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Business-Ready Kubernetes

Simple, managed Kubernetes built for growth

Scale seamlessly with DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) while keeping your costs in check

Simple to bootstrap, use, and integrate

Deploy Kubernetes clusters without the pain of handling control plane complexities and containerized infrastructure

Easy Day 1 and Day 2++ ops

Go from setting up Kubernetes clusters to creating rapid development cycles with our intuitive approaches, useful suggestions, and plethora of available tools. The simplicity of DOKS enables you to focus more on areas that truly differentiate your business.

Full Kubernetes API

DOKS clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with other DigitalOcean services.

Automate and optimize to peak performance

Automate your infrastructure, provision, and deploy faster to get the most from your cloud. Move from slow deployment cycles to automatic releases after each commit.

Scale automatically

Ensure fast performance and control costs with automated adjustments to nodes in your cluster using the DigitalOcean Cluster AutoScaler.

Push scale to the limit to reach more customers

DOKS solves scaling issues for you like fault tolerance, load balancing, and traffic management on our global network to make sure your cluster is available.

Work with our Kubernetes experts

Work with our Kubernetes experts

If your business needs accommodations like help migrating, a pricing plan, or other inquiries, schedule a meeting with one of our experts. We have Certified Kubernetes Administrators ready to help.

Kubernetes really pays off when you have to scale, we went from optimizing 15,000 sites in 2020 to 120,000 sites in 2022. That requires robust automation.

Ivailo Hristov

CTO, Nitropack

Higher uptime expectations

Minimal downtime for your apps means more peace of mind. The DOKS control plane has a 99.95% uptime SLA, while nodes and block storage have a 99.99% uptime SLA.

DigitalOcean Product Service Level Agreements
  • Uptime for SLA for DOKS + HA

  • Uptime SLA for nodes

  • Uptime SLA for Block Storage


Automate with DOKS ecosystem

A seamless experience, powerful API, and extensibility with other DigitalOcean services make automated management of services easier than ever.

Automate with DOKS ecosystem

Use cases for DOKS

Learn about the innovative production apps scaling massively on DOKS


Microservices and app modernization

Our load is dynamic, low on weekends and high during the week. We wanted to solve our underutilized Droplets fast, and the only solution that came to mind was DigitalOcean Kubernetes.

Nir Borenshtein, COO, BrightData

Migrate easily and avoid vendor lock in

Migrate easily and avoid vendor lock in

DigitalOcean Kubernetes is CNCF certified, which means you can migrate from any conformant clusters and can host hybrid-cloud workloads to avoid vendor lock-in. DOKS is open to the vast CNCF landscape of world-class open source tools, so you can use it exactly the way you want to.

Nearly 90% of Kubernetes users leverage cloud-managed services, up from nearly 70% in 2020. - CNCF Sees Record Kubernetes and Container Adoption in 2021 Cloud Native Survey

Learn more about CNCF

See DOKS automation in action

Learn how to quickly and easily spin up a Kubernetes cluster on our Developer portal.

Developer portal

DigitalOcean Kubernetes Pricing

DigitalOcean Kubernetes includes the control plane for free (unlike other clouds that charge more than $70 per month). Pricing for Kubernetes workloads is based on the other resources required by your cluster, e.g. Droplets and associated Block Storage and Load Balancers.

Basic node

Variable workloads

$12/month per node

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  • checkmarkAdd High Availability for $40/month

CPU-optimized node

Dedicated vCPU

$42/month per node

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General purpose node

Dedicated vCPU

$63/month per node

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  • checkmark4:1 memory-to-CPU ratio
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Memory-optimized node

Dedicated vCPU

$84/month per node

  • checkmarkIncludes everything in Basic node
  • checkmark8 GiB RAM for each vCPU
  • checkmarkAvoid frequently swapping to disk or getting out-of-memory errors

Storage-optimized node

Dedicated vCPU

$163/month per node

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  • checkmarkGuaranteed NVMe
  • checkmark225 GiB per vCPU (1.5X SSD)
  • checkmark150 GiB per vCPU (1X SSD)
  • checkmarkChoose up to 7 TiB of local storage
  • checkmarkLow latency
  • checkmarkHigh number of IOPS
  • checkmarkCapture large amounts of data

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