Cloud computing firm DigitalOcean said that its managed Kubernetes service is now available with production-ready functionality and full customer support. Since launching its early access release in May, 30,000 developers and teams have already signed up for access. Starting today, the DigitalOcean Kubernetes as a Service is available to all developers worldwide, the company said in a statement.
“Kubernetes promises to be one of the leading technologies in a developer's arsenal to gain the scalability, portability and availability needed to build modern apps. Unfortunately, for many it's extremely complex to manage and deploy,” said DigitalOcean VP of Product Shiven Ramji.
“With DigitalOcean Kubernetes, we make running containerized apps consumable for any developer, regardless of their skills or resources. We do this by automating the management of Kubernetes clusters and the provisioning of nodes to make it faster and easier to run containerized apps. We also infuse guided UI experiences and open APIs to provide the right level of support throughout the developer's journey,” said Ramji.
DigitalOcean Kubernetes as a Service
The company said that with the May early access release, DigitalOcean focused on simplifying the most critical needs of developers when deploying Kubernetes containerized apps: node provisioning, durable storage availability, security, and scalability. This included fully configured worker nodes based on any Droplet size, seamless integration with flexible block storage, worker node protection with firewalls, and integration with Load Balancers for simple, robust and secure app scaling. Continuous integration and continuous delivery workflows could also be implemented in a matter of seconds to further streamline the development process.
“DigitalOcean's focus on simple features that just work and high value-pricing at scale has resulted in an effortless deployment of Kubernetes,” said Zach Schrier, CEO, Mineteria. “The product has been absolutely instrumental for my team in simplifying our technology stack and focusing on our business.”