Balaji is VP of Marketing and Business Development at OpsMx. He is responsible for business development, product marketing and evangelizing the vision of improving software deployment using machine learning and AI based CI/CD analytics. Before this role, Balaji was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Engineering Capital where he focussed his investment and research in DevOps, CI/CD, applications infrastructure, and security space. Before that Balaji has held multiple senior management positions at Cisco. Most recently he led product marketing, business development for cloud-native applications solutions with container eco-system players like Docker, CoreOS, RedHat, Mesos etc. He was instrumental in driving the Contiv open source project around container applications operational policies. Balaji is the co-author of 2 books published by Pearson Educations. He has Bachelor and Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Wharton School
RedHat OpenShift has grown in popularity among Enterprises who are looking to use Kubernetes for their cloud-native applications with the needed enterprise security and multi-tenancy features.
These enterprises are now looking to accelerate software delivery through end-to-end automated continuous delivery. There are many choices available in the continuous delivery market, but the existing solutions from old and new startups are proprietary. Enterprises have clearly shown a preference for using Open Source software with no-lockin by vendors.
We recently organized a webinar to discuss if Spinnaker is the right tool for such OpenShift customers. If you missed attending the session, please register here and listen to the on-demand recording.
In this webinar, we go through the current OpenShift deployment strategies, challenges with them and why Spinnaker with its ability to automate multi-cloud deployment is the right choice for a unified CI/CD platform for OpenShift and cloud deployments.
If you are a Spinnaker Open Source user, you are probably waiting for the automated canary analysis (Kayenta project) to be made available publicly. Kayenta project is being actively developed by Netflix and the Google team. and the good news is that it is close to being released (targeted for 1.7 version)
You can hear all about it at this below Spinnaker Meetup at Netflix campus on April 16th co-hosted by Netflix and the OpsMx team.
Kayenta project was initially discussed in the Spinnaker summit in last September and video from that session is below.
In this meetup, OpsMx presented on how to deploy to the OpenShift platform from Spinnaker by our very own Gopinath Rebala (CTO of OpsMx).
Your developers have adopted containers and microservices applications. You have implemented continuous integration tools like Jenkins. But your software delivery is still slow due to high ceremony release approvals, manual judgment of releases and myriad of scripts to roll-out and roll-back cloud deployments. So in essence, you need to modernize your software delivery to meet the increasing demand for speed of innovation from your customers.
We are setting up a webinar for you to learn if Spinnaker is the right choice for your Continuous Delivery solution on April 11th at 10am PT/1am ET.
Spinnaker is gaining momentum as the preferred enterprise continuous delivery platform among leading companies in the world including Target, Intuit, Waze, Veritas, and Netflix. Many forward-thinking organizations are looking for Open Source based CI/CD solutions to avoid the vendor lock-in that comes with closed-source CD solutions. Running Open Source software and managing the life-cycle of various patches and features in production environments could be daunting for most enterprises without a dedicated support staff.
Fortunately, you now have an option to use Spinnaker Open Source software and get dedicated support from OpsMx team. We offer 24×7 Spinnaker Enterprise-class support.
If you are interested in a managed Spinnaker solution, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a discussion of your needs.
Reduced Risk: Use Open Source Software(OSS) Spinnaker without the worrying about the complexities of OSS with Enterprise-class support from OpsMx.
Validated Stable OSS Release: Get validated latest OSS release update immediately following community release. Get the latest community enhancements without the risks of the new version breaking any of your existing integrations or features.
Same OSS Spinnaker: Download our pre-validated versions directly from Spinnaker GitHub using Halyard. We will also upstream any enhancements/fixes that we may make for you. We also do not make any proprietary closed source variants of the Spinnaker.
No Lock-in: We provide support for Spinnaker OSS, so if you choose not to continue your support contract with us, you are free to support it yourself and, you don’t have to change a thing.
Public cloud adoption has become the norm in Enterprises with the recent increasing trend of creating container based cloud-native applications. Given this IT infrastructure disruption, the developers need to ensure that their applications are reliable during any unplanned outages in the cloud infrastructure. In this blog, we will talk about how to set up and analyze application reliability using Chaos Monkey and Spinnaker platform.
Chaos Monkey tool built by Netflix OSS team is most associated with creating random disruption to your application to help you test the reliability of your services. Chaos Monkey is an example of a tool that follows the Principles of Chaos Engineering.
AWS re:Invent 2017 is now in the book with over 45,000 attendees. AWS continuous to grow in adoption as well as market-leading features being introduced at a record speed.
One of my key takeaways from this year AWS re:Invent is that customers are looking to release their container applications faster and Amazon is providing easier ways to achieve that including the following
Who: – New contributors looking for help getting started- Existing contributors who want a PR looked at or want to pair program- Anyone who wants to conduct technical discussions around features/direction for Spinnaker
Prometheus, an open-source monitoring, and alerting toolkit is becoming the most popular solution for monitoring Kubernetes cluster for Spinnaker users or otherwise. To perform manual or automated Red/Black or Canary analysis, having a useful monitoring solution is essential.
OpsMx along with Netflix Spinnaker team organized the second Spinnaker meetup in the South Bay. We had more than 100 Spinnaker users who attended the event. 3 Spinnaker users (Cisco, Intuit and Pure Storage) shared their use case, learnings and best practices. Also, Andy Glover from the Netflix Spinnaker team took Q&A from the audience.
If you missed the event, here are the videos from the event (Note: Intuit Use Case video is no longer available). If you don’t want to miss future events, sign up for the meetup group.