Cloud Firewalls: Secure Droplets by Default

When deploying a new application or service, security is always a top concern. The internet is full of malicious actors probing applications for vulnerabilities and sniffing for open ports. Tools like iptables are essential to any developer’s toolkit, but they can be complicated to use, especially when building distributed…

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The State of AI

This post is the first in a three-part series we're publishing this summer on artificial intelligence, written by DigitalOcean’s Head of R&D, Alejandro (Alex) Jaimes. In recent months, the amount of media coverage on AI has increased so significantly that a day doesn’t go by without…

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Update on the April 11th SFO2 Power Outage

On April 11th at 06:43 UTC, DigitalOcean's SFO2 region experienced an outage of compute and networking services. The catalyst of this incident was the failure of multiple redundant power distribution units (PDU) within the datacenter. Complications during the recovery effort prolonged the incident and caused intermittent failures of our…

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