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Migrate easily and avoid vendor lock in

DigitalOcean Kubernetes is certified by the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program to ensure easy migration, and supports hybrid cloud scenarios while avoiding vendor lock-in.

Deploy faster with DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Automate faster

Quickly automate your infrastructure to provision and deploy faster, moving from one deployment a month to multiple times a day.

99.95% HA uptime SLA

The control plane with High Availability has a Service Level Agreement of 99.95% so you can be confident in your uptime.

Scale automatically

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


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“I have used other cloud providers in the past but DigitalOcean is my cloud of choice moving forward. It has the performance and reliability that we need for growing our business.”

—Matthew Laue, CTO


Run on DigitalOcean Kubernetes

Learn what you need to know about DigitalOcean Kubernetes in our developer-friendly docs.

HA control plane with 99.95% SLA

Reliably run workloads and remove the one point of failure in Kubernetes with a secure, self-repairing, Highly Available control plane with a 99.95% SLA

Simple Kubernetes in Clicks

Provision and deploy to production-grade Kubernetes clusters with just a few clicks, using doctl CLI, terraform or your preferred method —to get your app to market faster.

Simple, Managed Kubernetes

Leave the Kubernetes infrastructure to us so you can focus on building world-changing apps. Forget manual installs, bugs, upgrades, and maintenance for your cluster.

Full Kubernetes API

Provision a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster and we provide a control plane and endpoint to use with the kubectl CLI or any Kubernetes ecosystem tool.

Simplified Day-2 Ops

Go beyond setting up Kubernetes clusters to creating a faster development cycle with our hands-on command-line tutorials and guided configuration.

Get new capabilities and releases faster

The control plane can be updated continuously behind the scenes to ship new features and address bugs, requiring less cluster upgrades and manual interventions from you. If desired, enable automatic updates to new versions of Kubernetes.

Start fast with Kubernetes 1-Click Apps

Deploy preconfigured open source software to quickly set up your cluster or for user-facing applications with our 1-Click Apps that use helm.


Implement GitOps or continuous delivery on top of Kubernetes so your devs can deliver code faster with this popular open source tool.


Kubernetes needs certificate management, and this open source tool is specifically designed to work with Kubernetes to manage your certificates.

NGINX Ingress Controller

An ingress controller at the edge of your VPC, this tool is an entry point for your Kubernetes network at layer 7 of the OSI model. It handles and routes HTTP requests straight to your apps.


Build and deploy serverless applications using Kubernetes. This open source tool can handle tasks like maintaining Kubernetes manifests to deploy apps, roll back to a previous revision, route traffic, scale up or down to meet load demand, etc.

Talk with a Kubernetes expert

Have questions about migrating from another cloud provider or what scaling up on DigitalOcean might cost? Schedule a meeting with our team of experts to get your questions answered.

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.