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The massive global expansion of DigitalOcean Spaces Built-in CDN brings seamless connectivity

Posted: December 18, 20233 min read

We’re proud to announce a major expansion of our built-in CDN points of presence (PoPs) that are built into Spaces Object Storage, a S3-compatible object storage. Our expanded built-in Spaces Content Delivery Network now has 274 PoPs, which drastically reduces latency to help ensure incredible experiences for users no matter where in the world they access your app.

Boosting speed and reliability worldwide

Leverage the power of our expanded CDN integrated with Spaces Object Storage to enhance your web experience. With just a few clicks, you can enable the built-in CDN for your Spaces bucket, allowing you to access content swiftly using an edge URL instead of the origin. This network of edge servers, located at various points of presence (PoPs), ensures that content is delivered from the closest server to the user, significantly boosting speed and reliability.

Beyond accelerating page load times for a potential SEO edge, the CDN provides redundancy, allowing cached content to be served even during origin downtimes. Customize your caching preferences with TTL settings and opt for a custom subdomain with automatic SSL certificate renewal through the DigitalOcean Let’s Encrypt service, ensuring both ease of use and enhanced security.

A leap forward in cloud storage and content delivery

In an era where speed and reliability are paramount, expanding our CDN PoPs network is more than just an upgrade, it’s a strategic move to bring your data closer to your users worldwide. This expansion means your applications, websites, and services will benefit from reduced latency and enhanced performance, crucial for real-time data processing and delivery.

Our expanded global footprint: a closer look

Our Spaces CDN network has grown exponentially, now boasting a total of 274 PoPs across the globe. This includes significant increases in key areas:

Africa now with 22 PoPs

Asia expanded to 53 PoPs

Europe boosted to 49 PoPs

Mainland China strengthened with 33 PoPs

And substantial growth in other regions including Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, North America, and Oceania.

DigitalOcean Spaces Built-in CDN Expansion
DigitalOcean Spaces Built-in CDN Expansion

What does this mean for you? Your content and applications are now more accessible than ever, ensuring a seamless experience for your users, regardless of their location.

Real-world business impact

Our users are at the heart of everything we do. We’ve listened to your feedback and tailored our expansion to meet your diverse needs, ensuring that the free Spaces CDN network serves you better, wherever you are.

  • Global reach and performance. Serve your content from locations closest to your users. This network expansion drastically reduces latency, ensuring a swift and smooth experience.
  • Faster content delivery to users. CDN PoPs can speed up the delivery of static content (like images, stylesheets, and JavaScript files) of web applications. This means that even if your containerized app is hosted in one location, the static content can be served from a CDN PoP closer to the user, reducing latency.
  • IPv6 connectivity. Aligning with modern internet standards, our enhanced network supports IPv6, paving the way for the future of internet connectivity.
  • Reliability and scalability. With a more extensive network, we offer even more robust and reliable performance, scaling seamlessly to meet your growing business needs.
  • More security. CDNs can also offer security benefits, such as DDoS protection and traffic encryption, which can complement the security of containerized applications.

Pricing: no additional cost with Spaces S3-compatible object storage

Enjoy the expansive reach of the Spaces Content Delivery Network without any extra fees. Your basic Spaces subscription adds the built-in CDN and includes a generous transfer allowance, encompassing both CDN bandwidth and origin bandwidth. Plus, data transfer between the origin and the edge servers is also included with the allowance.

At DigitalOcean, we’re not just about providing services, we’re about creating solutions that make a real difference in your digital journey. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to delivering world-class services that empower you to focus on what you do best—growing your business and building amazing digital experiences.

Stay connected with us for more updates and enhancements, and thank you for choosing DigitalOcean as your trusted cloud services partner. For business inquiries contact our sales experts.


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