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Because most of the traffic going to my server would be Australia I would love it if you added one, I wouldn't mind paying extra for it either!
5 years later....
I think DO is one of the only VPS providers not offering AU as a location.
It would be wonderful if you guys could find a way to add this!
I moved to Vultr for their similar pricing, with instances in Sydney Australia. I'm very happy with Vultr and would remain with them, however I would also use DO Sydney instances for provider redundancy, if they existed.
+1 Currently have 10+ servers at Vultr Sydney. Love the features of Digital Ocean over Vultr. But not having Sydney as an option is enough for me to stick to Vultr.
is there any update on this?
since when is under reviwe? how long wil it take?
come on vultr, softlayer, amazon, google they all got DC in sydney, isn't that hard to get a sydney DC for DO?
I have 13 servers with vultr and they are ok, but I prefer digitalocean for the billing, account management, load balancer and storage options.
+3 votes for an Australian region - I’d migrate as many instances as possible over.
Moved to Vulr -- it's just too much latency for when your target audience is primarily Aus / NZ. Pricing is similar so know that it's possible.
fyi, I moved from Digital Ocean Singapore to Vultr in Sydney, it was way faster latency than Singapore (I am in Australia NSW), I ended up moving to Chicago as the website was faster (Disk IO) Steps https://fearby.com/article/i-moved-my-domain-to-upcloud-on-the-other-side-of-the-world-from-vultr-sydney-and-could-not-be-happier-with-the-performance/
Open up in Brisbane ! Forget Sydney and Melbourne. Brisbane is where its at.
+1 for Aus :)
+1 please open oz data centre!
This really needs to happen already
It's baffling that one hasn't been created yet.
5 Years later and still no datacenter here? Guess Vultr will be dominating the Australian market soon then. (Not that I'm complaining, been 100% happy with Vultr so far)
Moving to LightSail...
There are virtually no providers in the region with a decent network other than maxi host.it would help us tremendously.Australia already has many providers incluían Google cables
Check out Vultr, that's who I switched to. I've actually had substantially less down time with them, compared to what I used to get with DO in Singapore.
Damn, I'm evaluating options on where to move sites I'm hosting on dedicated server. if there was an Australia presence, I'd be testing and setting up. There is demand for a cloud alternative to Google and Amazon that is Australian-based. I'm sure it would be a wise investment. Perhaps in a couple years time, I'll return and see.
Yall suck. Just get it done already.
Clients keen to host webservices in Australia to support local business development and SEO
##### I would suggest having Tokyo Data Center instead. #####
Using AWS and GCP as references, it appear that Tokyo has the best average latency to all parts of Asia, including Sydney (dont ask me why, Singapore to Sydney seems to be slower instead).
You can check out information here:
Could we please get an update on this? It's been years since the last update, and we need to make decisions soon. My preference is DO, but without a Australian (and preferably Sydney) data center, this isn't an option. You are doing great things with Spaces, but pretty awful with ignoring your 3rd biggest uservoice request..
We would love a data-center in Australian
Come on DO - you're missing out on a lot of Aussie business! I've just deployed with Vultr, good price and ping was 25-30ms but would gladly switch to DO if they had AU servers
I was excited to hear the news about hiring 2 new engineers down under but that was 3yrs ago... wonder what happened?
bump for 2018 ! let's get some hypppppin here :D
Have t2.micro in oz but it's super slow compared to the 10$ DO
This would be very desirable!
any news on this - I would love to host in AU
Just went with LightSail instead ;(
So nearly 3 years ago you hired two engineers in Australia...any news on a datacenter appearing?
As an Australian I am wanting a local point of presence. The longer you wait with this the more customers you're going to lose to AWS, especially with the launch of lightsail available pin Sydney.
It's been 2 years since you apparently hired some Australian engineers. What's the hold up?
Any updates on this?
aussie aussie oi oi oi
Any update on this. +1
Ni hao. Any update on an Australian DC?
strange vultr has australian datacenter without any difference in the price, but DO doesn't.
