Spinnaker MeetUp Video – Essence of and Safety for Continuous Delivery

Total solar eclipse was obviously the biggest news on 8/21/17 but in the Spinnaker world,  the day marked the first meetup for South Bay Spinnaker Meetup at the Netflix campus.

We had 50+ people show up including operators from Cloudera, Cisco, Symantec, etc. which was a great start for our first meetup.

We had two great presentations on the day. In case you missed the event, here are the videos of the talks.

1.  Essence of Continuous Delivery

Andy Glover – Manager, Netflix Engineering Team – Spinnaker Creators

2.  Safety for Continuous Delivery

Gopal Dommety, CEO, OpsMx

For more information about OpsMx solution, check out http://blog.opsmx.com

If you like to be notified of our future events, make sure you sign up for the Meetup.   If you like to speak in one of the future Meetup, please contact the organizers through the Meetup page.

Exciting Spinnaker Meetup on August 21st at NetFlix

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:

Essense of Continuous Deliver/Automated Canary Analysis Use Cases

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 info@opsmx.com.

 

Improve Release Safety and Diagnostics Through Automated Canary Analysis for Spinnaker

Introduction

Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform that is pioneering the ability to release software faster. It is allowing thousands of enterprises to achieve release velocity never seen before.  The key to increasing the velocity is to have the ability to determine with confidence that the new release can be promoted across different testing stages and eventually to production through Canary or Red/Black (aka blue-green) or Rolling update.  

Leading enterprises (like Netflix which deploys more than 4000 updates a day), has proprietary decision engine to allow them to promote builds to production with confidence.  However, most enterprises still are dependent on manual analysis and judgments to promote builds.  Manual judgment is error prone as decisions are based on incomplete analysis and are time-consuming as the analysis are laborious.  Bad builds in production introduce significant risks due to business disruptions and brand damage.

OpsMx is a real-time analytics platform for CI/CD pipelines that is designed to aid manual decision in promoting build across test and deployment to production. The OpsMx solution helps in reduce error and diagnostics time through complete, consistent real-time automated analysis for Spinnaker. Continue reading “Improve Release Safety and Diagnostics Through Automated Canary Analysis for Spinnaker”

How to Set Up Automated Release Analysis in Spinnaker Deployments

Updated 11/16/2017

Spinnaker, a continuous delivery platform is becoming popular among software deployment teams with its superior ability to orchestrate software delivery faster, safer and across multiple clouds. With the 1.1 release, Spinnaker has introduced the ability to do even safer release deployment with the Canary deploy option (using the canary feature flag). Before this release, Red/Black deployment offered safer deployment with the ability to rollback to the prior release, if the new release had issues.  Rolling Red/Black is also planned for a future release in Spinnaker. It is critical to enable automated canary analysis for the deployments to truly benefit from these safe deployment strategies.

In this blog, we will review how to set up automated analysis for Canary and Red/Black deployment strategies instead of manual judgment or verification.

Safe Deployment Options with Spinnaker
Safe Deployment Options with Spinnaker

Continue reading “How to Set Up Automated Release Analysis in Spinnaker Deployments”

Spinnaker 1.1 Enables Canary/ACA Stage for Safe Deployments

Exciting news today for all CI/CD enthusiasts. Spinnaker project reached the 1.0 milestone.

Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform that is pioneering the ability to release software faster. It is allowing thousands of enterprises to achieve release velocity never seen before. The key to increasing the software velocity is to determine with confidence that the new version can be deployed to production through safe deployments models such as Canary or Red/Black (aka blue-green).

With the 1.1 release, Spinnaker has enabled Canary and ACA task stage as a core feature. Before this release, one has to enable Canary and ACA task stage using netflixMode flag in the Spinnaker settings file. Continue reading “Spinnaker 1.1 Enables Canary/ACA Stage for Safe Deployments”