11-04-2015, 12:37 #1
Digital Ocean breve em Frankfurt (FRA1)
DigitalOcean @digitalocean 1 hour ago
NAS units getting installed in the soon-to-be-launched, FRA1
DigitalOcean @digitalocean · Apr 8
Most of the set up is already done. New datacenter region coming very soon.
Cloud startup DigitalOcean secures USD 50 mln in funding
Wednesday 10 December 2014 | 21:02 CET | News
Cloud provider, DigitalOcean has announced a USD 50 million credit facility provided by investment firm Fortress Investment Group. The new credit line follows the company's recent USD 37.2 million series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
DigitalOcean co-founder and CEO Ben Uretsky told the Wall Street Journal that the startup plans to use the loan to build out global data centres with one slated for Frankfurt, Germany. The company also said in a news release that is plans to use the funds to lease more equipment at a lower rate and scale globally with keep up with international demand.
11-04-2015, 14:50 #2
11-04-2015, 22:25 #3
DO hires its first CTO, James Cariello, a Google veteran from its cloud platformBy Matt Weinberger
April 8, 2015
Three years ago, DigitalOcean got started when brothers Ben and Moisey Uretsky met Mitch Wainer through Craigslist.
DigitalOcean's sales pitch is straightforward: It offers virtual servers that are just as big and high-powered as cloud leader Amazon, but with often-lower prices and a user interface that looks like it was built this decade. It's found tremendous success, with Andreessen Horowitz leading a $37 million funding round last year.
"All those other incumbents are coming at it from the same angle," says DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky.
Today, DigitalOcean is ranked as the third largest hosting company in the world in terms of number of web sites hosted, behind Amazon Web Services and French company OVH, and has grown 14x in the last year, from 10,000 sites hosted to 140,000.
Microsoft and Google offer competing services as well, but where they're focused on hosting large web applications for enterprise clients, DigitalOcean is for hosting websites and the web apps that run on them.
Beyonce is probably DigitalOcean's highest-profile customer, but otherwise, their users are mainly rank-and-file developers trying to build something that works well quickly. The bigger enterprise-focused providers may be a making more money, but in terms of who's using it, DigitalOcean is growing like mad.
Uretsky says that he thinks the company is on the fast-track to hitting number 2, leaving Amazon as the only hurdle left to cross. But reaching that point is going to require gearing up and growing up, with a more established executive team rather than the startup's previous live-and-let live philosophy.
It's the potential opportunity that brought new DigitalOcean CTO James Cariello over from Google to DigitalOcean. At Google, he was a technical manager responsible for completely changing the way Google's cloud platform dealt with messaging — a system that sounds boring, but let Google's cloud get bigger and badder during his 5-year stint there.
In fact, Google was going so well for him that he had always said that he would only leave if he could do his own startup. But he was friendly with DigitalOcean's founders, and took a meeting as a favor.
He came away impressed with DigitalOcean's huge potential, and as an added bonus, the hard part of setting up a startup was already done for him.
"DigitalOcean is better than my own startup," Cariello says.
The strategy from here on out, Cariello says, is to win over developers with total simplicity, without getting caught up in the zillions and zillions of additional features Amazon Web Services adds every day.
DigitalOcean may never win over the "Netflixes and Goldmach Sachs of the world," he says, but they can win the hearts of "the guys cranking out the code." Maybe it'll never reach critical mass with large enterprises, he says, but there's tremendous opportunity in being the go-to for everybody else as cloud adoption increases.
"It's not just the piece of the pie you have, it's that the pie itself is growing," Cariello says. And any startup that opts to launch with DigitalOcean is way more likely to stay with it as it grows. Just look at Airbnb, which grew up as Amazon Web Services did.
Meanwhile, on the finance side, new CFO Brian Cohen is a 25-year tech industry veteran who usually gets called in when a startup is reaching the critical mass where more money is going to start coming in than they know what to do with. In fact, he's done it about 40 times before.
But DigitalOcean is so exciting to Cohen that he's traded his Red Sox cap for a Yankees one in a move from Boston down to New York to meet the opportunity.
"Nothing really surprised me" before DigitalOcean, he says. "It's a really special company."
Special or not, though, competition is going to be stiff, not least from Cariello's ex-employer Google, which is gunning for the same developers as DigitalOcean.
