DigitalOcean automates cloud infrastructure management with new service

DigitalOcean Inc., which operates a “developer cloud” that makes it easy for developers to build modern applications, said today it’s launching a new platform-as-a-service that automates infrastructure management.

The DigitalOcean App Platform enables developers to deploy their application code in production with just a few clicks, and advances the company’s overall mission of simplifying cloud computing. It wants to make it so that developers can spend more of their time on doing what they do best, writing code.

DigitalOcean, which raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding in May, says it’s important to eliminate the infrastructure management burden, as a recent study it commissioned found that 65% of startup founders cite technical know-how as the main barrier of entry for new businesses. The idea then, is to make DigitalOcean’s developer cloud accessible to startups and small businesses that don’t have the expertise or time to deal with

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