Building scalable architecture on DigitalOcean ?

  • Posted on January 25, 2015
  • mvxlrAsked by mvxlr


I’m designing out backend for We run on top of CoreOS, and are based on docker/golang for our container image.

I love the simplicity of DigitalOcean, but I wonder if it’s a wise choice to reply upon it for building a scalable, highly available service environment?

Comparing this, to I’d guess AWS where I can have machines go in and out of ELB.

Would appreciate a discussion.


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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

I saw this today and wanted to follow up. Since this comment was posted we have scaled up our customer success team who focus on working with larger ($1k+/month) clients. Among other things they are able to work with users on alternative payment arrangements including bank transfers. Also in the time since this was posted we have had a major focus on reducing error rates across our entire infrastructure and you should not see any higher rates of node failure than with other providers.

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