Notes here that are blocking us from using App Platform.

We use high memory droplets and in current Professional pricing;
a) Comparing to Droplets, 16 GiB Ram is significantly more expensive. It’d be great if we could just select a droplet and pay the price times some multiplier for the management.
b) There isn’t an option with more than 16 GB Ram. We would need more options like it’s here https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/
c) 100 GiB Outbound transfer (even if CDN cache is there) is not sufficient for us and would increase our costs by 5-10x by itself. A better pricing model would be appreciated.

The biggest bottleneck is item c.

Hope this feedback would make App Platform a more viable option for production systems.

Thanks

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Thank you very much for your feedback. We understand that the pricing compared to droplet pricing can be surprising. The economics of us running and operating the core platform components and systems makes it so that it is not feasible for us to offer the app platform as a fixed management cost on top of the droplet cost. We will definitely discuss bringing larger size plans above 16GB RAM to market. Is there an exact amount of CPU or RAM you would be most interested in? As for the bandwidth costs, due to the nature of our partnership with Cloudflare to offer CDN/DDoS protection/Edge Routing/SSL it is not possible for us to offer the rock bottom bandwidth pricing that we offer today for droplet. I will be sure to catalog your feedback and discuss it with the team as we continue to develop our ongoing roadmap.

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