DigitalOcean unveils App Platform to Simplify Application Development in the Cloud


DigitalOcean today announced DigitalOcean App Platform, a new platform as a service (PaaS) offering that automates infrastructure management to help developers in the deployment of their code to production in just a few clicks. The new offering levels-up the company’s managed services strategy for simplifying cloud computing so that the developers as well as small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can invest more time creating software that changes the world.

“With millions of businesses started in the cloud each year, developers need a simple, fast and scalable way to ship the apps that power their ideas,” said Apurva Joshi, VP of Product, DigitalOcean. “With App Platform, we built upon DigitalOcean’s proven technology and signature simplicity to provide a fully managed experience that allows developers to stop worrying about infrastructure and get their apps to market faster. And, since it runs entirely on DigitalOcean, App Platform makes it easy for businesses to keep costs low and optimize their resources as they grow.”

According to the company’s official communique, the newly launched app Platform maximizes 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.

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“To fast-track the application development lifecycle more developers are embracing modern application platforms built on open standards,” said Larry Carvalho, Research Director, IDC. “Cloud native technologies powered by open source Kubernetes is now the first choice for developers at companies of all sizes. For startups and small to medium sized businesses with skills shortage, price, simplicity of experience and reliability are all key considerations, especially for those organizations that prefer a completely abstracted and automated infrastructure environment.”


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