DigitalOcean announces launch of datacenter in Toronto

DigitalOcean has launched its new datacenter in Toronto, Canada (TOR1), its 11th location worldwide.

The New York-based company, which is the world’s fastest growing cloud infrastructure provider for developers, opened TOR1 to meet the growing demands of the country’s thriving technology and information sector.

“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 DigitalOcean CEO  Ben Uretsky. “There are some amazing companies being built in major tech hubs like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.”

According to the press release, the decision to open this new datacenter will have a positive impact on nearly 500,000 software developers in the region in terms of reduced latency and compliance with data privacy laws and regulations.

“It’s hard to deny that the Canadian startup ecosystem has been booming. There are nearly half a million software developers throughout Canada, and we at DigitalOcean have always felt lots of love from the Canadian developer community,” said the company in a blog post.

Learn more about the company and the team here.

Universe, a platform to discover events in Toronto, said that they rely on DigitalOcean to power their highly scalable social graph database. “We benchmarked all of the cloud providers … Not only did DigitalOcean win on CPU, RAM, IO, and price, but our Droplet had a two year uptime without reboots,” said Adam Meghji, Universe’s CTO.

To celebrate the launch of TOR1, the company will be hosting events throughout October: Toronto (Oct 13-15), Vancouver (Oct 20-22), and Montreal (Oct 28 – 29). Get updates here.