Update on this?
So when are we launching in Australia?
+3 Hello? What's the latest on this? We need Aus DC!
It's quite disappointing this hasn't been done yet and there's been no update.
I have DO droplets in US, and was looking to deploy in AU. I will need to look at another host because our SAAS needs to located in AU for Australian customers for regulatory and privacy reasons.
This is past a joke!! We know it will cost more, just get on with it!!
Yep,I started in DO in Singapore, moved to AWS Sydney and now on Vultr in Sydney Blogged here http://fearby.com/
Any progress in Sydney?
Any update? It seems gathering feedback was the last update in Feb 2015. Thanks
I would love this as i would bring over all my clients
I think Vultr stole the market ;-)
Any update on this ?
I'm moving from DO, RamNode (LA) and DigitalPacific (Syd) to Vultr... can't wait any longer.
I have been looking at other data centres in AU to move away from the DO Singapore servers. I'll wait if this is 100% on the cards :)
plzzzz :))) australia
This has been without an update for far too long, especially for the 3rd most voted suggestion.
As others have suggested, Vultr does VPSs based in in Sydney and they are offering better specs for the money too.
I waited for literally years, but I recently moved over to Vultr now without issue and would recommend anyone wanting a comparable AU VPS to do the same.
Two years is way too long... why?!!
Hi. We're leaning towards Amazon due to the fact we need an AU data centre. I'd hate to do so, so it would be good to get an idea from DO about target timeframes?
Is this still a plan?
Please hurry with this!
COMEON ... i dont want to my webcompany to use Amazon....
Hurry up Digital Ocean, if we dont have an update soon, there will be a number of customers making the shift.
Any updates on where this is upto?
Yes please. Forget Melbourne, do Sydney.
Fucking YES please!
Add me to the list for an aussie location
So this has been up as a request for years and still looks like nothing's happening? AWS it is I guess :/
Kangaroos and Kiwis would love to be served up a datacenter over here. It would be suuuper popular! Pwease.
Please set up in Australia.
We've waited a LONG time for this! Please guys!!!
2 years in since Brooke's last response and this is now the top 3 most requested idea here - can we get an update on how likely this is?
Mother.Domains would be able to sell hundreds or more in Australia over the coming years.. We currently can't really push the Singapore one too much to Australian customers, so we are looking using CloudLinux to simulate droplets on our dedicated box here.
A datacentre in Australia would be awesome, and Melbourne would be a nice change to Sydney's domination in this space.
Plz giff Sydney
Having a server in Australia will allow what I'm running to have a perfect connection, so the people that I help can have the best connection to the server instead of connecting to my USA & UK servers where the ping is 200+ so one in Australia is perfect!
+1 AU DC
Seconded. We notice the Singapore traffic is routed through Hong Kong (which has an unusually slow hop). San Fran / New York are the next best options for us... but we'd prefer a non-US geography. To us, Australia fits the bill nicely!
2 Years since ... "This process usually takes a couple of months as we review datacenter location choices, internet connectivity providers, and the pricing that these vendors will provide so that we can ensure we can still operate out of this new region with the same price point that we have across the cloud today."
So nearly 2 years ago the 'official' word is that engineers have been hired and investigations were starting. Can we get an update on the possibility of being able to have Droplets Down Under?
+1 Would love to host DO apps in AU. Both home and business projects
I'd actually use DO if they had an Aus server for sure
+1 for Aus datacenter
I too wish for a Australian datacenter. The singapore server has to high latency and can be annoying to work with in development situations.
Yes please. Digital ocean got very good servers and awesome support. We need it in Australia.
DO is too slow for me in Aus, AWS all the way http://fearby.com/article/application-scalability-on-a-budget-my-journey/
As Hilton commented earlier (and nobody seems to notice) it's not even on the cards. Not even close.
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
i have the same issue i have to store the data in australia
Well I was about to sign up - guess I'll stick with vultr for now! :-(
I am in the process of moving away from digital ocean because they are too far away to scale API's:
Slow traffic to Digital ocean in Singapore from Australia:
Setting up Amazon in Sydney
I have guides on people setting up Digital ocean servers too but you are not for me any longer.
please please please please please.
