DigitalOcean Innovates Daily, Rapid Backups for Data Peace of Mind

DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc., the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, is debuting the latest iteration of DigitalOcean Backups, an incremental backup offering for DigitalOcean Droplets—the company’s virtual machines that deliver dependable uptime with 99.99% SLA, simple security tools, and predictable monthly pricing. DigitalOcean Backups now offer faster and more frequent backups that protect users from data disruptions, ensuring that business stays supported and continuous in the face of ongoing threats.

Amid the wild proliferation of data and the transition to the cloud, DigitalOcean Backups allows enterprises to bolster their data protection strategy with more enhanced capabilities and less complexity. Now offering ways for startups, independent software vendors (ISVs), and growing digital businesses to minimize the risk of data loss, faster, the latest evolution of DigitalOcean Backups allows these businesses to adhere to compliance requirements while supporting innovation with safety in mind.

“Our customers can focus on what they do best with peace of mind and improve productivity without worrying about their backup hassles, their data protection, and business continuity plan,” said Aaqib Gadit, chief revenue officer at DigitalOcean. “We were offering weekly backups before, but now you can do it on a daily basis—I think the volume and velocity of data is such that daily [backups] makes sense.”

DigitalOcean Backups automatically creates disk images of virtual machines, enabling organizations to revert back to an older state with ease and ultimately reducing the challenges of backup management. This latest iteration of the solution leverages advanced infrastructure and incremental backup technology that backs up only data that has changed, accelerating backup times.

These backups offer maximum protection for critical workloads, automatically retaining the most recent seven backup copies for users—with weekly Droplet backups retained for four weeks. Additionally, backup windows are configurable by the user, allowing them to select a four-hour window for backups to be taken. Users can recover Droplets as well as any files, apps, or databases running on top of it.

“You can be much more flexible in how you want to do it [backups]...if you want to do it during the peak times or non-peak times, [allowing you to consider] what is the window of backup and what is the retention policy that you want,” explained Gadit.

DigitalOcean Backups operates with a key focus on simplicity, emphasizing intuitively as opposed to overwhelming developers and businesses with infinite choices. DigitalOcean absorbs all  that complexity, allowing users to be more productive while maintaining a sense of data security, according to the company.

For many organizations dealing with both the necessity and the costs of moving to the cloud, “they don't have the resources to strengthen their security,” said Gadit. “And that's where Digital Ocean comes in—as a partner to bring peace of mind and improve productivity for these SMBs.”

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