We're excited to launch Floating IPs, a way to architect highly-available systems or applications on DigitalOcean!
Floating IPs help prevent single points of failure by allowing you to move one IP address between different Droplets in the same datacenter. This makes it possible to set up standby Droplets, ready to receive your production traffic at a moment’s notice.
Discover how to set up redundant load balancers that automatically failover with the help of this configuration tutorial. Additionally, Floating IPs can be used for application upgrades. Spin up a new Droplet, run the upgrades on the new Droplet, and switch the flow of traffic to the new Droplet.
Learn more about what Floating IPs are and how to use them on DigitalOcean with this tutorial.