October was a busy month for DigitalOcean as we hosted our eighth annual Hacktoberfest, participated in KubeCon 2021, and launched several key features such as the new control plane in Managed Kubernetes that are critical to building scalable and highly available apps. We’re now gearing up for our virtual conference, deploy on Nov 16th and 17th and hope you’re able to join us.
Below is a summary of product releases that we rolled out in October.
Programmatically gain insights into apps with new Monitoring API
DigitalOcean provides a monitoring service that enables you to track infrastructure metrics like memory usage, disk usage, load average – all at no additional cost to DigitalOcean users. We’re excited that now you can access monitoring metrics and insights data through our new Monitoring API.
Disable Automatic DNS A record creation
You can now disable automatic DNS A record when Let’s Encrypt Certificates are added through forwarding rules on a LoadBalancer. This provides flexibility to independently manage your DNS records as an alternative to the existing automated record creation.
Managed Kubernetes High Availability Control Plane
We’re thrilled to share that we’ve redesigned the control plane of DigitalOcean Kubernetes to make it easier for you to run workloads reliably, and to provide high availability. The new control plane with high availability is available for all users of DigitalOcean Kubernetes. This feature is currently in early availability. Watch this walkthrough video to see the new control plane in action.
App Platform: Log forwarding, deployment progress indicators and more
We’re excited to announce that App Platform now supports forwarding the application logs to external logging systems so that you can analyze all the events related to your app in a centralized platform and take advantage of log provider capabilities such as search, indexing and retention. Read more about all the App Platform updates in this blog. Check out this video to learn how you can set up log forwarding.
Marketplace 1-Click Apps integrate with Managed Databases
DigitalOcean Marketplace offers many 1-Click Apps that you can use to spin up servers of your preferred configurations in seconds. These 1-Click Apps can now seamlessly integrate with DigitalOcean Managed MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Redis database if the app vendor opts in. For guidance on how vendors can opt-in, refer to this page.
New marketplace apps
Updates to DigitalOcean Command Line Interface (CLI)
We have released a new version of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI:
v1.65.0 - This release includes a number of new features:
Updates to DigitalOcean Terraform Provider
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