DigitalOcean vs. UpCloud

Are you considering migrating to UpCloud? That's great!
Let us give you three reasons why you should choose us.

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#1 UpCloud is faster. Much, much faster.

SSDs are fast, like really fast! But they weren't fast enough for us! So we built a completely new type of storage backend, aptly named MaxIOPS. It's specifically built to give you the best I/O performance for todays demanding web applications and services. It often gives you up to 2x the performance of enterprise-grade SSD. We have actually limited the performance at 100,000 IOPS per virtual disk to give you high performance at all times.

Don't believe us? Read more about it or try for yourself with our free trial.

#2 Linux and Windows support

DigitalOcean doesn't support Windows servers! UpCloud provides you both Linux and Windows server support. Choose from your favourite linux distribution or use existing windows server licenses to deploy your server.

UpCloud is a part Microsoft License Mobility Program and Authorised Mobility Partner, which enables you to deploy eligible Microsoft server software to your cloud infrastructure, without any additional fees for your current licenses. Use existing on-premise Windows Server licenses along with application server products such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and other applications in the Windows Server family.

#3 Flexibility and scaling

With DigitalOcean's plans, you're locked in to the resource limits that's provided by the plans they have chosen for you. So what if you need to add additional CPU cores, but are happy with the amount of memory and storage? Too bad! You'll have to upgrade to the next available plan, significantly adding to your costs as you are paying for resources you don't actually require. Without the possibility of setting each resources independently, you will never be in complete control.

With UpCloud, you get the best of both worlds. Each cloud server can be deployed using a preconfigured (discounted) plan or with fully customized resource limits, completely according to your budget and needs. You can even switch between plans and custom configuration whenever you want!

UpCloud DigitalOcean Difference
Instance 1 CPU, 1GB Memory, 25GB MaxIOPS 1 CPU, 1GB Memory, 25GB SSD -
Location London London -
Price (USD) $5/mo $5/mo -
Disk I/O
(sysbench, 4 KB random read)
118142 IOPS 60357 IOPS +2.0x
Disk I/O
(sysbench, 4 KB random write)
31723 IOPS 8645 IOPS +3.7x
(sysbench, CPU)
5760 4294 +1.3x
(sysbench, Memory)
1579624 ops/s 941019 ops/s +1.7x

Ready to give UpCloud a try?

If UpCloud sounds like the right choice, then just go ahead and sign up. All new accounts enjoy a free trial period!

But if you would like to know more or have any questions, don't hesitate contacting us and we'll gladly show you around. :)

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