Empowering DevOps with robust policy management

IT managers create different policies to allow software programs to run in various machines and domains. They also delineate restriction policies to prevent untrusted code from running in any system. Large enterprises enforce some policies that are mandated w.r.t HIPPA or SOX laws. The notion of policy enforcement is to maintain the reliability and availability of the entire IT ecosystem.…

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Spinnaker Operating Models: How to choose a model with best ROI for your business?

Spinnaker is a widely deployed open source continuous delivery platform adopted by thousands of enterprises. Today, small and large enterprises are now facing the challenges of adopting and supporting Spinnaker in their organizations. In this blog we take a look at the pros and cons of these three approaches, some perspectives on their ROI implications, and how OpsMx is taking…

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OES 2.10: Enforcing Policies during Continuous Delivery

OES is gaining momentum with its new release 2.10, bringing new groundbreaking capability- Policy Management– to help customers enforce policies into their software deployments with easy and simple steps. It also brings more visibility into policy compliance, which is a major enhancement to the Audit feature. Highlights also include a new way of Account Management that provides customers the ability…

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Debugging Build Failures with Autopilot

Continuous delivery is not continuous if the build process and the debugging of build failures take a long time. The plethora of build automation tools and continuous integration tools have brought significant progress in the build process over time. However, still, there are gaps in how we debug build issues at scale. More time spending on identifying build issues can…

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Spinnaker 1.20 – What’s New

The updated Spinnaker version-Spinnaker 1.20, was released on 04th May 2020. This release brings fixes, features, and performance improvements across a comprehensive feature set in Spinnaker. Here we share the summary of essential improvements Prerequisites: This release requires Halyard Version 1.32.0 or later. List of Fixes and New Features: Kubernetes V1 Provider: Now, its time to migrate all your data…

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Open Enterprise Spinnaker (OES) 2.9: Enterprise Ready Continuous Delivery

We are announcing the release of Open Enterprise Spinnaker 2.9. This release contains the following major enhancements: Real-time Application Dashboard Self-Service Application Onboarding Release Management OpsMx Audit Trailing  Spinnaker 1.19.5 Distribution What’s new in OES 2.9: 1.Real-time Application Dashboard: Product owners, Development, Operations, and QA teams require real-time visibility of application deployments, coupled with metrics that can help in making…

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Continuous Deployment to Kubernetes using GitHub triggered spinnaker pipelines

This blog explains how to configure Spinnaker v1.19.1 to trigger pipelines based on commits to a GitHub repository and inject changed GitHub files as artifacts into a pipeline. 1.   Prerequisites 2.  Configure GitHub webhooks 3.  Configure a GitHub artifact account 4.  Configure Spinnaker Pipeline Trigger 5.  Verification 1.   Prerequisites 1.1.   A GitHub repository either under your user, or in an…

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Spinnaker – Blue/Green strategy with external versioning and Kubernetes Deployment object

From this blog you can explore options to implement externally versioned or managed blue/green strategy for application deployment using spinnaker pipeline. Introduction and Scope Blue-green deployment strategy for production environments reduces downtime as well as risk by running two identical deployments called Blue and Green. At any given time, there is only one live deployment serving complete production traffic. This…

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Unshackle Developers from K8S Deployment Complexities and Gain Speed

“In the world of Kung Fu, Speed defines the Winner” – This adage, from the movie KungFu Hustle, holds true for enterprise success in general. Today the quest of achieving speed- in developing software and in the shipment of the software to end customers- drives these organizations nuts. Hence organizations want to embrace Continuous Deployment, a strategy to implement the…

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Spinnaker – Configuring Dynamic Kubernetes Accounts using Vault

Advanced Spinnaker users want to keep the Kubernetes account information in Hashicorp vault, so that they can be be updated idenpendent of Spinnaker, yet keeping the account information in a confidential manner. This feature of storing accounts in an external configuration store is made available from Spinnaker 1.15.x. The external configuration store feature is available to implement for Spinnaker services…

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