Ready, Set, Hacktoberfest!

October is a special time for open source enthusiasts, open source beginners, and for us at DigitalOcean: It marks the start of Hacktoberfest, which enters its third year this Saturday, October 1!

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Support RAM-Intensive Workloads with High Memory Droplets

At DigitalOcean, we aim to make it simple and intuitive for developers to build and scale their infrastructure, from an application running on a single Droplet to a highly distributed service running across thousands of Droplets. As applications grow and become more specialized, so too do the configurations needed to run them effectively. Recently, with the launch of Block Storage, we made it easy to scale storage independently from compute at a lower price point than before. Today, we're doing something similar for RAM with the release of High Memory Droplet plans.

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Introducing Hatch (Beta)

We're excited to launch Hatch (currently in beta), an online incubator program designed to help and support startups. Infrastructure can be one of the largest expenses facing these companies as they begin to scale. With Hatch, startups can receive access to both DigitalOcean credit and a range of other resources like 1-on-1 technical consultations.

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Using Vault as a Certificate Authority for Kubernetes

The Delivery team at DigitalOcean is tasked to make shipping internal services quick and easy. In December of 2015, we set out to design and implement a platform built on top of Kubernetes. We wanted to follow the best practices for securing our cluster from the start, which included enabling mutual TLS authentication between all etcd and Kubernetes components.

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