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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GDPR is Here, and We've Got You Covered

Today, the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. (You might have received a few emails about it.) There are a lot of moving parts, but it’s an important step in protecting the fundamental right of privacy for European citizens, and it also raises the bar…

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A Message About Intel’s Latest Security Findings

In response to Intel’s statement today regarding new vulnerabilities, we wanted to share all the information we have to date with our customers and community. Current information does not suggest that this latest vulnerability, Variant 4, would allow Droplets to gain access to the host hypervisor, or access to…

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May Community Doers: Open Source Contributors

Since DigitalOcean came to be, the founders believed that the developer community is far greater than the sum of its parts. Six years later we continue to learn and grow thanks to the tireless work of our global community. Instrumental to increasing collaboration and ease-of-use, the Projects section of the…

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