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Introducing High CPU Droplets

Today, we’re excited to announce new High CPU Droplet plans for CPU-intensive workloads. As applications grow and evolve we have found that there are certain workloads that need more powerful underlying computing power.

Use Cases
Here are some use cases that can benefit from CPU-optimized compute servers:
  • App servers. App servers with significant loads and powered by NodeJS require more CPUs than what’s available with standard Droplets. High CPU Droplets can improve application performance without paying for storage infrastructure you don’t need.
  • CI/CD servers. Improve the performance of your Jenkins pipeline to rapidly deliver new functionality to production. With High CPU Droplets, Jenkins can speed up continuous integration and deployment times enabling you to quickly deploy features to production.
  • Data analytics applications. More CPUs can improve the performance of data analytics, specifically for applications that require heavy computation. In these cases, choosing one High CPU Droplet with multiple, dedicated vCPUs provides both better performance and more favorable pricing than multiple, standard Droplets.
  • Build servers. If you build applications using remote build servers (using the DO API to deploy build servers as needed), it can be more cost effective to use High CPU Droplets on demand to initiate and complete builds more quickly.

We are offering five new Droplet plans. They start from $40/mo for two dedicated vCPUs, up to $640/mo for 32 dedicated vCPUs.

We've partnered with Intel to back these Droplets with Intel's most powerful processors, delivering a maximum, reliable level of performance. Going forward, we’ll regularly evaluate and use the best CPUs available to ensure they always deliver the best performance for your applications.

The current CPUs powering High CPU Droplets are the Intel Broadwell 2697Av4 with a clock speed of 2.6Ghz, and the Intel Skylake 8168 with a clock speed of 2.7Ghz. Customers in our early access period have seen up to four times the performance of Standard Droplet CPUs, and on average see about 2.5 times the performance.

These Droplets are available through the Control Panel and the API starting today as capacity allows in SFO2, NYC1, NYC3, TOR1, BLR1, and AMS3. They will be available in FRA1 and LON1 by the end of August.

Introducing Cloud Firewalls

We’re excited to announce the release of Cloud Firewalls.

Cloud Firewalls help secure your Droplets and are free to enable. You can define which ports are visible on your Droplets and control which resources can access them. All without having to install and configure more software.

It's designed to be easy to use with groups of resources, scales as you grow, and is perfect for production environments.

Cloud Firewalls are free for all Droplet customers.

To learn more about how to use Cloud Firewalls to secure your applications, be sure to read the announcement blog post. Click below for a product walk through.

Product Update: May 2017

High CPU Droplets: Early Access
We are now offering early access to a new set Droplet Plans: High CPU Droplets.
Focused on reliable high performance, High CPU Droplets are backed by a more powerful, best-in-class CPU, and won’t have any overcommitment on the underlying physical resources.
We will be onboarding customers to private early access as we have capacity. Sign up here to request early access.

Block Storage in Singapore + Future Rollouts
Need more disk? You can now add Block Storage volumes up to 16TB in size to Droplets in Singapore! In order to help you plan your deployments, we've finalized the timelines for the next five regions. Here is the schedule we're targeting for Block Storage rollout in 2017:
  • Singapore (SGP1): Now!
  • Toronto (TOR1): June
  • Bangalore (BLR1): Late Q2/Early Q3
  • Amsterdam (AMS3): Late Q2/Early Q3
  • New York City (NYC3): Late Q3/Early Q4
  • London (LON1): Late Q3/Early Q4
We'll have more specific updates to share on SFO1, NYC2, and AMS2 in a future update. Read the full blog post here.

Monitoring is Generally Available
Since December, all new droplets have had the option of including the DigitalOcean Agent that enables more detailed metrics like CPU, Memory, and Disk Utilization and Top Processes. Now everyone can set up alert policies on these metrics using Monitoring. Best of all it’s free! What’s next for Monitoring?
  • API support for alert policies
  • Enhanced visualization of alerts
  • Webhooks to notify external services about alerts
  • See the Monitoring blog post for more details.

Introducing Infrastructure Monitoring on DigitalOcean!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest product: Monitoring. Available for free on all Droplets in every datacenter, you’ll be able to collect metrics, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts from the DigitalOcean control panel. It can be enabled during Droplet creation or installed on existing Droplets.

