A few months ago, we launched DigitalOcean App Platform, our modern, reimagined PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering. App Platform makes it very easy to build, deploy, and scale apps and static sites. It’s a fully managed solution, meaning we handle provisioning and managing infrastructure, operating systems, databases, application runtimes, and other dependencies, so that you can focus on your code.

One of the biggest benefits of App Platform is that it runs on DigitalOcean Kubernetes. When you run an app, we build and deploy containers for each of your app’s components like web service, database, or workers on Kubernetes clusters.

App Platform supports many popular languages and frameworks out of the box, including Node.js, Python, Django, Go, PHP, Laravel, React, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Gatsby, Hugo etc. If you have apps in other languages, you could still deploy them using the App Platform, but need to provide the appropriate Dockerfile in your source repo.

We are excited to introduce the ‘Bring Your Own Container Image’ (BYOCI) feature that allows you to deploy pre-built container images with App Platform. This means that if your app is already containerized, you can deploy it using App Platform, irrespective of how it’s built. This further reduces the barrier of entry and opens up App Platform for a vast number of use cases, including tighter integration with CI/CD systems.

Read more on the DigitalOcean Blog