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DigitalOcean DigitalOcean performance - split from Post Your 130.00beta01 EL8 Install Times

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  1. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    DigitalOcean (DO) has been sluggish since almost after its inception. Busy neighbors or hardware throttling.
    Who's to say?

    Right now, DO is only interesting for DNS servers if you care about hardware speed. After all, as low end provider, they have an unprecedentedly large list of connected peers.


    Which, of course, is very relevant as NS.
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    DO is not doing very well. Grew very fast, for the past few years and acquired several companies. Problem. They are kind of stuck and can't compete with the big guys. Pretty understandable. DO is nice for small projects, programmers and hobbyists. But the really big customers are apparently not coming. And that's not surprising, they lack the features and options for large complex projects.

    DigitalOcean (DO): In November 2021, the Stock was at $125. Now It's At $20. - LowEndBox
     
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    Wow that's one hell of a drop!

    Wow it's been so long 2011 - same yeah Centmin Mod in it's first iteration was born!
     
  5. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    I notice that your responses are posted twice.

    Back to topic. During my time at the University, I was a member of Linode. They were one of the first with a VPS-like concept. Just after University, I was alerted to DigitalOcean (DO) by a fellow student. Big DO advantage at the time SSD (Linode stuck to HDD for quite a long time until 2014) and location Amsterdam (I also studied in the Netherlands).
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    It is very difficult to compete against the big 3 (billion dollar companies). Even if DO were complementary, feature-wise. Then those big guys will still squeeze you out. They can pull in huge numbers of customers years below cost, with large losses. To incrementally raise the price. You also see this in streaming land.

    For example, Amazon Prime.
    Starting very low, below cost. I think even started from $1.99. To keep raising the price. It's the "boiling frog" effect.