As my business launches SaaS products, we evaluated cloud provider options. Having previously used AWS and own hardware, I naturally went towards these options.
After discussion with colleagues, we decided to try digitalocean. It suited our budget and needs, we deployed a few droplets, a loud balancer, cloud firewalls, and hooked up our monitoring. 24 hours later we had a good environment to deploy production on.
As we started scaling, digitalocean was able to scale with us. We then hit a road block - all our nodes ran out of space. That's when we dived into Spaces, which works perfectly for us. We setup a few spaces for test and production, and this allowed us to scale even faster.
Now, we rely on Digitalocean entirely in production.
- Managed Databases
- Cloud Firewalls
- About 25 droplets
- Spaces (3 instances)
- Load Balancers (2)
- VM Backups
Cost VS AWS: We are saving almost 350$/mo with digitalocean compared to AWS.
I would strongly recommend digitalocean to everyone!