DigitalOcean announces new Sydney data centre

Monday, 21 November, 2022

DigitalOcean announces new Sydney data centre

DigitalOcean has announced it is expanding its global presence with a new data centre in Sydney (SYD1). The new facility will better support DigitalOcean’s current and prospective ANZ customers. Sydney is the ninth global region to house a DigitalOcean data centre and the 15th facility overall.

The SYD1 data centre features up-to-date network architecture and is connected to DigitalOcean’s private internet edge and backbone network, providing 400 Gbps of on-net access to Asia, North America and Europe. This reduces dependency on public internet and, as a result, mitigates jitter, latency and packet loss for users. All equipment has redundant network and power connections that can route traffic smartly in case of unexpected failures, making for a reliable and secure experience.

“With hundreds of thousands of current customers using our global network today, we’re excited to expand the breadth and capability of our infrastructure to better serve small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding region,” said DigitalOcean CEO Yancey Spruill.

“This state-of-the-art data centre will provide low-latency connectivity and our IaaS and PaaS productivity tools for startup businesses and SMBs in these important, rapidly growing markets.”

The Sydney facility will provide direct connectivity to the market and improve the overall experience of end customers utilising applications hosted on the DigitalOcean platform. SYD1 will also provide seamless peering with hyperscalers, making a multi-cloud strategy simple for SMBs and startups who utilise more than one cloud provider.

Users can deploy droplets, spin up DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters, provision a managed database, or utilise any other DigitalOcean product from the SYD1 region.

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