"I know Google well, and it's certainly something anyone should be afraid of," Cariello says.
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DigitalOcean’s Developer Cloud Adds German Data Centerby Jason Verge on April 15, 2015
DigitalOcean, a fast-growing provider of cloud infrastructure services geared toward developers, has opened a data center in Germany. The Interxion facility in Frankfurt brings the total amount of data centers supporting DigitalOcean’s developer cloud to five in Europe and 10 worldwide.
It has become necessary for cloud service providers who are not big companies like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft, all of whom have drastically slashed prices for raw cloud infrastructure services as they compete with each other, to differentiate by focusing on niche markets. DigitalOcean has chosen to be a developer cloud and has so far enjoyed tremendous growth and adoption. This latest German data center joins others in Amsterdam and London as the company’s worldwide presence expands rapidly.
“Europe counts for one-third of our total user base, so we’ve seen a lot of love there,” said DigitalOcean co-founder and chief marketing officer Mitch Wainer. When choosing its next location in Europe, Wainer said, the priority was figuring out where it could be of greatest service to developers.
“There are a lot of developers in Germany – over 350,000 using the cloud – and only 5,000 of them currently use DigitalOcean,” said Wainer. “Also, having a local data center ensures our users in Germany can follow all EU/German data privacy laws. Frankfurt is a great location because more than 35 percent of all cloud traffic in Germany flows through there and it has good connectivity to all central Europe.”
The entire network in Interxion’s German data center has recently been completely redesigned from the group up, and it impressed DigitalOcean. “This data center brings some radical improvements,” said Wainer. “The new design has 40Gbs of bandwidth down to every hypervisor, is highly scalable, and has no single points of failure. These improvements will drastically enhance the customer experience.”
The company plans on playing a much bigger role in the local ecosystem by sponsoring events, hosting meetings and giving talks locally.
Last year, internet services company Netcraft named DigitalOcean as the third-largest web facing cloud and the fastest growing cloud.
DigitalOcean recently launched its 4 millionth cloud server and nearly half a million developers have used the company to deploy a cloud server. As software and applications overtake the world, its role is greatly benefiting that group.
“More and more developers are making decisions about infrastructure services that were traditionally left to systems administrators, developer operations or CTOs,” said Mitch Wainer. “With the Droplet, we believe we already have a great compute product that developers love to deploy their application code onto.”
Wainer said that the company’s product and feature goals in the near term revolve around advancing network and storage technologies.
15-04-2015, 17:43 #6
500 mil clientes desenvolvedores, 5 mil na Alemanha. Sei.
15-04-2015, 18:01 #7
Introducing Our New European Region: Frankfurt! (FRA1)
We’re opening the new German region for business! Our new FRA1 facility, located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, gives us an unparalleled opportunity to serve the growing German startup community and developers around the world.
We announced the new German region five months ago and after a month of build out, we are excited to open FRA1, co-located with Interxion. The new region features our latest cloud spec and the full range of DigitalOcean features including Metadata, CoreOS, and IPv6.
New in FRA1:
- 40GbE networking on each hypervisor
- Enhanced storage on hypervisors using our fastest-yet SSDs
We expect these features to provide the fast-growing German technology and information industry with DigitalOcean’s fastest-ever connectivity and hardware.
Due to its placement on the German Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX), the largest Internet exchange point worldwide by peak traffic, this region also serves Germany’s neighboring countries with unparalleled connectivity and speeds. Like our other European locations, the German region meets Safe Harbor regulations for storing data.
The story of the German startup community is tremendous. We hope that by launching this new region, we can play our part in supporting innovation in Germany. You can try a server in FRA1 from the Droplet create page.
18-04-2015, 14:57 #8
18-04-2015, 16:10 #9
"Data center" de 3 racks
DigitalOcean eröffnet Rechenzentrum in Frankfurt am Main
Own data center or Colo only hired
with us in the city, there is also a WhiteLabel RZ which can be seen on many websites
Re: eigenes RZ oder nur Colo angemietet
Boris die Klinge schrieb am 15.04.2015 13:43:bei uns in der Stadt gibt es auch ein WhiteLabel RZ das auf vielen Homepages zu sehen ist.DigitalOcean steht in einer der IX-RZs.
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18-04-2015, 19:02 #10