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DigitalOcean expanding presence with Sydney data centre
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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DigitalOcean has announced a new data centre in Sydney, expanding its global presence and providing stronger compute capabilities to small businesses with low-latency links to North America and Asia.

SYD1 is set to better support DigitalOcean’s current and prospective customers, both based in Australia and New Zealand, and those with end-users in the region.

DigitalOcean is cloud tailored specifically to developers, startups and SMBs, and the placement of this cutting-edge facility in Sydney will mark the ninth global region to house a DigitalOcean data centre and the fifteenth facility overall.

The SYD1 data centre is designed with the most up-to-date network architecture and is connected to DigitalOcean’s private internet edge and backbone network, providing 400 Gbps of on-net access to Asia, North America and Europe.

This minimises any dependency on public internet, preventing jitters for users, as well as latency and packet loss.

All equipment in the SYD1 has redundant network and power connections capable of routing traffic smartly in the event of an unexpected failure, making for a reliable and secure experience.

“With hundreds of thousands of current customers using our global network today, we’re excited to expand the breadth and capability of our infrastructure to better serve small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding region,” says Yancey Spruill, CEO, DigitalOcean CEO.

“This state-of-the-art data centre will provide low-latency connectivity and our IaaS and PaaS productivity tools for startup businesses and SMBs in these important, rapidly growing markets.”

DigitalOcean notes that the cloud computing market in Australia is anticipated to see 12.5% growth by 2025, with cloud spending by SMBs expected to grow marginally faster than enterprise organisations.

The company says that this strong and growing technology business landscape in Australia, especially Sydney, as well as the telecommunications connectivity options such as submarine communications cables connecting directly to the US and Asia, made the city the perfect location for the next DigitalOcean data centre.

“This new data centre was built with our small business customer’s needs in mind,” says Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer, DigitalOcean.

“Scalability, availability, and security have been top priorities for our customers and were baked into this build, ensuring that end customers always have a great and secure experience.”

The Sydney facility will offer direct connectivity to the market and improve the overall experience of end customers using applications hosted on the DigitalOcean platform.

In addition, SYD1 will provide seamless peering with hyperscalers, simplifying multi-cloud strategies for SMBs and startups who use more than one cloud provider.

Beginning today, users can deploy droplets, spin up DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters, provision a managed database, or use any other DigitalOcean product from the SYD1 region.