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Digital Ocean Spaces Object Storage slow on retrieving objects

We switched from our custom block storage solutions for object storage and we’re disappointed in the speed. Is there anyway we could retrieve objects asynchronously? Also some objects that are around 50 KB can take from 57 ms to 3 seconds… Will there be any improvements to have more consistent speeds?

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After seeing this, I’m very concerned. I already use a CDN (CloudFlare), but the CDN has 120 datacenters, and each cache independently of each-other. That means that sometimes the latency of the origin matters, even with a cdn.

“That being said, Spaces is not meant to be used as a CDN and the performance won’t be comparable to one.”

Sure, it’s not a CDN, but it should be approximately as fast as having a droplet in the same datacenter serving the file off of a not-overloaded webserver.

Until that is the case, I’m going to proceed with severe caution.

This has been a month since the last update on this thread. Have the issues been resolved?

Same problem, with small image it still took a lot of time to load. Waiting for improvements !!

I don’t know how to improve your situation but I will just add that I had very similar results. Just wildly inconsistent from quick to seconds.

It doesn’t feel designed for small files at all, I think the primary target is files that would take a minute or more, so the slow initial responses wouldn’t really be felt.