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 email@example.com 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.