Today we are excited to announce the availability of IPv6 in our newest region, Singapore. Customers can now enable IPv6 on existing droplets without the need for a reboot or add IPv6 during droplet creation.
We've also announced this via our blog:
The blog contains links to a few community articles to help customers get started in using IPv6 and also with a few FAQ items related to IPv6.
The biggest questions that customers may have is when IPv6 will be available in other regions. This process has already begun.
We launched in Singapore first because it runs on our new v1.5 backend code which was completely rewritten from the ground up.
Now that it's been in production for several months we have begun the process of migrating our existing regions over to the new code. The first region to under go the migration is our SFO1 region.
Also, all new datacenters that are opened will support IPv6 from day one. In regards to Europe we will be launching several new datacenters in the next 1-3 months which will provide IPv6 availability to the European region in that time frame.
We don't have an ETA on the migrations yet because it is a large process that we have to undergo for an entire datacenter and as we make more progress we will be able to better estimate the work that is involved.
All new creates in the SFO1 region are now running on the v1.5 code so the entire process is already well underway.
Sorry for the many delays in product updates and announcements, it is one of the challenges that we faced as the company began to scale next year. I think that journey that we went through is not unique to us but something that many other startups have faced. We've discussed some of the challenges with other founders and they've related similar episodes so we will look to put together a blog regarding that so that hopefully it can shed some light for our customers on the process as well as perhaps provide some guidance to other companies and startups as they go through their own challenges and maybe they'll be able to avoid some of the pitfalls that we encountered.