What are the differences between "New York 1 2 and 3"?

Posted August 10, 2015 12k views

I am trying to set up droplet and still new to this process. I haven’t found answer to this question yet. Some clarification would be helpful, thanks.

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We offer droplets in three separate physical facilities in the NYC area. Each of these options refers to a different physical data center and location.

  • Thank you. Is there a rough idea how to choose according to physical location? I prefer somewhere closer to Bronx.

  • I believe the location physically closest to the Bronx would be NYC2 which is located in a Google facility in Manhattan. Of course with any major city the location that is physically closest may not be the one with the fewest hops to a particular destination and the number of hops will vary depending on the ISP at the other end. I would recommend doing some traceroutes and speed tests against the test servers we have in each data center. You can find the tests here.

  • I think I’ve come here every time I spin up a new Droplet. It would be very nice if the UX were changed to either

    1. Not give the user the option to choose if the differences aren’t perceptible
    2. Give some sort of explanation as to why someone might choose a given location (if there is one)

Location isn’t the only difference. For instance they have different levels of Compliance: NYC1 for instance isn’t PCI-DSS compliant.