Meet DigitalOcean

Our mission is to simplify cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world.

Our Story

DigitalOcean was founded in 2012 to meet the needs of developers who were looking for simple, affordable cloud computing solutions. Our first product, the Droplet, is an easy-to-use virtual machine that can be spun up in just minutes. Over the past decade, DigitalOcean has evolved to serve both software developers and the small-to-medium-sized businesses that are at the heart of innovation today.

Today, DigitalOcean is proud to offer solutions that cater to the needs of those just learning to code, builders getting started on their big idea, and scalers, businesses that are growing rapidly and need a cloud solution that will scale alongside them. Putting simplicity first, we provide a range of cloud computing solutions, from virtual machines to managed Kubernetes, that are tailored to the needs of startups and small businesses.

Our history

See how DigitalOcean has grown our global presence, community and product line over time.

DigitalOcean founded, joins the TechStars Accelerator Program

DigitalOcean raises first round of funding, launches San Francisco data center, and holds the first-ever Hacktoberfest

DigitalOcean raises series A funding, launches the DigitalOcean community

Launches Additional data centers in Frankfurt and Canada, raises Series B Funding

DigitalOcean launches Floating IPs, opens Bangalore, India data center

Launches Currents reports and Hatch

DigitalOcean launches new Droplet plans, and DO Kubernetes beta

General Purpose Droplets, DigitalOcean Kubernetes GA, Managed databases launched

Deploy virtual conference

IPO, Nimbella, MongoDB

DO Functions, DO Impact launch, Partner Pod, Cloudways acquisition

Paperspace acquisition, DigitalOcean Managed Kafka, Premium CPU-Optimized Droplets

Our team

We're making waves all over the world, as a remote-first company with employees in multiple countries around the globe. Our team is big on collaboration, inclusion, and flexibility. We care deeply about supporting the growth of our employees and making sure they feel professionally fulfilled in everything they DO.

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Our extracurriculars

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DigitalOcean in the news

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The DigitalOcean Blog

The latest product updates, stories from our customers,
and best practices.

DO Impact

Our social impact efforts empower changemakers around the globe through products and philanthropy.

DigitalOcean Community

Learn from our best-in-class tutorials, tech talks, and other developer content.

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