We recently organized a Spinnaker meetup at Pure Storage as part of the South Bay Spinnaker Meetup group. Pure Storage presented the reasons for selecting Spinnaker and the benefits derived from using Spinnaker both from the Ops and Dev. There were excellent talks around how to deploy Spinnaker using Halyard, CLI for Spinnaker and deploying Spinnaker containers in security constrained environments (presented by OpsMx).
If you missed the meetup, you could listen to the entire meetup below
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you started.
Docker containers have enabled applications to be developed and deployed faster due to its superior portability between development and production environment and across multiple clouds. Enterprises have started adopting Docker with microservices architecture for their new applications. One of the emerging requirements apparent among these early adopters is the need to update versions of the microservices in production seamlessly. To address this need, container orchestration systems like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos, and Nomad has introduced support for rolling updates. In a rolling update (Figure 1), applications get updated with zero downtime by incrementally updating pods/container instances with the new version.
Figure 1: Kubernetes Rolling Update (Source: Kubernetes.io)