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DigitalOcean to invest $5Mn in India Plans to Setup a Datacenter

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The New York headquartered computing enabler – DigitalOcean has announced interests of establishing a datacenter in India this coming summer.

The announcement came amid, as the company considers India to be a home of startups and entrepreneurs and reckons the country to have 5 million software developers surpassing USA in numbers by the year 2018.

The company has catered to the developer community by offering on-demand cloud computing resources that can be deployed in seconds at a great price point.

Waving the growing opportunities in the country, DigitalOcean is planning to have an initial investment of up to $5M to build out local facility and operation in 2016.

“We’re here to help the booming economy in India continue to grow and succeed” says 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.”

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. “Their support team is also very communicative. We couldn’t be happier.”

Akhi Gupta, CTO and Co-Founder of the popular property-listings startup NoBroker said, “They make it extremely simple to spin up servers. We know exactly what our bill will be at the end of the month. Other major cloud services have offered us free credit to leave, but we’ve rejected these offers because we love DigitalOcean.”

The company’s one of the flagship cloud server offering is the Droplet, which is claimed to be 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.”

Additionally, In 2015 DigitalOcean had also been recognized as the 2nd largest hosting company in the world, as per Netcraft – a cloud infrastructure research firm.


Niloy Banerjee

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