Need to know that DO machines are NOT within AWS

Posted July 20, 2016 7.2k views

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.

  • Just to add a bit to that, DigitalOcean’s FRA1 region is housed in a suite at Interxion’s Frankfurt location.

Hhhmmm… Concerned about this part of your answer “they could use the same DCs. But it’s not going to be resold”.

So do you mean that a DO machine and an AWS machine could be in the same building?

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.

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