DataCenters - where are these located? Is there a plan for the data center in Asia - Singapore?

Posted September 6, 2012 43.2k views
Where are the data centers - where is it hosted? Any plans on expanding to Asia - Singapore?
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Our 2 current locations are:

New York, USA
Amsterdam, Netherlands

We do have plans to open an Asian data center but do not have an ETA at this time.
Are these hosted, operated and managed by Digital Ocean? OR using infrastructures like SoftLayer or AWS or something?
I'm sure Digital Ocean either colocates their own hardware or simply rents rack space from datacenters.
We use Tier1 datacenters for collocation including Equinix and Telecity.
  • Tier1 data centers are the worst of the lot.

    Tier 1 = Non-redundant capacity components (single uplink and servers).
    Tier 2 = Tier 1 + Redundant capacity components.
    Tier 3 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Dual-powered equipments and multiple uplinks.
    Tier 4 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Tier 3 + all components are fully fault-tolerant including uplinks, storage,     chillers, HVAC systems, servers etc. Everything is dual-powered.
Really excited to hear you guys are planning to open a PoP in Asia. I hope you guys will consider opening in Hong Kong's Silicon Harbour which was recently mentioned as a top 4 tech start up scene outside Silicon Valley on Forbes.

Not to mention many of your competitors are already in SG and/or JP, but the thing to note is that HK is right bang in the middle of SE Asia, in any case, I'm looking forward to getting an Asian server from you guys in the near future (hopefully you can give us some ETA before hand)
What is the recommended way to have our droplets running redundant in both the NY and SF data centers or is our droplets automatically running redundantly in all 3 data centers?
@ty: A droplet can only exist in one datacenter. You'll have to create three droplets, one in each datacenter.
@ty: A droplet can only exist in one datacenter. You'll have to create three droplets, one in each datacenter.
Answered by Kamal Nasser

If you make a snapshot from a droplet you can transfer it to any location and restore it again. Not exactly what you're looking for but may save you from downtime.
I am really looking forward on an Asia or Australia location. Any movement on this? Seems it was in the plans a year ago.
Wish to have a data center in HK too :)
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