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Why DigitalOcean doesn't have a datacenter in Brazil?

  • Posted on April 25, 2014
  • pplp93Asked by pplp93

According to Alexa, Brazil is the third country who most access DigitalOcean. I’m a Brazilian costumer and there is a lot of others brazilians who use DigitalOcean services, so an Brazilian datacenter would be awesome for us who work with game servers and other stuff because of the low ping that national datacenter offers.

DigitalOcean is planning to create an Brazilian datacenter? or is this out of question?

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We also need a Digital Ocean DC here in Brazil. Actually we don’t use DO for our production servers because of the latency, problem that would be solved using server in the country.

DigitalOcean is expanding rapidly, and we hope to open a datacenter in Brazil. Unfortunately, the are no hard plans to do so yet. One of our founders discussed some of the hurdles that we’ve faced looking into opening a center there in this comment: <br> <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/digitalocean-announces-second-amsterdam-datacenter-ams2/#comment-1150764314 <br> <br>For now, you can add your vote to the DigitalOcean UserVoice suggestion to help show customer demand: <br> <br>http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digitalocean/suggestions/3614876-brazilian-datacenter

+1 for a DO datacenter in Brazil.

We understand the difficulties of opening DCs abroad, but it seems that Equinix is a partner of DO and it has a datacenter in São Paulo and will open another in Rio in 2015 (ALOG was bought by Equinix).

Anyway… it seems a huge opportunity. Most providers in the region do not offer any kind of self service interface, you have to contact them to create a new install, to destroy an install, even for shutting down the machine.