Sydney: DigitalOcean announces new facility in Sydney

Nov 16, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

DigitalOcean has announced that it is expanding its digital footprint with a new data center in Sydney, Australia, namely SYD1. This new facility is reportedly connected to DigitalOcean's private internet edge and backbone network, providing 400 Gbps of on-net access to Asia, North America, and Europe. The company has outlined that this reduces dependency on public internet and, as a result, mitigates jitter, latency, and packet loss for users. 

The data center will provide direct connectivity to the market and, according to the company, improve the overall experience of end customers utilizing applications hosted on the DigitalOcean platform. It will also provide "seamless peering with hyperscalers" to make multi-cloud strategies simple for SMBs and startups who utilize more than one cloud provider.

Speaking about this new addition, Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean, said: "This new data center was built with our small business customer's needs in mind. Scalability, availability, and security have been top priorities for our customers and were baked into this build, ensuring that end customers always have a great and secure experience."

"With hundreds of thousands of current customers using our global network today, we're excited to expand the breadth and capability of our infrastructure to better serve small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers in Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding region," said DigitalOcean CEO, Yancey Spruill. "This state-of-the-art data center will provide low-latency connectivity and our IaaS and PaaS productivity tools for startup businesses and SMBs in these important, rapidly growing markets."

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