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With Almost A Million Registered Users, DigitalOcean Is Ready To Ride The Cloud Wave

When it comes to the cloud, it is not just Amazon that’s making waves. DigitalOcean, the New-York based startup is one of the fastest growing cloud platforms in the market. Startups and developers love DigitalOceanfor its simplicity, features, performance, and predictable pricing model. Within just a few years of its launch, it went on to become the second largest web hosting company in the world.

In response to the rapid growth that DigitalOcean is witnessing, Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Lightsail at last years re:Invent conference. Coming from one of its fiercest competitors, Amazon Lightsail may be the strongest acknowledgment of the vision and the business model of DigitalOcean.

Source: http://trends.netcraft.com/www.digitalocean.com

In 2013, DigitalOcean became one of the first cloud platforms to offer SSD-based VMs in the cloud. It subsequently added features like IPV6, private networking, floating IP addresses and block storage. The company has also expanded its footprint in Canada, Europe, and Asia. DigitalOcean claims that its customers provisioned over 338,000 VMs in the recently launched Bangalore datacenter.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.