DigitalOcean recently announced a new platform as a service (PaaS) offering called DigitalOcean App Platform that automates infrastructure management so developers can deploy their code to production in just a few clicks.
The new offering advances the company’s managed services strategy to simplify cloud computing so developers as well as SMBs can focus more time creating software that changes the world.
The App Platform is claimed to maximize productivity by letting developers deploy code directly from their GitHub repositories. Developers also can choose to re-deploy automatically when updates are pushed to the source repo.
The platform is built on DigitalOcean Kubernetes, bringing the flexibility of Kubernetes to customers without exposing them to any of its complexity.
Additionally, since it is built on open standards, App Platform provides customers with more visibility into the underlying infrastructure than in a typical closed PaaS environment.
The App Platform currently supports many popular languages and frameworks. These include Python, Node.js, Go, PHP, Ruby, Hugo and static sites.
The product is now available with a free tier for static sites and additional tiers to meet businesses’ growing needs.