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DigitalOcean Cloud Expands In Europe, Asia

Young, developer-oriented service increases Amsterdam footprint, preps new datacenter in Singapore.

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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/2/2013 | 7:04:49 PM
Everything is faster with SSDs
Solid state drives would make for instantaneous I/O compared to spinning disks. SSDs would speed up many of the more complex operations on a DigitalOcean KVM virtual server. But 20 GBs of SSD on a standard server is a get-started figure. A major software development project would require a lot more.
Thomas Claburn
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12/2/2013 | 4:55:47 PM
The price is right
For $5 a month, Digital Ocean is very appealing. What do people say about performance?
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