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Limited Availability: Kubernetes on DigitalOcean

Kubernetes is currently in limited availability, so it may not be visible or available for your account. Learn more.

Kubernetes is a powerful open-source system for managing containerized applications in a clustered environment. Its focus is to improve how you manage related, distributed components and services across varied infrastructure.

DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters simplify getting started with Kubernetes by making it easier and faster to deploy and manage container workloads in the cloud. From the DigitalOcean Control Panel, you can configure your cluster with one or more node pools and use a different worker configuration for each pool.

Once the cluster is provisioned, after downloading the automatically-generated configuration file, you can connect to the cluster with the official Kubernetes CLI tool, kubectl, and start managing your deployment. In addition to the cluster itself, DigitalOcean Kubernetes supports the use of DigitalOcean Block Storage volumes for persistent data storage as well as DigitalOcean Load Balancers to manage incoming traffic.

  • Kubernetes Overview
  • High-level information including plans and pricing, availability, feature overviews, and known issues.

  • Kubernetes Quickstart
  • Just the essentials to go from zero to working in a few minutes.

  • Kubernetes How-Tos
  • How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.

  • Kubernetes Resources
  • Resources on native and third-party tools for working with Kubernetes and Kubernetes performance tips.