DigitalOcean Launches Data Center in Sydney, Australia


With the opening of a new data center in Sydney, Australia, DigitalOcean is increasing its worldwide reach (SYD1). With the help of this new facility, DigitalOcean will be able to better serve its existing and potential clients that are headquartered in or have end users in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney is the fifteenth facility overall and the ninth global region to host a DigitalOcean data center.

With the most recent network design and a connection to the backbone network and private Internet edge of DigitalOcean, the SYD1 data center offers 400 Gbps of on-net connectivity to Asia, North America, and Europe. This would lessen reliance on the open internet, which may help users with jitter, latency, and packet loss. For a reliable and secure experience, all equipment has redundant network and power connections that can intelligently route traffic in the event of unexpected failures.

“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 Yancey Spruill, CEO at DigitalOcean. “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.”

Small Business Customers

Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean
“This new data center in Sydney was built with our small business customer’s needs in mind,” said Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean.

By 2025, the Australian cloud computing industry is projected to increase by 12.5%, with SMBs likely to spend more on the cloud than large corporations. The strong and growing technology business landscape in Australia and in particular Sydney, coupled with the telecommunications connectivity options, including submarine communications cables connecting directly to the U.S. and Asia, made Sydney an ideal choice for DigitalOcean when choosing their next data center location.

“This new data center was built with our small business customer’s needs in mind,” said Gabe Monroy, Chief Product Officer at DigitalOcean. “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.”

The Sydney facility will boost end users’ overall experiences while using applications housed on the DigitalOcean platform and offer direct market connection. SMBs and startups who use several cloud providers may find it easy to implement a multi-cloud strategy thanks to SYD1’s “seamless” peering with other cloud hyperscalers.

Users may now use the SYD1 cloud region to deploy DigitalOcean’s ‘droplets,’ launch DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters, create a managed database, and use any other DigitalOcean service.