Why is Upload & Download Speed of Droplets so unreliable?

Posted June 10, 2020 2.2k views
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I’m really just talking about the upload speeds I’ve encountered with their Droplets.

I tested the upload/download speeds on multiple droplets in different datacenters around the world, and…

I deem the speeds unreliable as 1 minute I’m getting well over 3 Gbps/upload, and then 15 minutes later I’m only getting 4 Mbps/upload. I’m not exaggerating around either. If you doubt me, just search “DigitalOcean network speeds.”

This is by definition unreliable as I’m experiencing a drastic change of +750% in my upload speeds. Ridiculous.

Load Balancer

Load balancers supports 10.000 concurrent request per second. So imagine that you have an ecommerce website with Droplets. And you created a campaign

Imagine that you ve sent 500.000 sms or push notifications to your customers. With current network out limits you cannot offer service to your customers with current droplets . Because you have network out speed limit as 1gbit (100 mb per second approx) and you have 10.000 load balancer limit
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