I have a regulatory requirement to host my client's data in Australia. I can't use DO otherwise. You are losing business to AWS.
please please please start an australian data center!
+3 Any updates?
A data center in Sydney Australia would be great
This would be fantastic!! Really wanting to swap over to DO, but need servers based in Australia. How is this progressing from 1 year ago - an update would be great!
Re the pricing not working, or the "Cost a fortune" vote title, vultr are doing it here, why can't DO :/
vultr's pricing is the same for Sydney as everywhere else (and same data etc).
+1 For Australia!
Were there really that many requests coming from India?
Yet another +1 for a DC in Australia... three years on... How much more feedback do you need to gather?
It's really too bad that Australia is just so unreasonably expensive for providers. Blame the cost of bandwidth, blame the borderline extortionist taxes of their nanny state government, but AU is just too expensive.
Realistically, DO would have to raise prices for Aussie droplets.
Is this ever going to happen?
Any update on this?
Good day, can we get any update on this? it's been over one year since the positive news from Brooke, and we're desperately waiting to get new VPS open in AUS! Thank you
Having a server closer to NZ would be nice so I guess having it in Aus would be better than nothing. There wouldn't be a lot of business from NZ as M$ has the market pretty much sown up with NZ companies being more conservative and are blind m$ shops.
Any updates on this? Been a year since last official response...
Really need an Australian server!
Could we please get an update on this? It's extremely disheartening that DO is comfortable simply nudging the date on the official feedback to make it seem like a launch is imminent.
For any recent arrivals to this thread, the feedback citing a process of "a couple of months" has been the same since 2013.
This has been a top 3 voted request for over a year now, how are we not getting any updates or feedback. I love DigitalOcean but I just trialed an Australian based competitor and the speed is noticeably faster! On the verge of moving but even a *glimmer* of hope from an admin saying that this has had progress made would get me to wait it out.
Aussie Server as well, please.
+3 any update?
Location to be added Australia
Any updates folks?
+1 for AU loc
Currently, I really don't see a need for Digital Ocean to expand. There are many websites out there now, such as BinaryLane. I do also believe there was something about CloudWired entering the developer market as well.
The exchange rate could also be a contributing factor regarding pricing changes across their range of droplets.
I am moving to aws now
Currently using vultr for AU servers, and I get a ping of 30-50ms average on my crappy ADSL at home.
I much prefer the usability of DO so I am onboard as soon as AU servers are available :D
Servers in Australia would be a great news for me. Cheers.
Aussie Server please.
Currently the Singapore servers are passing teamspeak server testing beautifully.
Around the 100ms ping back to ADL via 4G networks Optus and Telstra and similar on some of the free internet offerings.
Can be happy with that.
Australia as we all know is very cost prohibitive for a lot of things when really it shouldn't be.
Even the NBN is dismal compared to what other countries have had for years.
500Mbps down remains a Conrovian pipe dream let alone the upstream.
We live in hope and pay through the nose in the mean time.
So much for competition.
C'mon DO hurry up with the Aussie servers....
Hopefully they'll surprise us with "Hey, all up and running, get your Aussie servers now!!!"
+1 Any update?
The official feedback on this request has been unchanged since late 2013. Any updates?
Unlikely, they hired 2 people in Feb in Australia, but not one bip yet.
It's been 7 months since last update saying it usually takes 2 months...blah blah blah. Maybe they hired 2 Aussie Wombats.
+1 Any update on this?
It's now September. Far more than "a couple of months". Maybe the pricing requirements not been met yet? Can you give an update for your Australian users (not me, I'm Canadian, but I hold no hope for a DO data centre in our country). :)
Any updates DO Gurus?
Haven't heard from you guys in a while.
So February 2015 was the last feedback on this. Come on guys, please keep us in the loop.
How far to go? Expect this year? Early next year?
