S3 / Object Storage alternative
As title says - it would be great if you would offer Amazon S3 storage alternative in same datacenters where we are hosting main sites.
We launched DigitalOcean Spaces today — scalable object storage for developers.
Please read our blog post: https://blog.digitalocean.com/introducing-spaces-object-storage/ for more details.
Thanks for all of the feedback regarding storage products that led up to this moment.
And please send us feedback once you give Spaces a go.
Etienne Noël commented
I think they have that now right? Well, it's to be officially released: https://www.digitalocean.com/products/storage/object-storage/
Rizky Prilian commented
Once this is implemented, there will be no reason for not choosing DigitalOcean. I am using rancher as container management, and docker instance might be distributed and moved between hosts. shared storage (s3 compatible) will be an awesome feature.
Implementing NFS is complicated especially on CoreOS, and looking at the pricing of DO's block storage, it will be cost-inefficient to be implemented by my own.
Low latency, datacenter-specific Swift (or S3 compatible in general) object storage is the missing piece. Having to 'outsource' object storage to AWS or Backblaze or even OVH is a kludge solution that has performance impacts.
Block storage is nice, but too limited.
Albert Smit commented
Especially a ReST//HTTP like solution like s3 is very useful for simple things like common config files and scripts. It does not feel worth it to pay for a droplet, just to host 5 text files.
Yevgeniy Shevekhman commented
roger pack commented
As a note, block storage was recently implemented, FWIW: https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/block-storage-more-space-to-scale/ (not the same, I know)
Block Storage is almost similar to S3, but is not independent. It would be great if can access to the storage without having to attach to any droplet.
Eduardo Leoni commented
The competition (Vultr) has just implemented it and is giving away for free on its early stages...
Yes! I would use this as it would help me store all my readily accessible files right within the same DC as my current server :)
Igor Kanshyn commented
We need something like this!
David Thomas commented
This would be amazing
Joost Van Doremalen commented
Charles Chuck commented
Rafael D'Arrigo commented
Or at least some extra storage for Droplets just like what S3 is doing
I literally just use S3 for this, which is pretty inconvenient. I don't want to have any AWS accounts for this project...