How 2,000 Droplets Broke the Enigma Code in 13 Minutes

In late 2017, at the Imperial War Museum in London, developers applied modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to break the “unbreakable” Enigma machine used by the Nazis to encrypt their correspondences in World War II. Using AI processes across 2,000 DigitalOcean servers, engineers at Enigma Pattern accomplished in 13…

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The Next Wave: DigitalOcean’s New CEO

A few months ago, I announced my plans to find my successor as we approached our next phase of growth. Today, I am very excited to announce that Mark Templeton will be joining us as DigitalOcean’s new CEO. We were looking for a leader who could scale our operations,…

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Deploying a Multi-region Docker Registry to Improve Performance

Over the past several years, containers in general, and Docker specifically, have become quite prevalent across industry. Containerization offers isolated and reproducible build and runtime environments in a simple and developer-friendly form. They make the entire software development process run a bit smoother, from initial development to deploying services in…

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Why We Chose Ceph to Build Block Storage

In January 2013, DigitalOcean became one of the first cloud providers to offer SSD storage. For several years, a slice of the virtualization hypervisor's local drives provided this storage available to Droplets. This approach worked great but had its limitations, such as: Volume size and growth were limited by the…

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