DigitalOcean announced three pricing models to deliver more memory, compute power and flexibility for customers.
The hosting company introduced new Cloud packages because price-to-performance is an important consideration when choosing a cloud provider.
The new pricing structure includes future plans for per-second billing. Customers can easily switch between classes or Droplet plans based on their unique needs.
Standard Droplets is available for $5 per month and ideal for new applications that need a balanced amount of CPU and memory. The new Standard class will have upgraded memory and more local SSD storage.
Flexible Droplets plans available for $15 with varying combinations of memory and compute power enable customers to find the best resource fit for new applications.
Optimized Droplets is available for a starting price of $40 per month. This is suitable for compute intensive production applications. This package will add more memory and local SSD storage to each Droplet. These high CPU Droplets are powered by dedicated hyper-threads from best-in-class physical CPUs.
The new pricing will help businesses more confidently scale their deployments by providing the best value for performance and a flexible, predictable pricing model that makes billing simple.
Shiven Ramji, VP, Product, DigitalOcean, said: “While the rest of the market has offered complex discounts structured to force growth, we are focused on what our customers want most – a simple and predictable pricing model that enables them to rapidly scale their businesses without overpaying for the resources and flexibility.”
Flywheel CEO Dusty Davidson said: “With a superior price-to-performance, the new pricing classes will help us grow our business and deliver even more value to our customers.”
“Our new plans offer the most resources at the lowest price, saving customers at least 29 percent compared to other cloud providers. Our new plans have more memory and SSD storage across all Droplet classes, and will be available with per second billing later this year,” said Prabhakar Jayakumar, India Country Director, DigitalOcean.
All new Droplet classes are available now through the DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel and API. Per-second billing will be available in the first half of 2018.