Digital Ocean’s utilized faster Intel CPUs and NVMe SSDs than other cloud providers.

These Intel Premium Droplets run on 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Cascade Lake architecture). The Intel Xeon processors are ‘disruptive by design’ and set new capabilities across compute, memory, security, and storage.

Digital OceanPremium Droplets have enhanced memory performance with 2933 MHz memory frequency, which significantly improves server-side cache workloads and in-memory databases. And as far as disk performance is concerned, these Premium Droplets use NVMe (Express) SSD’s that deliver notably faster performance than regular SSDs and much lower latency.