Accelerate your ISV journey with DigitalOcean's powerful cloud platform in 2024

authorAaqib Gadit

 Chief Revenue Officer

Posted: January 22, 20243 min read

To our ISV community, startup innovators and beyond

Greetings for a healthy and inspired 2024! I hope this letter finds you motivated to embark on new and exciting endeavors leveraging the ever increasing potential of cloud computing to empower your business objectives. As the Chief Revenue Officer at DigitalOcean, I am privileged to witness the incredible impact that our cloud platform continues to have on businesses like yours.

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, choosing the right cloud provider is crucial to your success. While the hyperscalers influence the enterprise market, I want to shed light on how DigitalOcean continues to serve as the superior platform alternative for startups, growing digital businesses, and early to advanced ISVs (Independent Software Vendors).

We strive to stand out from the crowd of providers with our foundational simplicity in platform experience, ease of use, comprehensive solutions, and robust developer community - all tailored to our customers’ growth journey. As the cloud of choice for innovators and developers like you, we are committed to frictionless development processes, competitive cost advantage, and outstanding customer service.

ISVs working with DigitalOcean

Today, innovators at independent software vendors (ISVs) consistently choose DigitalOcean over hyperscaler platforms as the game-changer that will transform the way ISVs build, deploy, extend applications, and reach new, robust customer following with DigitalOcean MarketPlace. Along the way, these innovators effectively capture hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings that will be reallocated to key business objectives.

I am proud to share that we serve thousands of ISVs and startups on the DigitalOcean platform today, guided by a simplified platform experience that empowers you to unleash the true potential of your software solutions. If you have already started with Droplets on DigitalOcean, you should progress to the advantages of Premium Droplets and our Managed Databases that work to simplify the process of scaling database storage and performance, and reduce administrative burden. Affordable, transparent pricing benefits ISVs of all sizes that leverage services like managed Kafka for data streaming which is often cost prohibitive from other providers.

DigitalOcean’s App Platform also brings the advantage of fully-managed infrastructure to thousands of ISVs to build, deploy, and scale apps quickly using a simple, fully-managed solution. For fast moving AI developers, we offer the Paperspace advantage empowering GPU-backed AI development, access to NVIDIA H100 GPUs and key platform enhancements where users leverage out of the box solutions in a more seamless experience.

But the game changer for many ISVs that are looking to scale workloads, automate deployment and scale with a developer-friendly approach starts with the most simple, powerful and cost effective Kubernetes Capabilities. We designed DigitalOcean Kubernetes to be a powerfully simple managed Kubernetes service, significantly lessening the complexity experienced on the hyperscalers. While users define the size and location of their worker nodes, DigitalOcean provisions, manages, and optimizes the services needed to run the Kubernetes cluster. Setup takes minutes, and we provide a Kubernetes endpoint that you can use with the tools of your choice, from the standard kubectl command line interface (CLI) to the rich and growing ecosystem of Kubernetes services. DigitalOcean’s Kubernetes offering is a true differentiator, enabling ISVs to effortlessly manage containerized applications, scale workloads, and achieve unparalleled flexibility.

Our mission is simple—to provide you with the tools and infrastructure needed to scale exponentially and accelerate your journey to success as validated by many ISVs and startups on the platform today, including Snipitz, ScraperAPI, Nitropack, Zing, and BrightData among so many more.

Together, let’s redefine the boundaries of the digital landscape and build a future where innovation thrives.


Aaqib Gadit

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