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by Justin Ellingwood
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!
The only reason why I'm currently not actively using DigitalOcean is the missing presence in Australia. Contractual obligations force me to store / process data within Australia.
We need this, Australian data needs o be stored in Australia for leagl reasons.
We have 14 servers with Digital Ocean. We're about to pick up a client with data location regulations that mean we have to host in Australia.
We may end up moving everything away from Digital Ocean because of this, doesnt make sense to have our infrastructure spread over multiple hosts.
Please DO. Give us an Aussie server option.
An Au datacentre would be great most projects I am working require data to be stored in Australia for legal purposes. In these cases I need to use AWS or other providers with AU based DCs. I really like Digital Ocean but have had very limited opportunities to use in a production project.
Hi, am from New Zealand and when I initially signed up to digital ocean my first droplet was in Singapore because it was the closest for me. Turns out the ping is like 300ms so I used the digital ocean speed test https://speedtest-sfo1.digitalocean.com and a little ping test script I wrote (see attached) and discovered that the lowest ping was San Francisco! I swiftly moved my project over to this region but it's still like 149 ms which is an insanely high overhead to put on any real time application (I was testing out a mincraft server). This is really unfortunate as I love the billing methodoly (a fixed price per month) rather than AWS's usage pricing which I am not prepared to pay at the end of the month. If there were a server in Australia or better yet - in New Zealand I would definately choose digital ocean for my cloud VPS from then on.
I really like digital ocean but had to move most of my clients from DO to AWS and VULTR because they don't offer Australian hosting.
Vultr has it.
Linode has it.
AWS Lightsail has it.
Australian law requires local hosting for several industries.
The longer DigitalOcean waits, the more customers will jump ship - making it less and less attractive for them to actually deliver it to the few who remain. It's a downward spiral of neglect and shortsightedness.
+1 for Australia/NZ hosting. Another voice in the wilderness here. It's way past time for DigitalOcean to respond to this one. As with others below, it's all about privacy and legals for us.
im migrating off to linode due to this.
I have 700 servers, 80 of which is in Australia.
As you may have guessed, I am forced to host this elsewhere, Vultr in my case.
I'd love to see DigitalOcean offering Australian locations.
+10000000 (Australia / New Zealand Servers)
This is the second-highest request...
Other similar providers such as Linode and Vultr have this !
Why are we still waiting, I understand things take time but the request is 6 years old plus, at the very least answer your community DigitalOcean.
So but since moving to NZ from the UK I cant use your service any more (Going to switch to Linode). It's a shame as I have always recommended your guys... But the no answer to this question/request is unacceptable.
My startup is looking to provide a product targeted at Local Government. Due to data sovereignty laws, all data must be stored in Australia.We were planning to build our company on Digital Ocean, but due to the lack of Australian regions we are having to migrate our entire architecture to Google Cloud Platform. It's unfortunate that we aren't able to be customers of Digital Ocean - we were really looking forward to using the service.
Yes + 1 for me!
It's time this gets done. Even your closest competitors all have data centers in this region. How about an update on what's happening with this? I think everyone would be excited to see this announcement.
This is all about the legals / data sovereignty for us. Please offer AU as a location!
Digital Ocean SUX is full of B0LL0X just like wikingopedia of JimboWales!
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