For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that pursue a digital-first strategy, high-performance websites and applications are crucial to delivering flawless products or service experiences to their customers. General Purpose Droplets with their balanced combination of CPU, memory, and storage have made it easier for businesses—from SaaS applications and high-traffic web servers to digital storefronts, e-commerce marketplaces, consumer tech, and many more workloads—to build and scale incredible digital experiences. Today, we’re introducing the next evolution of these virtual machines: Premium General Purpose Droplets.
Earlier this year, we launched Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets, a powerful offering which our customers immediately loved. We’re excited to now extend the premium advantage to the General Purpose line of Droplets to bring still more versatile and consistent performance to a variety of cloud-native websites and applications.
Premium General Purpose Droplets come with a host of advanced features:
Premium General Purpose Droplets enable you to reliably deliver stunning product and service experiences.
Premium General Purpose Droplets are available on our simple cloud UI that makes building and scaling cloud infrastructure easy for everyone. With today’s launch, when you go to the control panel to spin up Droplets, you’ll see a new option for Premium Intel within the General Purpose Droplet tab. There are also slugs for use with our CLI, API, or extensions like our Terraform provider. Premium General Purpose Droplets are also available as worker nodes in DigitalOcean Kubernetes.
Premium General Purpose Droplets are now available in NYC3, NYC1, SFO2, TOR1, FRA1, BLR1, and SYD1 data centers, with more coming soon, so spin up a Premium General Purpose Droplet right now—or switch from regular to Premium. Read more about General Purpose Droplet pricing for your business, or contact our sales team to discuss pricing.
*The benchmark CPU, network and file I/O performance numbers are based on DigitalOcean’s internal testing framework and parameters, using an 8 vCPU Droplet. Actual performance numbers may vary depending on a variety of factors such as system configuration, operating environment, and type of workloads.
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