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. Spinnaker currently supports Red/Black for most cloud providers and Canary deploy options for the AWS cloud provider. Canary deploy can also be set up for any provider through a multi-stage setup. Rolling Red/Black is currently experimental and will be available in a non-experimental mode in a future Spinnaker release.
Starting with 1.7 version, Spinnaker has officially released the automated canary analysis feature (aka Kayenta). Spinnaker offers a default judge called the NetflixACAJudge-v1.0 and offers modularity to plugin 3rd party or custom judges. It is critical to enable automated canary analysis for the pipelines 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.