Posted 2022-05-03 in product-updates
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DigitalOcean Kubernetes, our managed K8s offering, enables developers, startups, and SMBs to provision and deploy production-grade Kubernetes clusters reliably and with increased resilience. 

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve added several new features and capabilities to DigitalOcean Kubernetes to make it even easier for you to build and manage your apps.

More regional support for High Availability Control Plane

Last year, we redesigned the control plane of DigitalOcean Kubernetes to make it easier for you to run workloads reliably, and to provide high availability. We’ve added additional regions support to the High Availability Control Plane for Digital Kubernetes other than the original four data centers NYC1 (New York), SFO3 (San Francisco), AMS3 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and SGP1 (Singapore). 

The high availability control plane is now available in the following data centers:

AMS3 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

TOR1 - Toronto, Canada

BLR1 - ​​Bangalore, India

SFO2, SFO3 - San Francisco, United States

SGP1 - Singapore

NYC1, NYC3 - New York City, United States

LON1 - London, United Kingdom

FRA1 - Frankfurt, Germany

Operational Readiness Checks Are Now Built-In

You can now run Operational Readiness Checks for your DOKS clusters from the Cloud control panel with Clusterlint, simplifying the configuration of underlying resources. 

Clusterlint helps operators conform to Kubernetes best practices around resource usage, security, and reliability to avoid common problems while operating or upgrading the cluster. It provides platform-specific checks to identify issues with resources that cluster operators can fix to run in a specific environment. 

DigitalOcean Kubernetes now supports 1.22

Last month, we’ve successfully added support for Kubernetes v1.22.x to ensure you have the latest support. 

1.22 brings the following to the table:

  • Security update for ‘Containerd’: The containerd’s CRI plugin bug (CVE-2022-23648) is fixed.
  • Better ‘Cilium’ support: Guarantee correct pod IP allocations by waiting on node IP addresses to be fully provided at startup time.

New add-ons tab for your clusters (Kubernetes 1-clicks)

DigitalOcean Marketplace used to be the central place for all the third-party and open-source preconfigured apps and stacks, popularly known as 1-Click Apps. You can now discover and manage the 1-clicks from the Kubernetes control panel itself, as the new “Add-ons tab” of your cluster.

Try DigitalOcean today 

Spin up a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster today and try it for yourself! If you’d like to have a conversation about using DigitalOcean and Managed Kubernetes in your business, please contact our sales team.

Happy coding!

DigitalOcean Kubernetes Team

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