DigitalOcean, a global cloud hosting infrastructure provider for developers, has announced it is expanding its European presence with a new facility in Frankfurt am Main (FRA1). This new data center, created to meet the growing demands of Germany’s rapidly growing technology and information sector, marks DigitalOcean’s rapid worldwide growth.
With this new data center, DigitalOcean will have its third data center in Europe and its 10th data center worldwide. The company already has European data center presence in Amsterdam and London. The decision to open a German data center would have a positive impact on DigitalOcean’s customers throughout the immediate region. Due to government regulations, it’s often difficult for data to be moved outside of Germany and developers there would experience much lower latency.
“We’re here to give our full support to developers throughout the world by offering a simple, ideal cloud solution and infrastructure experience for hosting applications,” said DigitalOcean Co-Founder and CEO Ben Uretsky. “Innovative companies in Germany deserve the best tools possible in order to continue to grow and succeed.”
DigitalOcean, headquartered in New York City recently launched its 4 millionth cloud server and nearly half a million developers have deployed a server on their platform.
“By having a local data center, we can now play a much bigger role supporting the startup ecosystem in Germany,” said DigitalOcean Co-Founder and CMO Mitch Wainer. “Developers can expect to see DigitalOcean sponsoring events, hosting meet-ups, and giving talks in German cities in the near future.”