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Latest products and features at DigitalOcean: August 2022 

Posted: September 9, 20222 min read

In August, the team at DigitalOcean was hard at work adding technology to increase performance and providing updates to help your business run smoothly. Check out the key product enhancements for your favorite offerings, including DigitalOcean Droplets, observability, App Platform, developer solutions, and more.

DigitalOcean Droplets (IaaS)

Powerful DigitalOcean Droplets with 48 vCPUs 

We added a CPU-Optimized Droplet plan with 48 vCPUs of dedicated computing power and 96 GB of memory. The new 48 vCPU Droplets are also available for DigitalOcean Kubernetes nodes. You can also resize your existing Droplets to this node plan.

DigitalOcean Uptime (Observability)

Empower yourself with DigitalOcean Uptime to determine if resources are available and responsive from an external user’s perspective. DigitalOcean Uptime alerts you when your assets are slow, down, or vulnerable to SSL attacks and it’s free for new and existing DigitalOcean accounts

Watch as Chris Sevilleja, Senior Developer Advocate II creates an uptime check in a few seconds and monitors an endpoint.

DigitalOcean App Platform (PaaS)

Access the latest Buildpacks automatically

You can now easily upgrade your App Platform Buildpacks to their latest version to make sure all of your apps and components are up to date.

Bypass PostgreSQL’s built-in performance limits

Mitigate potential performance issues from PostgreSQL’s built-in connection limits and memory requirements by using connection pools. For detailed instructions see our reference page.

Debian 9 and Ubuntu 21.10 end of life

Debian 9 and Ubuntu 21.10 reached end of life and are deprecated as of August 10, 2022. These images will remain accessible for Droplet creation via the API for 30 days after the initial deprecation. After full deprecation, you can create images from a snapshot of a Droplet with that version or from a custom image.

DigitalOcean Developer Solutions

Reminder: Updated API Tokens with new management features

Here’s a reminder to take advantage of the updated DigitalOcean API Tokens. The tokens have many new features including GitHub secret scanning, prefixed tokens, last used at, and expiring tokens. Generate a new API token and revoke old tokens to ensure you can use the new features.

Do you have an idea for improving our products? Submit your feedback and vote on other user suggestions on our ideas page. If you have questions, ask them here.

Happy coding!

Ivan Tarin

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

 

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