TechStars Grad DigitalOcean Disrupts Cloud Hosting Industry with $5 Per Month SSD Servers

January 17, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesNew York, NY – TechStars grad, DigitalOcean, will begin to offer cloud servers with the best performance combined with the best monthly price in the cloud hosting industry. Moving forward, every DigitalOcean droplet will have double the memory and feature solid state drives (SSD), offering the absolute best value in performance of any other cloud hosting provider. Enter “SSDCLOUD20” in the promo code field to receive a free $20 credit.

DigitalOcean’s Head of Product, Moisey Uretsky, says, “We took our simple design philosophy down to the hardware level and that is why we’re providing SSD, only!”

DigitalOcean’s 512MB RAM and 20GB SSD cloud servers start at only $5 per month. By offering the fastest deploy time in the industry (55 seconds or less), DigitalOcean becomes the clear choice for quick deployments based on the value, speed, and agility.

Ben Uretsky, the CEO of DigitalOcean, explains, “With the release of our SSD cloud servers and double memory, we’re now offering the latest technology in a simple to use package empowering developers at any level to leverage our simple cloud hosting platform.”

DigitalOcean’s SSD Droplets are innovatively engineered to deliver industry-leading file transfer rates and superior system responsiveness, all while providing a more durable, reliable, and energy efficient storage solution compared to traditional SATA drives.

Current DigitalOcean customers who are on non-SSD plans will be able to easily migrate and resize their droplets (cloud servers) to a SSD server with a single click.

About DigitalOcean:
DigitalOcean is the simplest cloud-hosting provider for deploying a virtual server. DigitalOcean is headquartered in New York City and recently graduated from the TechStars Boulder program. Featured in Forbes, Pando Daily, TechCrunch, Venture Beat, and The Next Web, the company has launched over 70,000 virtual servers in the past year alone.

Server plans start at only $5 per month for 512MB of RAM, 20GB SSD, 1 CPU, and free unlimited bandwidth. Easily deploy a virtual server in 55 seconds through an intuitive and easy-to-use control panel. DigitalOcean provides a 99.99% uptime SLA around network, power and virtual server availability. Select your cloud server location in either the U.S. or Europe. DigitalOcean was built for developers and offers hundreds of helpful articles and tutorials on how to set-up your cloud server, from how to set-up SSH keys to walkthroughs and screencasts on how to install Ruby on Rails, and more.

DigitalOcean leverages KVM cloud technology and provides a simple name spaced API gives you full control over your virtual servers, and all of the functionality that you find in the web control panel will be made available via the API.

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