How is Digitalocean provisioning so fast compared to other cloud providers?

Posted February 3, 2021 391 views

I use DO for my personal projects and Azure for work related things. I notice that when I start a VM in DO it generally launches in well under a minute while in Azure it can take up to 2 or even 3 sometimes. I’m curious how from a technical standpoint DO is so much faster.

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Hi there @kcaps,

If you are curious about what happens when you create a Droplet, I would recommend watching the following talk from the DigitalOcean Deploy Conference a few months ago:

How a DigitalOcean Droplet is Made – the Journey From UI to Bare Metal

Hope that this helps!

by Neal Shrader
What happens when you decide to create a droplet on DigitalOcean — from taking an API request to a droplet you can reach via SSH. Peek under the hood to see what it’s like to operate infrastructure at scale.