DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and volumes.
DigitalOcean Kubernetes clusters originally created with version 1.20 or older have an outdated version of our control plane architecture, which does not allow you to enable high availability. However, you can now upgrade your control plane to our new version. This upgrade option is available for Kubernetes versions currently 1.22 and later.
To check whether you can upgrade your cluster to the new control plane, see our guide.
do-operator, our operator for managing and consuming DigitalOcean resources from a Kubernetes cluster, is now an open-source beta project.
When creating a new Kubernetes cluster, you can add a free database operator (now in beta), which allows you to automatically link new databases to your cluster. For more details, see our guide.
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.
For more information, see all Kubernetes release notes.