Please provide the community updates on the following requests

October 16, 2017 219 views
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As a new customer checking out Digital Ocean and also viewing the competition as well, I'm still deciding what platform to focus our efforts into utilizing. Digital Ocean's pricing model is definitely something I'm a fan of. The services so far have performed exactly as expected, and I'm very happy with the overall system.

But.. there are several things on my mind, and apparently they are on the minds of 5000+ other people as well. Things that we would love to see on Digital Ocean, so despite us being new here, I believe I speak for the crowd on this.

So that the community can further understand what to expect on these things that has been patiently waited on. Please provide at least some cursory updates and/or a roadmap plan for:

https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3276477-allow-custom-images
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3829438-download-snapshot-and-or-backup
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3619335-i-know-they-cost-a-fortune-but-i-would-love-an-au
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/2536799-support-windows-server
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/4914144-reserve-ip-addresses-make-sure-we-can-keep-an-ip
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3224425-more-ipv4-addresses
https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3574245-use-vlans-for-private-networking-between-droplets

I'm including things here that are 5000 votes and up, and also things that are important to me as an individual user. While I have no personal needs in Australia, it does fit in the 5000+ votes category... I do see there was a response on uservoice.com to the AU question, but there's no date on it. So it's unclear as to if this is a recent improvement in the status or not.

There is of course an endless list of TODO items for any business. But this is a start of things I (and the Users do as well, according to the votes) consider major missing pieces of functionality.

So, in conclusion, If the DO Staff were to initially respond with just a few words about each item, with things like "Planned for 2018", or "Won't do Ever". that would be incredibly helpful.

Thanks!

1 comment
  • To all the casual viewers:

    I would highly recommend placing votes on the uservoice.com links to show what's most important for the user community.

    Also, if you want to see updates on these items listed please add a comment or two. And please add any other important items you feel are missing from this list.

2 Answers

Personally, this is my opinion:
Digital ocean plans don't meet anywhere near to what other competitors offer for the same price and you receive better specifications.
They really don't care about Uservoice anymore it seems, it's nothing but a lost cause and they make you feel acknowledged by saying something along the lines of they're waiting for more votes.
They're missing a lot of features other competitors can provide at the same price or cheaper which is actually quite sad especially for the amount of time digitalocean has been running and should've at least implemented custom images by now.
The current business situation status of digital ocean is most likely, lets no implement anymore "new" features anymore and let everyone slowly move away (Migration of servers isn't for the faint-hearted so most people will keep their stuff on digital ocean).
I used to enjoy digital ocean back in 2014 because at that point all the competitors were the same and most had exactly the same features but digital ocean is stuck in 2014 unfortunately and progression isn't a word in their books I'm afraid but when a competitor can offer me custom images and all these other features for exactly the same price and specification (Or better) people are just going to move and that's why these other competitors are having the funding because of customers to get bigger and better features.
Personally, all the money digital ocean is earning from customers I want to know where exactly it's being funded because so far it seems none of that money is being reinvested for development or progression.
All is my opinion and my experience with digitalocean since 2014.

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