US-based cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean has launched new cloud servers called High Memory Droplets. These cloud servers were launched to support large-scale database, more advanced workloads and applications. DigitalOcean has also announced five new High Memory Droplets plans that start at $120 per month or $0.18 per hour and scale from 16GB to 224GB of RAM while maintaining an appropriate amount of local storage and CPU. DigitalOcean’s standard Droplets make it easy for developers to deploy a healthy balance of RAM, CPU and local SSD-based storage. Whereas High Memory Droplets enable developers and businesses running large-scale database that require more RAM such as MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis.
“By offering High Memory Droplets, developers now have an optimal solution for larger, high-performance database that demand aggressive memory caching for data file management,” Julia Austin, Chief Technology Officer of DigitalOcean, said in a statement. DigitalOcean had recently launched Block Storage, a scalable solid-state drive (SSD)-based offering that will enable developers easily attach extra disk space to DigitalOcean cloud servers Droplets. DigitalOcean’s Block Storage costs $0.10 per GB per month and is based on provisioned capacity only. Developers can easily scale and resize SSD-based Block Storage volumes from 1GB to 16TB and move it between cloud servers.
“By adding Block Storage offering to our platform, developers can easily deploy and manage their SaaS (Software-As-A-Service) applications and businesses as they scale. This is one step closer to building the next generation platform,” said Ben Uretsky, Co-founder and CEO, DigitalOcean, in a statement.