Approved (6. 9.20)
Revision note: Added popularity of DO via their SSD offer
  • DigitalOcean became popular through a simple pitch - it was the only cloud provider that **guaranteed** that your virtual server would be hosted on an server with a solid state drive (SSD). This, along with it's simplicity (no IAMs or security policies to configure) and very low price point ($5/month for entry grade server) made it very attractive to many.
  • The "SSD guarantee" was a big deal at the time, back when SSDs were still an *expensive upgrade*, and made DigitalOcean virtual servers perform faster then other typical cloud providers, especially for disk heavy applications.
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@maguay

approved - 💯... awesome to have the history behind DigitalOcean’s initial unique selling point!

a year ago