Last year, we made significant enhancements to our products that enable our customers to easily build and grow their business on DigitalOcean. We’re committed to the continued support of our customers in their growth journey this year and to adding more capabilities that can help accelerate innovation and growth. Here’s a summary of key releases that rolled out in January.
Introducing Google Pay Support for DIgitalOcean
We are excited to announce that Google Pay is now available as a payment option on DigitalOcean! This update enables users all over the world to use Google Pay while creating a DigitalOcean account and for their recurring payments. Here’s a walkthrough video on how you can use Google Pay as a payment option for DigitalOcean.
New base image available in control panel and via API
Rocky Linux 8.5 x64 base image is now available in the control panel and via the API. You can take advantage of the latest features and capabilities in these versions when using this image for your app.
Faster resizing of load balancers
Last year, we introduced upgraded load balancers that allow you to scale your apps confidently. We’re excited to share that you can now resize load balancers once per minute, instead of once per hour allowing you to scale faster. The cost is prorated based on how long the load balancer operates at each size, with a minimum charge of $0.01 (see pricing page for most up-to-date details).
App Platform now supports rollback to previous deployments
You can undo a faulty deployment by rolling back the app to a previous deployment. This lets you recover from accidentally deploying code with errors or an app spec that causes failures. For apps on the Basic tier, you can roll back to the most recent successful deployment. For apps on the Professional tier, you can roll back to the ten most recent successful deployments. This feature is not available on the Starter plan.
Trusted sources for Managed MongoDB
You can build more secure apps by adding them as trusted sources for Managed Databases. We announced the support for trusted sources for our Redis, MySQL, and PostgreSQL Managed Databases last year. We’ve now enabled trusted sources for Managed MongoDB as well. With this release, all DigitalOcean databases now support App Platform apps as trusted sources, including MongoDB.
New marketplace apps
Updates to DigitalOcean Command Line Interface (CLI)
We have released a new version of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI:
v1.69.0 - This release contains a number of bug fixes and adds support to the Kubernetes cluster kubeconfig save sub-command for setting an alias for a cluster’s context name.
v1.68.0 - This release contains improvements to the registry subcommands including revoking credentials on logout and a new list-manifests subcommand.
Updates to DigitalOcean Terraform Provider
V2.17.0 - This release adds support for:
We hope you’ll give these new products and updates a try. If you have an idea for improving our products or want to vote on other user ideas so they get prioritized, please submit your feedback. And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here.
Until next month,
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
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