NEW YORK, NY - October 10, 2016 - DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, today announced that it was named one of 25 cloud vendors to watch by InformationWeek last month: https://www.informationweek.com/cloud/25-cloud-vendors-worth-watching/a/d-id/1326973. Also last month, DigitalOcean was named to the first-ever Forbes 2016 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the world's top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution.
InformationWeek Editor at Large Charles Babcock said: "Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources." DigitalOcean, known for its "developer first" mentality, was founded in 2011 with the mission to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering one simple and robust platform for developers to easily launch and scale their applications. DigitalOcean has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to Netcraft. More than 750,000 registered customers have launched more than 20 million Droplets combined on DigitalOcean, nearly doubling from 10 million six months ago. The company is now investing heavily in advancing its cloud to further support growing teams and larger applications in production.
"It's an honor to be recognized as a top cloud vendor to watch by InformationWeek," said Ben Uretsky, Co-Founder and CEO of DigitalOcean. "At DigitalOcean, we're laser focused on reducing the friction to launch and scale applications so that developers can spend less time managing their infrastructure and more time focused on product development."
DigitalOcean and its Developer Cloud simplify modern app creation for new generations of developers — from individual developers to startups and SMBs. Its infrastructure and platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) solutions provide a "no DevOps required" experience, allowing developers to focus their energy on creating innovative software. By combining the power of simplicity, love for the developer community, an obsession for customer service, and the advantages of open source, DigitalOcean brings software development within technical and economic reach of anyone around the world. For more information, visit digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.