DigitalOcean, the world’s fastest growing cloud infrastructure provider for developers, today announced the opening of a new datacenter in Toronto, Canada (TOR1). Designed to meet the growing demands of Canada’s burgeoning technology and information sector, the datacenter marks the company’s eleventh location worldwide and underscores its rapid growth.
“With the launch of TOR1, we can play a more significant role in supporting the startup ecosystem in Canada”
This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s $83MM Series B led by Access Industries with participation from Andreessen Horowitz. The decision to open a Canadian datacenter will have a positive impact on the nearly half a million software developers throughout the region, resulting in reduced latency and increased compliance with data privacy laws and regulations.
“Canada is our third largest customer segment and we want to make it easy for developers there to deploy applications and store data locally,” said Ben Uretsky, CEO of DigitalOcean. “There are some amazing companies being built in major tech hubs like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.”
Adam Meghji, CTO at Universe, a platform for people to discover and create events based in Toronto, stated that Universe relies on DigitalOcean to power its massive and highly scalable social graph database. “We benchmarked all of the cloud providers,” said Meghji. “Not only did DigitalOcean win on CPU, RAM, IO, and price, but our Droplet had a two year uptime without reboots.”
“With the launch of TOR1, we can play a more significant role in supporting the startup ecosystem in Canada,” said Karl Alomar, COO at DigitalOcean. “We recognize the growing need for local infrastructure and are working hard to continue building out our global footprint.”