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Access the New Cloud Buying Criteria Proposed by IDC for 2024

authorFaye Hutsell

 VP, Product Marketing

Posted: March 27, 20243 min read

Although cloud has become more pervasive in how companies build, manage,and secure applications, the evolving needs of cloud buyers continue to influence how platform capabilities will change. To better understand how startups, independent software vendors (ISVs), and businesses are making cloud buying decisions today, we partner closely with analysts to uncover trends in the market. IDC’s Dave McCarthy shares his vision in this latest IDC brief for the new cloud buying criteria, honing in on the five value drivers of cloud adoption.

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As market trends evolve, DigitalOcean continues to remain responsive to the changing needs of cloud buyers. Our platform simplicity, ease of use, comprehensive solutions, robust developer community and 24X7 technical support are tailored to our customers’ growth journey. As the cloud of choice for developers, startup innovators, growing digital businesses and ISVs, we are committed to frictionless development processes, competitive cost advantage, and outstanding customer service.

Cost savings is paramount to an improved customer experience, with many in our startup community like ScraperAPI saving 250% over previous providers like AWS while meeting the same infrastructure needs. While egress costs continue to be a pain point for many businesses, DigitalOcean surfaces as a leader offering negligible egress fees, which can save businesses thousands compared to the hyperscalers. 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 many more.

Affordable, transparent pricing benefits businesses of all sizes that leverage data streaming services like Managed Kafka, which is often cost prohibitive from other providers. On the product front, DigitalOcean continues to expand its core Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and its compute technology Droplets, object and block storage, and networking capabilities with a global footprint to power customers’ apps and services. These are complemented and extended by Platform as a Service products, including Managed Databases, Managed Kubernetes, App Platform, and Managed Kafka. DigitalOcean’s managed products provide reliable core-services enabling ISVs and SMBs to focus on scaling their business. With high availability, multi-node, and auto-scale configurations customers have the cloud elasticity demanded by their business.

The latest DigitalOcean powerful compute offering of Premium Droplets run with faster Intel and AMD CPUs, along with NVMe SSD making the latest hardware available to users. Customers can further leverage Premium Droplets as worker nodes with a powerfully simple Managed Kubernetes. DigitalOcean’s App Platform brings the advantage of fully-managed infrastructure today to thousands of startups and ISVs who build, deploy, and scale apps quickly using a simple, fully-managed solution and reach new, robust customer following with DigitalOcean’s MarketPlace. For fast moving AI developers, Paperspace by DigitalOcean provides 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.

We invite businesses relying on multi-cloud portfolios or customers unsure about their expansion strategy, to request a personalized assessment from our cloud experts in support of their cloud journey: Build Better and Reduce your Cloud Bill with DigitalOcean

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