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
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 Spinnaker support from OpsMx. 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.
Benefits of getting open source Spinnaker support from OpsMx include
Reduced Risk: Use Open Source Software(OSS) Spinnaker without the worrying about the complexities of self-supporting OSS with an expert OpsMx team providing Enterprise-class support for your deployments.
Validated Stable OSS Release: Get validated latest OSS release update soon after community release. Get the latest community enhancement without the risk of new version breaking any of your existing integrations or features.
Same OSS Spinnaker: Download our pre-validated versions straight from Spinnaker GitHub using Halyard. We will also upstream any enhancements/fixes that we may make for you and We will not include any proprietary closed source variants of the Spinnaker.
No Lock-in: We provide OSS Spinnaker support, so if you choose to no longer 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.
250+ Spinnaker community members recently attended the 1st Spinnaker Summit at the Netflix campus in Los Gatos. Enthusiasm for Spinnaker is high as enterprises look to achieve continuous delivery with safety across multiple clouds. Users from Netflix, Schibsted, Cloudera, Under Armour, Capital One, Cisco, Gogo Air, Target, Scopely, and Cerner shared their use cases and best practices for running Spinnaker in production.
Andy Glover from Netflix started off the event encouraging the community to leverage the Spinnaker for more than as a multi-cloud deployment tool. One of the key strategies he asked the enterprises to consider is Automated Canary Analysis (ACA) to achieve safety for their continuous deployment. Sure enough, a lot of time in the summit was dedicated to discussing the benefits of ACA and its real-world use cases. ACA allows for a reliable, less error-prone and safe continuous deployment.
In this blog, I have captured three separate sessions that one should watch to understand ACA for your application deployments better. If you are interested in evaluating ACA, please email us at email@example.com and we will glad to provide you guidance and offer a pilot of our OpsMx ACA platform
1: Canary Analysis at Netflix
2. Automated Canary Analysis Panel with participation from OpsMx, Google, Netflix, and Armory.
3: Kayenta: Automated Canary Analysis from Google & Netflix
If you are interested in watching all the summit sessions, check out the complete playlist.
If you are an existing Spinnaker user or someone looking to enable Continuous Delivery (CD) in your organization, don’t miss out on an exciting meetup event happening on August 21st at the Netflix campus in Los Gatos, CA.
We have the Spinnaker founding team and “Father of Spinnaker” – Andy Glover of Netflix Engineering team presenting on the topic of Essence of Continuous Delivery.
If that’s not enough of a motivation, we also have session discussing use cases of Automated Canary Analysis (ACA) for Spinnaker. As you may recall Canary/ACA stages were introduced recently in Spinnaker 1.1 release. You may also be interested in our pilot of our automated canary judge.
More information about the meetup can be found here:
If you can’t make it on the day, don’t fear we will record it and post it. If you want to get notified of future events from the Meetup group, make sure to join the group. We hope to schedule more events in the upcoming months and if you interested in being a speaker, drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OpsMx is looking for Spinnaker deployers interested in implementing automated deployment analysis for Canary/Red-Black deployments. We are looking for high touch pilot engagement with you to help us design our product and in return, you will get to use our product at no cost during the pilot.
For more information about the benefits and features of our automated release analysis for Spinnaker, check out the following blog.
The pilot is a full-featured SaaS offer of our platform for an unlimited number of pipelines in Spinnaker. If you are interested in learning more or starting the pilot, submit the form below or e-mail us at email@example.com and we will get you started.