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DigitalOcean Droplets: A Modern-Day Overview

Published on November 11, 2020 · Updated on November 11, 2020
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By Ryan Pollock
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
DigitalOcean Droplets: A Modern-Day Overview

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About the Talk

DigitalOcean Droplets are easy, fast, and flexible virtual machines. See how they have quietly evolved from low-cost VMs popular with developers’ hobby projects, into a robust compute platform suitable for both business and personal applications. This talk presents an overview of the modern Droplet and all that it can do.

What You’ll Learn

  • Different DigitalOcean Droplet types for different use cases
  • Sizing, scaling, saving, and securing your Droplet
  • How Droplets can help you save time and money

This Talk is Designed For

Anyone with questions about:

  • How to select the right type of Droplet for your use case
  • How to scale your application vertically and horizontally
  • How to save and restore application state with snapshots and backups
  • How to secure your Droplet with SSH keys, firewalls, and private networking

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About the Presenter

Ryan currently leads product marketing for DigitalOcean’s infrastructure products. He’s worked in the technology industry for more than fifteen years, from product marketing at Google (Cloud, Android) and Mozilla, to software engineering at Oracle.


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