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What is DigitalOcean Kubernetes?

DigitalOcean's Managed Kubernetes is designed for simple and cost effective container orchestration.

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What is DigitalOcean Kubernetes?

DigitalOcean's Managed Kubernetes is designed for simple and cost effective container orchestration.

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use DigitalOcean Kubernetes to manage all of our public-facing API and async job worker deployments for a SaaS application. We deploy Rails and Hasura containers to the platform using Pulumi's Kubernetes provider.

DO Kubernetes manages SSL termination through DO load balancers, and we use nginx-ingress to direct traffic inside the cluster. We use DO Kubernetes in conjunction with hosted DO postgres on an internal network.
  • Hosted dashboard
  • Hosted container registry
  • Horizontal auto-scaling
  • LetsEncrypt SSL termination
  • Option for internal VPC-only deployment
  • Better integration with cloud firewall
  • Better integration with DO App platform via VPC
DO Kubernetes is well-suited for:
- deploying APIs
- deploying workers
- log collection and analysis (ie ELK stack)
- deploying Helm charts and anything that can be mapped on to K8s concepts

Less appropriate for anything requiring no public Internet access (ie VPC only).
Less appropriate for anything requiring integration with the DO app platform via VPC, at the moment.
  • Integration with cloud load balancers / SSL termination
  • Integration with container registry
  • Hosted and stable control plane
  • Automatic upgrades
  • Excellent uptime
  • Low cost for provided value
  • Good integration with the rest of the DO platform to provide additional value
DigitalOcean is the most affordable and straightforward of the hosted Kubernetes options we evaluated. All features that we require are supported without an excess of complication of extraneous features. Straightforward billing is also very important for us in comparison to the Big Three cloud hosts, which have very complicated billing practices. DigitalOcean also provides a platform with very little vendor lock-in.
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