Posts tagged “Engineering”

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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Catch Us in Copenhagen for KubeCon EU

UPDATE: Catch the talks, now embedded below! Next week is KubeCon EU in Copenhagen, Denmark. We're already drooling at the idea of diving into smørrebrød, perhaps near the famed Little Mermaid statue. DigitalOcean will have two speakers and a booth at KubeCon EU: On Wednesday, May 2, from 2:45…

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Pittsburgh, We’ll See Yinz at RailsConf!

RailsConf has left the desert and makes its way to Steel City April 17-19, 2018. We’ll have Sam Phippen presenting, and several DO-ers checking out talks and tending our booth. Here’s what you need to know about RailsConf 2018. In Sam’s talk, “Quick and easy browser testing…

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Mentoring Engineers Through An Engineering Fellowship Program

For two years, I’ve managed the Infrastructure Engineering (“Infra”) team at DigitalOcean. We’re responsible for managing all servers and machines up to the application layer. This includes hardware spec, firmware, component validation, base OS, configuration management, and hardware management (hardware management database). In addition to my core responsibilities…

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