be great to add UK data center , while Digital Ocean is great provides good VM's

another point , i think if there is windows server available in OS option will be great thing :)

also if there is DDoS protection for whole VM's .. will be fantastic

but in the end im happy with Digital Ocean , the speed of connection is better than other providers i have used VM's

All in all , im sure you will do your best :)

and i'm sorry for my English its not perfect

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We're super excited to announce that we've launched our UK region, in London, today! https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/introducing-our-london-region/#comment-1485892873 This is our second region in EU and will provide significantly better service for UK customers as well as those customers looking to deploy locally to serve the UK market. The DC also features IPv6 and runs on our updated v1.5 backend code base that is much more stable and provides much more reliable backups and snapshotting capabilities. We are appreciative and thankful of our customers' support which allows us to expand to new geographies, as that is always very exciting. We'd love to launch additional regions this year but at the moment the other geographies that we are investigating have much more complex regulations and logistics than the EU region. Thank you, Moisey Cofounder Digitalocean
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  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Just a small update, today we ran the first internal creates in the new UK region successfully!

    Thanks!

  • Klaus-Peter Dudas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    I'd go for LDN

  • Rob Brazier commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Personally, I think that naming it UK will limit yourselves, if you decide to expand to another area at some point, so I'd go for LDN, following your current scheme, and people will be able to guess from the flag that you show as well

  • PHILLIP BOOTH commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    I would just phrase it as "London Data Centre" the "UK" may phased out if the Scots leave.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    I think UK is more internationally recognized than GB, definitely also because of the TLD.

    Just wondering if breaking our naming by city for country is good idea or bad.

  • Chris Wilson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Moisey: I'd vote "UK" even though it should probably be "GB" (the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 assigned to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island).... :-) The Internet TLD is .uk afterall!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Would love to hear feedback from customers on what you think is a better name for the region.

    LDN, LON, or UK

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Gav commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    w00t! Cannot wait! Mideast isn't a bad idea, either.

  • Almog Baku commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    What about Israel?? Israel is the "startup nation" of 2014!

    I can connect you with relevant contact if you wish.

  • Matthew Hollick commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    +1

  • Xander Shepherd commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Also will put my vote in for this being done! I'd love to be able to host my servers in the UK!

  • John Skidmore commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    Fluidata in Hemel Hempstead in my town run a great co located data centre.

  • david commented
    September 11, 2018 19:53

    thank heavens! digital ocean speeds / prices in london!

  • Greg Molnar commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    It would be great to have a DC data center. As others said the law requires to keep your data inside the UK in many cases.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    Data protection compliance does not require businesses in the UK to keep data in the UK, your are free to store data throughout the EEA but if you plan to store data outside the EEA then the you are required to ensure that the jurisdiction you are moving to has adequate legal protections for data subjects and their rights.

    ICO principle 8.

    Amsterdam is clearly in the EEA, UK data centre would be great though but nothing to do with data protection.

  • Bill commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    DATA protection compliance requires business in the UK keep data in the UK.

  • wolfgang commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    UK DC would be great

  • Andy Slater commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    Please add a UK DC. :o)

  • Fred Perkins commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    A UK data center would be a major positive for me. Currently running from Amsterdam and would prefer to have my development environment closer to home. However really like the service so far. Just a shame i cant access it from work!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    UK Data center is a must for me to make the switch. Love the website and ethos of the company, just wish you were in the UK.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    I would also take out additional servers in the UK

  • david commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    I would live a UK DO Please

  • Ricky Hewitt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    This has previously been mentioned on the @digitalocean twitter feed and apparently plans are in place for a data center in the UK. https://twitter.com/digitalocean/status/336621186609971202

  • Mark K Cowan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    The main need for a UK data centre would be for compliance with Data Protection. The main obstacle for a lot of UK businesses when considering cloud hosting is "where is my data? where are my backups? where is my replication?". If a cloud provider could guarantee that nothing in their UK datacentre is ever sent overseas without instruction or consent from the VPS owners, they would instantly solve a massive headache for a lot of small businesses!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    Would love to see a UK location to!

  • Ben Harris commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    I would love to be able to have my servers in the UK. It's not about speed, but on the data protection front, as a UK customer, I'd like UK-based servers!

  • HTF commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    As someone from the UK I have to disagree with this. There is no real need.
    The Amsterdam data centre is perfectly fine for hosting servers that are accessed from the UK.

    There will be a few ms extra on the ping but that is all, and this will likely only be minimal anyway (10-20ms or so at the worst). Pinging my server in London I get 48ms pinging my vps in Amsterdam I get 62ms for example.

    I can see how this would be nice in the future if they want to expand to the UK but I wouldn't look at it with any kind of priority if I was DO.

  • Alex Potter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    I have a 50 mbs link from my home in Birmingham, UK, and Amsterdam provides consistently better performance on the speedtest.net servers than those situated in the same city as me.

  • Chris Wilson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    What advantage does the UK give over Amsterdam? There's less than 7 milliseconds between them....

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    We will be adding additional datacenters in the future, but no eta on a UK facility yet.

    We do have a facility in Amsterdam that can be used currently instead.

  • xxdesmus commented
    September 11, 2018 19:54

    Agreed -- definitely look for a good UK option, but I imagine the pricing might be difficult considering how expensive power can be in UK DCs.