DigitalOcean Unveils Managed Kubernetes Services, Channel Plans
… small-to-midmarket companies, said Ramji.
“What we’re hearing from reseller partners is that because we have a managed Kubernetes service it takes away the burden from them” to have to create such services for their customers, he said. “We also provide good price-to -erformance ratios for the compute nodes, which is a compelling reason for resellers to move their customers to this Kubernetes platform.”
DigitalOcean expects to announce the names of its partners starting in the first half of 2019 as the relationships are further established, said Ramji. More partners are expected to be named later in the year.
Sriram Subramanian, principal analyst at CloudDon, told Channel Futures that the service can let customers focus on developing containerized applications rather than worrying about managing the underlying Kubernetes cluster.
“This offering thus helps to expand the channel to attract developers developing new modern and containerized applications,” said Subramanian. “Digital Ocean’s managed Kubernetes provides the simplest user experience to get started with Kubernetes clusters — the process involves just a few clicks and can also be done through APIs. Digital Ocean has truly adhered to its mission to simplify cloud computing in this offering for core developer users. I am looking forward to continued expansion of related features and user adoption.”