Thank you, DigitalOcean!

Mike on April 23, 2019

As my business launches SaaS products, we evaluated cloud provider options. Having previously used AWS and own hardware, I naturally went towards... [Read Full]
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The included bandwidth is a great plus with Digital Ocean!

 

Especially in our case, we use private networking extensively to save on public bandwidth. So far this week we have pushed about 656GB over private networks between hosts.

 

Wow that's a lot of traffic! Is it media?

I have a couple of video edge servers on Digitalocean. They are ridiculously cheap and sync perfectly.

No, it's a very data heavy SaaS, which collects data from about 95 sources, catalogue it and make it available immediately

 

You were not very scientific, were you? Nothing wrong with picking another cloud provider for any reason whatsoever, but if you are going to quote a concrete dollar-amount in hope to be taken seriously please include a few more details. For starters, what would your total monthly bill be in AWS, not the savings part. What AWS services you'd use, down to the instance types, reservations, storage, IOPS. Without even digging into the option of utilizing the spot market, I'm fairly confident that on price alone, AWS is just hard to beat if you design things the right way.

 

The one thing that will save you lots of money on Digital Ocean is bandwidth. I have 5 edge servers on Digital Ocean for about 100 usd a month. The same servers on AWS will be over 1500 usd per month because of bandwidth.

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