Collect metrics. With Monitoring, you’ll be able to collect and view information about the following metrics:
  • CPU
  • Disk I/O
  • Memory
  • Disk usage
  • Inbound and outbound bandwidth
  • A process list ordered by CPU or memory usage

Metrics are collected in one-minute intervals and data is retained for a month, letting you view current and historical data.

Set alert policies. Create alert policies that will notify you whenever a metric has hit your specified threshold. You can receive alert notifications via email or through Slack.


Block Storage is now available in SGP1

We’re excited to announce that Block Storage is available in SGP1! Starting today, you can now create and attach Block Storage volumes to SGP1-hosted Droplets from the Control Panel or the API.

To learn more about Block Storage, review our “Getting Started with Block Storage” tutorial series or read up about Block Storage and the DigitalOcean API.

We also plan on adding Block Storage to five additional datacenters in the coming months. Read more about it here.

Load Balancers are now live

We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest product: Load Balancers. Fully managed by DigitalOcean, create highly available setups and distribute traffic seamlessly throughout your infrastructure with just a few clicks or via the API—no ops needed.

Load Balancers can handle TCP, HTTP, and HTTPS workloads, and manage your SSL certificates. You can add Droplets to Load Balancers individually or collectively by choosing Droplet tags.

Load Balancers cost $20 per month with no additional bandwidth charges, and are available in all datacenter regions.

To learn more about what you can do with Load Balancers and how to use them, be sure to read the announcement blog post. Or click below to start incorporating Load Balancers into your infrastructure!

Product Update Jan 2017

2017 Roadmap: What's Shipping Next
Our CTO Julia Austin wrote a blog post recapping 2016 milestones and sharing what’s in store for DigitalOcean in 2017. Take a look at what motivates the products we build and what’s to come here.

Here’s a look at specific products and updates covered in the blog:

Guest Agent Powered Droplet Graphs
Memory and disk space graphs are now available! We've gathered the knowledge that we've learned involving telemetry and performance observability and poured it into an open-source project called do-agent. The agent helps you get a better picture of the health of your Droplets by adding several new graphs to the Droplet graphs page, and making the existing graphs much more precise. (These upgrades are available for free.)

For more details, read the blog post or follow the tutorial on getting started.

Monitoring Beta
The same DigitalOcean Agent that enables improved graphs above also serves as an essential building block for Monitoring. With access to stats on CPU, memory, disk space and network utilization, our new Monitoring Beta allows you to create an Alert Policy that notifies you when a Droplet hits a defined threshold. Our beta currently supports notifications via email and Slack, and more options are on the roadmap. Sign up here for early access.

Load Balancers are coming
Scale your applications and improve availability for your users. Load Balancers automatically distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure, and are managed entirely from the DigitalOcean control panel or API—no ops needed. Sign up here to get notified about updates.

Other DO Updates
Here are some recent changes in the control panel and beyond:
  • DNS UI/UX refresh and custom TTLs. We’ve updated the look and feel of the DNS page on the control panel. As part of this refresh, we’ve also added the ability to customize TTLs associated with your domain records.
  • Network throughput improvements. All Droplets in all datacenters have had their network throughput increased from 1G to 2G. This has been automatically implemented—no further action on your part!

DigitalOcean to charge 15% service tax to India customers

Moving forward, charges on your invoices—including this month’s invoice—will increase due to a new ruling by the Government of India. We know this a sudden change so we want to help you with this month’s invoice and aid you in updating your account information

First, if are a business with a Sevice Tax ID, we ask that you enter it into the Service Tax ID form on the Billing page.

The new ruling has determined that the Service Tax of 15% is applicable to cloud services including DigitalOcean starting December 1 (this month) for any account with a tax location in India. You will see this increase reflected on your next invoice on January 1, 2017--unless you are a business entity that has inputted their Service Tax ID. You can read more about the ruling, Service Tax IDs for businesses, and details in our FAQs.

We know this is sudden and want to help you adjust. Therefore, we are adding a credit to this month’s invoice to offset the 15% increase. You will see the 15% credit added to your January 1, 2017 invoice.

Please see our Support page for further questions and screenshots on how to update your Service Tax ID. As always, we are here to help.

Sincerely, Team DigitalOcean