With the recent explosion of interest in Mastodon, thousands of people are suddenly wanting to run their own servers. But server scaling is a bit problematic when using droplets, mostly because the droplet does not auto-scale. Using k8s instead would allow admins to save a lot of money, and would provide better service quality.
Helm chart for deploying Mastodon:
Chart repo:
The author of that chart said the following: "The helm chart in github (and the packaged version of it in my helm repo) is mostly there, it has all the components you need and they're possible to scale.
The only major problem left to solve is pgbouncer or similar, but right now it should scale until your database tips over :-)"