DigitalOcean launches block storage and lets you store terabytes of data

DigitalOcean has become a popular cloud hosting provider over the years. But many customers have relied on third-party solutions, such as Amazon S3, to host large sets of data. DigitalOcean is launching block storage so that you can keep everything on their servers.

Using DigitalOcean for your hosting needs is quite simple. In just a few clicks you can launch and manage a virtual private server in one of the different data centers across the world. And these cloudlets are quite cheap. For example, for $20 per month, you get a virtual server with 2GB of RAM, 40GB of SSD storage, 3TB of data transfer and 2 units of computing power. 700,000 people have launched 18 million droplets since 2011.

But what if you need to store hundreds of gigabytes of data but don’t need a lot of…

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