A lot of people want this
Please! Any updates?
This would be great as ISPs in AU are 50/50 in terms of using the perth fibre line
Need it! Thanks for considering Australia
This will be awesome!!!!
Hey Guys, What's the update with an Australian data centers ?
As far as I know, most AU startup projects looking for a government funds need to use only AU datacenters if any. I think DigitalOcean would make the difference between those currently available (price vs. capacity + CPU + bandwidth).
Australia could be an excellent market for DigitalOcean I would say.
Our agency would use an Australian DO server for all projects if one existed.
Best news I have discovered this week! :D Super excited and clears my dev bottleneck up. Sad US Pipe from NZ is sad..
Well there is always vultr in Australia (Sydney POP). Would be great to have Digital Ocean too though!
This would be great! Australia does not have any good provider (rackspace = blah)
Vote yes for Australian Server!
Please please please please...!
Awesome, an alternative to AWS and Azure.
+3 Any updates? Thanks
PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS +1+1+1
Are there any updates on this? Did the release of Frankfurt mean that Australia has been passed over for now? Really keen for any sign of progress. Cheers guys and keep up the good work.
Yes please!!!! How is the process going???
Has there been any progress with this? Really keen to know.
Yes that would be awesome. I'd definitely use it.
+1 any updates?
Yes please! The sooner the better...
Hopefully soon :)
Working on a project now that could see me spin up potentially 20 servers in the next year. They will probably be in Singapore if no Australian Datacenter is available. I would love an Australian Datacenter as ping times from here are genenerally awful to both Singapore and the west coast of the U.S.
+1 this would be of benefit to my clients who want australian hosting
I'm currently an NZ user having servers spun up in the San Fransisco data center and generally the speed is good. I know that the closest new data center location for us here in NZ would be either Melbourne or Sydney, Australia. If this happens then Digital Ocean becomes my top hosting location for everything and anything I'd need. Looking forward to some more good news regarding this!
I would get 2 more VM's if they were in Australia, and I know a bunch of other people who would too!
I work with Digital Ocean, Vultr and RamNode. While I do personally prefer Digital Ocean over the others, I've found them all more than adequate for spinning up instances quickly and installing the required software. From a command-line standpoint, all are virtually identical. There are minor package-set differences (I use Ubuntu across all three), but not enough to worry about.
I would encourage you to proceed with Vultr now (you'll be happy), and then bring Digital Ocean into the fold once they've launched in that region.
My understanding is that DO maintains full top-to-bottom control over the entire network and architectural stack... hardware and software that is the "Digital Ocean". Therefore, is it not a straightforward process of installing the spec'd hardware, loading up the latest software, and then throwing the "on" switch? If you've hired your engineers nearly two months ago, why is this not yet ready to go in Australia? Are there other complications? Extensive testing underway? Enquiring mind(s) want to know.
Noticed San Francisco is so good from australia like 150-250 ping :3 Hoping for the new au region though c:
Any updates for this? Its been ages
+1 looking forward to it :)
Defintiely love to see this -- latency to existing DC's is horrible for us southerners. I'd be happy with an NZ DC even, but that's probably even more expensive than AU.
It's been ages, where is our update?? :)
+1 from me.
Aussie currently using your service for a VPS in San Fran, love it but Australian servers would be so much better!
+1 for aussie dc, the only reason I am looking else where.
My Boss has asked to me to look at Vultr's POP in Sydney.
I'd much prefer to go with DO as I know your service better and you hire good
people like Mark Imbriaco to back it up.
Can you tell me anything to dissuade or delay him? I'm afraid that if we do make the move we won't be moving anywhere else.
I'm not a customer yet but if you establish a point of presence in Melbourne I will definitely sign up. I'll consider it if it's anywhere else in Australia but if you really want to plan for the future, Melbourne is likely to become most populous city in Australia. Keep that in mind.
Keep the momentum for Australian DO servers bubbling. We have hundreds of clients and many of them are Australian.....
We'd be interested.. have approximately 100 client websites and some VPS we'd love to consolidate
Awesome news.. can't wait !
