Just how resilient is the D.O platform?

  • Posted January 13, 2015

Hi Guys,

Hoping a Digital Ocean member can help answer a question for me.

Im trying to figure out just how resilient the platform is? ( The UK platform )

From what I have seen, Its much much much better than my previous VPS/VM hosts. So thats a plus! But I am just trying to figure out if thats just luck or awesome architecture…?

My VM instance… If the server hosting it dies… What happens? DO you actively monitor these hosts? Does it auto migrate to a different host? Your storage platform… I assume that is pretty resilient? Is it backed up in general? ( I know we need our own backups, but just wondering )

Sorry for all the questions, Just trying to figure out if its a platform that could be off for many hours or if its designed to be 100% up no matter what.

Thanks G


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