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Block Storage Comes to Singapore & Toronto; Four More Datacenters on the Way!

Today, we're excited to share that Block Storage is available to all Droplets in our Toronto region. With Block Storage, you can scale your storage independently of your compute and have more control over how you grow your infrastructure, enabling you to build and scale larger applications more easily. Block Storage has been a key part of our overall focus on strengthening the foundation of our platform to increase performance and enable our customers to scale.

We've seen incredible engagement since our launch last July. Together, you have created more than 95,000 Block Storage volumes in SFO2, NYC1, and FRA1 to scale databases, take backups, store media, and much more; SGP1 and TOR1 are our fourth and fifth datacenters with Block Storage.

As we continue to upgrade and augment our other datacenters, we'll be ensuring that Block Storage is added too. In order to help you plan your deployments, we've finalized the timelines for the next four regions. Here is the schedule we're targeting for Block Storage rollout in 2017:

  • Singapore (SGP1): Now!
  • Toronto (TOR1): Now!
  • Bangalore (BLR1): Late Q2/Early Q3
  • Amsterdam (AMS3): Late Q2/Early Q3
  • New York City (NYC3): Late Q3/Early Q4
  • London (LON1): Late Q3/Early Q4

We'll have more specific updates to share on these datacenters as well as NYC2 and AMS2 in a future update.

Inside SGP1, our Singapore datacenter region

Inside SGP1, our Singapore datacenter region.

Thanks to everyone who has given us feedback and used Block Storage so far. Please keep it coming. You can create your first Block Storage volume in Singapore or in Toronto today!

Ben Schaechter

Product Manager, Droplet & Block Storage