I am based in Queensland and a local Aussie server has my vote!
+1 for Australia. Working on a project initially targeting the AU market with rather a bit of traffic per user so a local DC would be great.
Please give an update on this thank you
Like everyone else... this would be awesome!
how about a update to this???
any update yet ??
Any news here Moisey? Ready to move a tonne of stuff to an Aussie DO server.
+1 for Australia
Of course Equinix has had a datacenter in Sydney for a many years, and if more central :P
+1, more specifically in Melbourne considering they just built a Equinix datacentre which is DO colo provider.
+1 for australian server
+1 for Australia. I'm using VULTR at the moment but would happily switch to DO for an Aus datacenter at the same price.
Would like to have data center in AUS, then i can move all my website to better could Linux system.
Please, start AU server
It's moments like this when we need a Australian Digital Ocean Data Center.
Now my ping is around 200 to Singapore. Argh this is so frustrating.
Count me in for wanting an Aussie Digital Ocean Datacentre!
Oh yes, prefer NZ, but connection between AU <-> NZ are better than NZ <-> Singapore.
Waiting for Australia server since I have many Australia clients.
I'm also looking at launching a new australian site very soon, which of course is going to go gangbusters so a sydney data centre would make my life *much* happier.
How much longer?
Why not NZ?
I would love to see this happen, tie in support for Windows Servers and I would move a lot of my customer base to you guys.
Waiting for Australia server, since I have Asia client
We're all waiting for you DO. You just set up shop here and let us take care of the rest ;-)
Currently looking at moving my Linode server to a local Australian host. Would definitely go with Digital Ocean if you had a data centre here but time is pressing on and I need to move my hosting pretty soon! So +1 to this!
Definitely would like for this to happen as soon as possible
I'm launching a new site in a month or two, and would love to host in Australia with DO (probably would have quite a few droplets). Look forward to more information on this!
Softlayer has opened a new datacentre down in Melbourne which may be of interest
Looking forward to this! I hope it will be implemented soon.
this one should be +8 vote
I'd love to move some of our Australian infrastructure to DO in AU, and I'm sure some of our customers would love to as well.
I look forward to hearing more about this location :)
What is the ETA for this?
I would find it extremely useful if you guys were to provide a service in Australia. I am torn as to what location would best suit, Sydney seems to be the general outlet but Melbourne (my preference for purely local reasons only) or Perth would be fine too.
Any news since you placed it in PLANNED status 5 months ago?
I know that you guys would be hard pressed to justify a data center here in New Zealand, so Australia is definitely the next best thing with decent enough speed to satisfy NZ users. So this, if it comes through, is going to be awesome.
I am very keen for this
Super keen for this, will buy a few droplets in an instant.
Australia would be awesome and i would create a droplet there ASAP!
I will become an immediate customer if you provide instances in Sydney!
any news on Australia? Be awesome you guys to provide servers here!
Hi Moisy, any ETA?
it has been a long couple of months.... any updates?
I have a friend who lends their servers to Amazon when they need them, if I could only remember the company he works for.. will find out.
I Like Australian Data Center +3
C'mon Digital Ocean - get down under!
I'd buy as it lands
Very keen for this!
Make sure you get plenty of peering!
+1 I have two Sydney Clients who I want to move to digitalocean away from their current carebear hosting
Is this still happening?
Some of us are unable to use digital ocean for our Australian customers due to the new Australian privacy law.
+1 this, if you could consider please consider Perth, as there isn't a lot over here
Ready to buy now!
I really want this for my multiple clients. It would be good to have a trustworthy company in AU with servers that have good speed.
Please provide an Australian presence. The US service is brilliant and we'd like a good ping in Australia too!
+1 Aussie ^3 oi oi oi
If this happens moving all servers to DO
Please consider Perth Australia. The new Fibre connection to Singapore would make Perth a great datacenter location.
Been a couple of months any chance of an update?
Please make this happen!
