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Simplifying Kubernetes Pricing

“The Kubernetes service from @digitalocean is looking to be one of the easiest and quickest I've used so far.”


Deploy clusters faster with Kubernetes 1-Click Apps

Scaling all kinds of applications

Designed for developers and operators

Provision and deploy to your Kubernetes cluster in minutes


Develop and iterate more rapidly with easy application deployment, release updates, and management of your apps and services.

Resource Efficiency

Kubernetes knows the compute, memory, and storage resources each application needs and schedules instances across the cluster to maximize resource efficiency.

Streamline Operations

Automate application deployments, monitoring, instance replication, cluster scheduling, and seamless application releases.

High Availability

Kubernetes routinely checks the health of your applications to detect and replace instances that are not responsive.


Use the Kubernetes Horizontal Pod Autoscaler to add instances of your application services as needed to meet demand.


Applications deployed to DigitalOcean Kubernetes can run anywhere Kubernetes is supported, making it easy to deploy across environments and clouds.


Run GitLab core components on DigitalOcean Kubernetes to manage your development lifecycle, or just the Gitlab Runners to easily scale your build and integration pipeline.

Web Apps

Deploy your web applications to DigitalOcean Kubernetes for easier scaling, higher availability, and lower costs. And use Kubernetes to release new versions seamlessly.

API and Backend Services

Use DigitalOcean Kubernetes to deploy, scale, and manage the services that power your applications. From authentication to message queues to custom app logic, deploying to Kubernetes provides the portability, availability, and efficiency for your services.

Features to accelerate releases

Full Kubernetes API

When you provision a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster, we spin up a kubernetes control plane and provide an endpoint to use with the kubectl CLI or any Kubernetes ecosystem tool.

Kubernetes in minutes

Choose the types of worker nodes you’d like, the data center where you’d like to run, and provision your own cluster in minutes. Download your kubeconfig file to start using through the kubectl command-line.

Managed Service

DigitalOcean continuously monitors your Kubernetes Control Plane to make sure you are always able to access and deploy to your cluster.

Open API

Seamlessly integrates with your existing tooling and workflows. The DigitalOcean API makes it easy to create, update and manage your cluster through our API.

Guided Configuration

We'll walk you through the steps to easily connect to your cluster, deploy an application, and add additional resources like storage and load balancers.

Certified Kubernetes

DigitalOcean is a gold sponsor of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), of which Kubernetes is a Graduated Project. DigitalOcean Kubernetes is certified as part of the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program.

Alex Ellis

OpenFaaS Founder

DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters can be deployed for as little as $10 per month, with master server components included.

“You select which servers you want to have in your Kubernetes cluster, the sizing, and the price is just listed - right there, in numbers that you can understand!” 

Tess Flynn,
TEN7 DevOps Engineer


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Monitoring Stack

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New! Autoscaling

Ensure fast performance and control costs by letting DigitalOcean Kubernetes automatically adjust the number of nodes in your cluster.

New! Auto Upgrades

Schedule automatic updates of your clusters to new versions of Kubernetes, so you can utilize enhancements to the orchestration platform.


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