Is Spinnaker the Right Continuous Delivery Tool for OpenShift?

OpenShift

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.

At OpsMx, we have built  accelerations for quick enterprise adoption of Spinnaker for a OpenShift environment:

  • Faster Setup: Automate the deployment and configuration of Spinnaker with enterprise integrations.
  • Seamless On-boarding: Automate on-boarding new users, new applications with enterprise and regulatory policies.
  • Safe Operations: Automate deployment, verification, and rollback of applications.

If you are interested in learning more or request an evaluation, reach out at info@opsmx.com

 

How to Deploy to RedHat OpenShift with Spinnaker

We recently presented how to deploy to RedHat OpenShift with Spinnaker at the Meetup on the Netflix campus.   If you missed it, you can watch the video below.

If you are local to the SF bay area,  make sure to sign up future meet up below

Spinnaker South Bay Meetup

San Jose, CA
266 Members

Meetup for those interested in Spinnaker, Continous Delivery and Multi-cloud deployments

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Spinnaker Meetup – Learn about Automated Canary Analysis

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).

You can watch the video of that session below

If you would like to learn more about it, email us at info@opsmx.com

Register for future meetup at the Meetup page.

Spinnaker South Bay Meetup

San Jose, CA
266 Members

Meetup for those interested in Spinnaker, Continous Delivery and Multi-cloud deployments

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

 

Is Spinnaker the Right Tool for Your Continuous Delivery?

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.

What you will learn in the webinar:

  • Top requirements for next-generation Continuous Delivery solutions
  • Choosing between Open Source CD and Closed Source CD solutions.
  • Introduction to Spinnaker enterprise CD solution
  • Top features and benefits of Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker demo – Deploying to AWS and Kubernetes

Register to reserve your spot.

For questions, send email to info@opsmx.com

Lower Risk with Open Source Spinnaker Support

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 info@opsmx.com to schedule a discussion of your needs.

Benefits of getting OSS Spinnaker support from OpsMx include

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.

If you are interested, send your inquiries to info@opsmx.com.

Automate Application Reliability Assessment with Chaos Monkey

Chaos Monkey

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.

Reliability Testing of Applications
Reliability Testing of Applications

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.

Continue reading “Automate Application Reliability Assessment with Chaos Monkey”

Interested in Contributing to Spinnaker? Attend Spinnaker Code Night

What: A technical meetup where anyone can spend 3 hours working with the Netflix Spinnaker team on contributing to Spinnaker.

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

Prerequisites: A familiarity with Spinnaker and ability to code. Continue reading “Interested in Contributing to Spinnaker? Attend Spinnaker Code Night”

How to Enable Prometheus Monitoring for Kubernetes Cluster

Prometheus

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.

In this blog,  we will provide instructions on how to enable Prometheus monitoring for your Kubernetes cluster Continue reading “How to Enable Prometheus Monitoring for Kubernetes Cluster”

Spinnaker Use Cases at Cisco, Intuit and Pure Storage

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.

Cisco Use Case:

Cisco Spinnaker Use Case
Cisco Spinnaker Use Case

Intuit Use Case:

Intuit Spinnaker Use Case
Intuit Spinnaker Use Case

Pure Storage Use Case:

Pure Storage Spinnaker Use Case
Pure Storage Spinnaker Use Case

Community Q&A – Andy Glover

Spinnaker Community Q&A - Andy Glover
Spinnaker Community Q&A – Andy Glover

Automated Canary Analysis Featured in Spinnaker Summit 2017

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 info@opsmx.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.