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Try DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Join over 30,000 developers in using our powerfully simple managed Kubernetes service.

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Managing Kubernetes Just Got a Lot Simpler

We've opened up DigitalOcean Kubernetes to everyone. Read about the current features and the planned roadmap.

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Running Cloud Native Applications on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

An introduction to leveraging Kubernetes to manage and scale applications.

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An Introduction to Kubernetes

A guide that discusses some basic Kubernetes concepts including how it is designed and organized at a high level.

Tutorials

Comprehensive, expert tutorials to help you at every stage of production, whether you're learning, practicing, running, or optimizing.

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An Introduction to Kubernetes

A discussion of some of the basic concepts of Kubernetes.

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An Introduction to the Kubernetes DNS Service

A look at both the kube-dns and CoreDNS versions of the Kubernetes DNS service.

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An Introduction to Helm, the Package Manager for Kubernetes

Helm allows easier packaging, configuration, and deployment onto Kubernetes clusters.

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Modernizing Applications for Kubernetes

Modernize your applications, running and managing them in a Kubernetes cluster.

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Building Optimized Containers for Kubernetes

Create high quality images and goals to help decisions on containerizing applications.

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Kubernetes Networking Under the Hood

A look at how data moves inside a pod, between pods, and between nodes.

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Architecting Applications for Kubernetes

Principles and patterns to help you scale and manage your workloads on Kubernetes.

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Building Blocks for Doing CI/CD with Kubernetes

How to automate building, testing, and deployment taking a Cloud Native approach.

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How To Back Up and Restore a Kubernetes Cluster on DigitalOcean Using Heptio Ark

Heptio Ark compresses and backs up Kubernetes objects to object storage.

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How To Set Up an Elasticsearch, Fluentd and Kibana (EFK) Logging Stack on Kubernetes

Use Fluentd to collect, transform, and ship log data to the Elasticsearch backend.

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How To Create a Kubernetes 1.11 Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 18.04

A guide to set up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm.

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How To Create a Kubernetes 1.10 Cluster Using Kubeadm on CentOS 7

A guide to set up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm.

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How To Create a Kubernetes 1.10 Cluster Using Kubeadm on Ubuntu 16.04

A guide to set up a Kubernetes cluster from scratch using Ansible and Kubeadm.

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How to Set Up an Nginx Ingress with Cert-Manager on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Set up an Nginx Ingress Controller, and create some Ingress Resources to route traffic

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How To Inspect Kubernetes Networking

Tools and techniques for inspecting network connectivity between all the containers in a cluster.

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