You mentioned that you were evaluating Australia to establish if you could be profitable at your current price points.
I would note that Amazon Web services do charge different prices for different geographical locations and I would rather pay a little more to have digital Ocean in Australia than not have it at all. So as long as the prices are still good I would be OK if they were little more for AU cloud.
Currently using AWS in US, EU, and AU but would like to use digitalOcean. at the very least as an alternative (not all eggs in one basket) but also you seem cheaper and with a good reputation.
This is great news :)
Can't wait to start using DO Aus!
The only reason I haven't moved my stuff over to DO is because it's not in AU.
I've been waiting for you to offer AU for at least 6 months!
While we have quite a few options of SEA located hosts, some end-users are routed via US pipes depending on their provider.
A consistent path for all local end-users would make it very easy to choose ;)
I need one on yesterday god dammit!
Would be awesome to have an AU :)
I'll move all 36 of my clients the day you go live!
As an Australian I definitely want to see an AU region added to Digital Ocean. I have been using the SGP1 data center, but latency is still an issue and doesn't seem to be much better than latency to the SFO region. I assume this has to do with peering agreements and the like.
come on, lets get this done. hopefully im still in a position to move when it goes live.
Awesome news. Can't wait to migrate my droplets.
This is brilliant!
+1000, This is amazing news! will be switching over as soon as it goes live
1000x yes. I would definitely sign up.
Ya, if you guys had a Australian data center, I would definately move from AWS to you guys
wow it's been more than a year since I posted this haha, please DigitalOcean, we all want it! :)
Just let me know when you open an Australian data centre and I'll move all my clients over to your servers. I am a web developer BTW.
Wouldn't it be nice !!!
ohh yes it would
You can do it! You can do it!
+1 The service seems really cool and easy to use. Just need the AU location for the latency.
Love your work
With the changes in the Australian privacy policies concerning storage of user data and the necessity "Cross-border disclosure" we really need an Aussie Data Centre, preferably two (one west coast, and at least one east coast) but I would take whatever I could get :P
As a foreigner in Australia I can tell you they don't have many things to choose from for services based in Australian data centers. You would dominate the market overnight. It would be like a hot dog seller walking around in a famine.
+1 from me
I would use the service in a heartbeat if it was hosted in Australia.
+3. We would also be much more likely to move servers to Digital Ocean if we could be assured of an Australian server. I know the latency is still great from say, Singapore, but the fact it's outside Australia is a no-go for a lot of our financial industry clients.
+ 1 for a Australian server
Hi Chris and Kathrine, Don't forget that, DigitalOcean is also best for latency. Huge people still googling about it.
+3 for DigitalOcean and +1 for chris. Whatever its price but the service is really impressive. Go ahead.
+1 to this as a user from New Zealand. Australian-based services work great for us too!
So very impressed with DigitalOcean's features, price and service - only setback is a lot of the client work I do requires an Australian server for speed.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE set up an Australian datacentre! I would move over everything I have to DigitalOcean in a second if this happened - even if it costs a bit more - Australia desperately needs a decent vps/cloud host that isn't at the price of a solid gold house
Count me in
Lots of people wanting and waiting for their dream datacenter. Hopefully admin will give us some announcement shortly.
And also, really peoples are very sensitive about latency. Me too :-D
+3 from me.
I also agree with ben, waiting to see a datacenter soon!! :)
Really great service for any Australian.
Go on do it you know you want to.... Oh please can we have it
We want a melbourne data center!
You already take my money. You could take a lot more. C'mon DO!
Me too! This would be fantastic for my business!
I'm sure Digital Oceans arrival will be celebrated every Australia day to come.
I am also working on several projects for Australian clients. I am wondering when DigitalOcean will come to the party. Eagerly waiting.
I am sensitive about latency, and I would pay more for an Australian droplet.
The issue with the Patriot Act is that it applies to US companies regardless of the physical location of their hardware. The fact the server is hosted outside of the US will do nothing to stop US authorities obtaining the data should they feel they want it.
