New York based cloud computing platform DigitalOcean has announced their plans to open a data centre in India, with an initial investment of $5 million. As per Netcraft, a cloud infrastructure research firm, DigitalOcean is the second largest hosting company in the world.
“We’re here to help the booming economy in India continue to grow and succeed,” said Ben Uretsky, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean. “There’s no better way to build and launch your business than on top of cloud. Entrepreneurs should be focused on their product and keeping their customers happy, not managing hardware and servers – that’s where we come in.”
The Droplet – the company’s branded term for a cloud server – is a powerful compute resource that comes packaged with memory, storage, and bandwidth. Pricing begins at $5 per month and billing is calculated on an hourly basis, guaranteeing that companies only pay for infrastructure resources that are actually being used. The flexibility to quickly spin up servers via the company’s simple control panel or API is part of the special DigitalOcean experience.
“We have big plans for 2016,” said Moisey Uretsky, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean. “We are actively working on a robust storage solution, as well as a monitoring solution, to complement our current product offerings. Developers in India will have first access to these cutting-edge technologies in our new datacenter in Bangalore.”
KartRocket, India’s leading e-commerce enabler that raised $6 million in Series B funding just last month, has been using DigitalOcean’s cloud for the past two years. “DigitalOcean’s made it extremely simple for our team of developers to scale our application, as we’ve gained traction and more customers over the past years. It’s the simplest cloud platform in the market for developers and startups to launch their apps on,” said Saahil Goel, Co-Founder and CEO of KartRocket.