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Need to know that DO machines are NOT within AWS

Hi. I just rented a DO machine in Frankfurt. It is working great. One concern… I am using the DO machine to test latency within Germany to an Amazon machine. So I need to know that the DO machines are not resold AWS services. If so, I would just be testing latency within the Amazon building.

So are DO machines always within your own data centers?


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Joke’s on you - AWS is actually resold DigitalOcean.

No, I’m kidding, but they are two separate companies and maintain their own infrastructure. You can be confident with your testing.

EDIT: They could use the same DCs. But it’s not going to be resold.

OK, thanks. I am seeing average latency of 6ms for a 5000 byte read operation from DO to AWS.

while I don’t have an authoritative answer, it’s not out of the question. Datacenters are very large and contain many thousands of devices. It is very common for companies to share them.