But I would love to see server in either AU or NZ soon. I'm running Asterisk (FreePBX) on a droplet, and while it works pretty well, the lower the latency the better.
I have little business in online and it based on Australian market. For my business i also want a Australian host quickly.
I am always careful about letency. And i agree to pay more than my budget if DigitalOcean goes well.
I am working on several projects for Australia. And i am wondering what DigitalOcean offering us. Go ahead.
I hope every Aussie will proud for DigitalOcean.
I also want a huge data center here Australia because it must needs for business.
Don't waste valuable time. Come quicky in Australia!
At first, i thought it was totally horreble and impossible mission but now the reality is i am also a big fan of DigitalOcean.
DigitalOcean can be no.1 host in Australia.
No doubt about the offer of DigitalOcean but still huge different between USA and Australian letancy :(
I think, Australia is the best place for DigitalOcean. Because in the Singapore and Japan, already other providers providers have a huge impact.
I hope DigitalOcean are listening. Reading these comments - we're a desperate bunch here in Australia!
It is absolutely an incredible offer and that's why lots of customers waiting in Australia.
I hope we can see our dream data center here soon. It's paramound for the privacy and security requirements of my customers.
I also prefer DigitalOcean's offer more than VPSBlocks.com.au because it is really rocks.
use CloudFlare for free
Yeah, the Patriot act, and then there's the NSA.
The big risk that Australian customers don't like is the Patriot Act, and US government seizing data.
In the finance industry we must host in Australia - Singapore just doesn't cut it.
Singapore isn't Australia, in the eHealth industry it must be hosted in Australia.
Singapore - that will help with latency, but I still won't be able to commit to it, Aus servers will still be faster!
This will considerably minimize latency within the Asia Pacific region.
SSD HDDs truly are the future of web services hosting, So we need better competition in the Australia.
Really impressed with Digital Ocean!!!
I also agree with Monty that, vpsblocks.com.au is not better than DigitalOcean. Because DigitalOcean offers best service here.
I don't know, why DigitalOcean still waiting? We need it ASAP.
vpsblocks.com.au can't even be compared to what digital ocean offers.
I recommend you also read lots of forums threads on vpsblocks, not a nice read.
DigitalOcean is far better than many of australian hosts, even more expensive ones, comparing to vps's hosts which even takes 120$/month.
We really need DigitalOcean here!
You might be too late, vpsblocks.com.au are ssd and entry level is $10!
The shorter router should equal highest bandwidth.
I have few customers in Australia who have complained about slow response.
Better latency! +2.
Can you compete with VPSBlocks.com.au? 8GB of RAM for $110 per month.
+1 This would be a big feature of digital ocean and I would definitely use this. Overseas servers are fine but low latency is required with some projects.
As a digital ocean user, I am impressed with the service however I am spending more on using australian hosts due to my need for minimal latency.
@Molsey Unfortunately that doesn't help much, there are plenty good hosts who offer in Singapore, Japan. Running a serious website in Australia you really can't afford having it elsewhere, considering both response time and locality of the servers.
Lets keep voting and hope that you soon see the value of opening up in Australia. I really think that you could chock the market here. I see slowly things are happening, but the opportunity is still here. Its a great opportunity, really just check it out.
We haven't yet looked into Australia but we are looking to announce our newest region, Singapore, at the end of January which should provide significantly better ping times and latency for customers in Australia and New Zealand. So we're really looking forward to opening that new region and hopefully customers will see the impact of that new geography.
Just signed up yesterday, love the almost instant provisioning capabilities. Would love an Australian Server to reduce latency. Keep up the good work DO!
Hey, if anyone on this thread hasn't voted on this, please vote with as many points as you have available. DO will only act on ideas that get upvoted, and AU has a small voice relative to the USA and Europe. Therefore we have give this all our points if we want to see it happen!
Latency is my biggest issue, followed by "Digital Ocean in Australia!", followed by customer concerns about data privacy.
I hear that Keystone Business Park in Geelong are looking for partners to establish a data center. We've got great beaches and burgeoning start-up scene - check out startupcloud.com.au.
