How scalable cloud platforms drive competitive advantage and powerful developer experience

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Intensely competitive, cloud platform providers jostle one another in the marketplace, striving to be the one to launch the most recent, most innovative and most affordable cloud service. DigitalOcean, founded in 2012, originally offered virtual machines (called Droplets) that provide a healthy balance of CPU, RAM and local solid state drive (SSD) resources to developers, along with a simple and intuitive provisioning and management interface. DigitalOcean moved on to release eight new offerings over a period of 18 months, one of which was a High CPU Droplet, built on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 processor. The new service could handle the most demanding analytics compute loads and it helped DigitalOcean significantly grow its market share.