DigitalOcean Droplets are Linux-based virtual machines (VMs) that run on top of virtualized hardware. Each Droplet you create is a new server you can use, either standalone or as part of a larger, cloud-based infrastructure.
When you create a Droplet using the API (
POST /v2/droplets), you can now specify a region (like NYC) instead of a specific datacenter (like NYC3). The API then creates your Droplet in any available datacenter within your specified region. For example, if you want to create a Droplet in San Francisco, you can use the region
sfo to guarantee that the Droplet will be in SFO1, SFO2, or SFO3. Additionally, you can omit the region entirely (or set it to an empty string) to create a Droplet in any available region.
A new CPU-Optimized Droplet plan with more computing power is now available. This plan features 48 vCPUs (up from the previous maximum of 32) and 96 GB of memory (up from the previous maximum of 64).
This large CPU-Optimized Droplet plan is available where CPU-Optimized Droplets are already available, except for BLR1 and SFO2.
You can use this plan for both standalone Droplets and Kubernetes nodes. You can also resize your existing Droplets to this node plan.
The DigitalOcean API now supports listing Droplets by name by using the
name query parameter, as in
GET /v2/droplets?name="your_droplet_name". Learn more in the API documentation.
For more information, see all Droplets release notes.