I love DO, but the latency is an issue for some applications. As said even at twice the price it would still be the best option in Australia. I would love to move off ec2 for those other applications
+1 I'm with you guys already but would switch to an Australian droplet in a heart-beat. Please make it happen. Even if it was twice as expensive, I'd pay it.
I'm waiting for an Australia datacenter as well, can't wait to see it happen.
Please come to Australia. The latency sucks :-(
The price rocks :-)
Yeah bring it on to Australia please !!!
+1 I'm looking forward to trying out Digital Ocean :)
As an aside addressing some of our paranoid commenters, let me assure DO that locality, latency and geographical/jurisdictional compliance are what our commercial customers are talking about. PRISM isn't even on the radar.
Besides, local servers solve two issues in this tinfoil corner case: 1. No traffic traverses the submarine interface where mass collection occurs. 2. Local storage is then subject to case based open judge led warrant search and seizure regime. Much more satisfactory, less political than JP or ASEAN jurisdictions.
We recently onshored our servers from US to Australia as a 1. legislative requirement some of our customers have compliance issues. 2. Marketing feature (see 1.) 3. Link latency issues
AMZN prices are murder.
Digital Ocean's provisioning is excellent and given most local non AMZN "cloud" providers spin up times are glacially slow: even "elastic" ones take hours to days - if you request over the weekend (I tested out crucial paradigm deliberately) many still provision manually.
Digital ocean would clean up in Australia and sweep the field.
How many votes would be enough?
recent testing on digital ocean NYC has shown some extremely bad cases of latency.. 7 seconds to return a call, server does its think in 0.1 second.. testing SFO now but either way nothing will be as good as having an australian server.. only real competition we have driving some prices down is amazon so please add australia ;)
As an Aussie I would far prefer a Taiwanese, Hong Kong or Thai server over one where our new slimy Attorney General could look at our decrypted private files.
Snowden has proven that ew servers must not be in the "US, Canada, England, Australia or New Zealand"
Privacy is *way* more important than latency.
If you had an australian server more of my customers would use it, and we could consider cloud workstations as well as web servers
This is the reason I can't move everything across to you right now. Please can we have an AU region with the same kind of price-competitiveness as your US/EU regions (I understand it will cost a bit more than US regions). I hereby promise to use your services if you do!
Would love to see this in Australia.
This would be absolutely amazing, this would make your services even better (which at first I thought was impossible).
Would happily switch all my clients and vps over. Your closest competitor here is Web24 who dont provide ssd or anywhere near the same bandwidth size.
I would gladly pay AU$10 that i pay on the basic plans here for your US$5 plans if you had a datacentre here:
I work in government/politics and an Australian server is a deal breaker for me too.
This would be a key selling point for me.
Latency is a killer going between Australia and the US.
DigitalOcean has some of the best prices around, you would be making a killing in Aus.
This would rock for my company. Were Australians! If you fly over hit us up & well buy a beer or 5 in order to make the flight worth it ;-)
I've been working on various projects for Australian government and sadly by law, i am prohibited from using any services that do not reside within Australian soil. I truly believe if Digital Ocean could set up a datacenter within Australia, it'd draw many companies like us to use your service for big gov-based projects.
I'm in for this as well. I don't like my latency, but I do love the service, and speed!
Me too i want an australian host also!
Same I would love to move to this over Amazon but until there is some AUS servers I can't fully :(
I would love to see this as well
This is something we've discussed and we'd love an excuse to visit, though we'd probably hate the long flight.
If enough people vote this up we'll definitely look into it!
You guys have like what, 25 mil people? Spawn more and maybe you'll get DO as well. :pPpPpPpPp
I currently have 7 servers in Vultr Sydney, would certainly welcome the Digital Ocean option too. Especially as we are looking around to deploy the next 6 servers.
An update on the 2 employees you hired in Australia over 4 years ago?
Add Taiwan and Japan datacenter,please
We need Indonesia Server
Still on Vultr because of this :(