Making DigitalOceans Private Networking Secure

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A few weeks ago here at Hone, we decided to spin a new server cluster in DigitalOcean’s NYC3 data center.

DigitalOcean introduced ‘private’ networking just over a year ago. However, it turns out that DigitalOcean actually refers to this as Shared Private Networking—and many of the comments under their announcement point out that their private networking isn’t really too private.

We decided to use OpenVPN to layer a secure network on top of DigitalOcean’s shared private networking.