DigitalOcean to open data center in Bengaluru
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he New York based developers plans to set up a cloud computing platform DigitalOcean told IANS that they will open data center at Bengaluru and provide solutions to startups, individual developers and any other non-enterprise clients.
COO Karl Alomar said “presently there are no simple and custom made solutions by cloud computing for startups & individual developers who do not fit the target profile of large cloud solutions providers and hence, our aim is cater to this niche segment to provide them with solutions which would help them launch virtual servers in matter of seconds”.
He said India’s vibrant startup community with ever rising startups – 4,000 in 2015 – and considering the software developers to touch five million by 2018, DigitalOcean’s solutions are best suited for them to be taken up at an affordable price point of $10 per GB of memory.
Software as Solution (Saas), SMBs, Bigdata and Adtech companies are also its target group.
The company pricing model for Droplets (its virtual servers) is the same for US and India, available between $5 to $640 for various combinations of virtual servers.
“Digital Ocean will invest $5 million in India in 2016 to set up its 12th datacentre and hire five to 10 employees in Bengaluru,” said Alomar.
The company’s cofounder Mitch Wainer said players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and others solutions are overwhelming for developers and startups and cater to larger enterprises.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]K[/dropcap]”ey differentiators from DigitalOcean are simple control panel, active developer community, professional hosting starting at $5 per month, solid state disk (SSD) only cloud, one click installations and Linux distributions,” he said.
The company has six lakh clients globally and 58,000 in India as of December 2015. E-commerce player Flipkart is one of its Indian clients.
DigitalOcean was founded in 2011 by Moisey Uretsky, Ben Uretsky and Wainer in New York. It has 250 employees.
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