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Provision and deploy to production-grade Kubernetes clusters 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 Control Plane

Run workloads reliably and remove single points of failure from clusters. The control plane spins up clusters and scales quickly as the API load increases.


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.

Features to accelerate releases

Full Kubernetes API

When you provision a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster, we spin up the 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.


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

Auto Upgrades

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

"DigitalOcean Kubernetes’ ease of use, low pricing, and responsive support make it the right choice for me and Urlbox."

Chris Roebuck

Founder and CEO

Start fast with Kubernetes 1-Click Apps


An ultralight service mesh for Kubernetes that gives you observability, metrics, reliability, and security without requiring any code changes.

Monitoring Stack

An integrated stack – composed of Prometheus, Grafana, and metrics-server – for Kubernetes cluster monitoring.


Open source software which you can use to easily create a beautiful website, blog, or app.

Mattermost Operator

Mattermost is the open source messaging platform for DevOps teams. This Operator helps you run Mattermost at scale.


A Functions as a Service framework for building serverless functions with Docker and Kubernetes.

Easily create clusters that run preconfigured open source software.
Install using-facing applications like blogs or chat, or sidecars to better operate your own containers.


KubeMQ is a Kubernetes native, enterprise-grade message queue broker, designed to support high volume messaging with low latency.

What can you do with DigitalOcean Kubernetes?

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 portability, availability, and efficiency for your services.

Web Apps

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


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.

Free to try. Cheap to keep.

With $200 in credit, you've got more than enough money to run multiple clusters during your free trial. In our free Kubernetes Curriculum you'll find more than 30 tutorials you can try, covering topics including cloud native  application design, deployment, and operations.

After your trial, you can keep the Kubernetes clusters you want to continue using, and destroy the others. Since the DigitalOcean Kubernetes control plane is free, you can run single-node clusters for as little as $12 per month.

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Improve availability, performance, and reliability with load balancers

Boost your app’s scalability, performance, and availability using a fully-managed network load balancing service. Handle up to 1 million requests per second or 1 million simultaneous connections. Pricing starts at $10/node per month. DigitalOcean Load balancers also integrate natively into DigitalOcean Kubernetes.

Start with one node and add up to 100* of them, adding or removing nodes as you go. 
Each node increases Load Balancer capacity by


requests per second


simultaneous connections


SSL connections per second

*Need more than 100 nodes? Contact us

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ISVs effortlessly scale with DigitalOcean

  • Scale Automatically: Use DigitalOcean Cluster AutoScaler to seamlessly scale your clusters to ensure performance during peak times.

  • Reduce Costs: With DigitalOcean’s transparent and competitive pricing model, ISVs save money without compromising on performance.

  • Simplify Ops+: DOKS fully manages the control plane so you can focus on your business utilizing the DO API, CLI, and UI.

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