DigitalOcean Load Balancers are a fully-managed, highly available network load balancing service. Load balancers distribute traffic to groups of Droplets, which decouples the overall health of a backend service from the health of a single server to ensure that your services stay online.
We have deprecated our legacy load balancer scaling system in all datacenter regions. This includes the deprecation of the
do-loadbalancer-size-slug annotation for DigitalOcean Kubernetes load balancers.
Horizontal scaling is now available in all regions.
You can now customize the amount of time a load balancer allows HTTP connections to remain idle before closing it. The maximum amount time you can set is 600 seconds (10 minutes).
Setting a custom time out length has no effect on HTTPS and HTTP/2 forwarding rules using TLS passthrough.
DigitalOcean Load Balancers and DOKS load balancers now support the HTTP/3 protocol.
For more information, see all Load Balancers release notes.