DigitalOcean Functions

DO just launching their new product functions

DigitalOcean Functions is a serverless computing solution that runs on-demand, enabling you to focus on your code, scale instantly with confidence, and save costs by eliminating the need to maintain servers.

https://www.digitalocean.com/blog/introducing-digitalocean-functions-serverless-computing

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  • lentrolentro Hosting Provider
    edited May 24

    AWS x86 Price $0.0000166667 for every GB-second $0.20 per 1M requests
    Arm Price $0.0000133334 for every GB-second $0.20 per 1M requests
    DO $0.0000185/GB-second So basically a little higher price for each GB/s but no cost pr request.
    AWS free tier provides 400,000 GB-s and 1 million free requests per month
    DO free tier 90,000GB-seconds of usage for free per month
    So cheaper in some respects compared to AWS. Google and Azure is roughly the same as AWS. Also DO include egress which is expensive on AWS (it does not say it cost anything).

    Basically, pricing does not undercut AWS by a lot. Disappointing.

    From @kennethh on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=31491029

  • Not really seeing anything super compelling there tbh.

    Though for smaller projects additional providers are always welcome. #FreeAllowance

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  • @lentro said: Basically, pricing does not undercut AWS by a lot. Disappointing.

    @havoc said: Not really seeing anything super compelling there tbh.

    The big cloud providers use their unutilized capacity this way, any time a server isn't being used, it can be put up as a spot/preemptible instance which can be utilized by an external customer, or the internal FaaS customer. Digitalocean doesn't have this luxury of having unused instances lying around, and naturally the pricing is higher. I believe they're still losing money on it.

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