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Chaos Monkey And Spinnaker

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Oct 3, 2018 9:16:10 AM

Image credit: Charles Daoud

Ever heard of Netflix's Simian Army?

It represents the collection of tools Netflix has been arming themselves with since 2011 to test the AWS infrastructure. These unusual tools are open source, widely adaptable, and a wonderfully chaotic way to test software for operational vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Spinnaker, DevOps, Netflix, Cloud

How 3 Major Teams Resolved Their Cloud Deployment Headaches With Spinnaker

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 28, 2018 5:30:00 PM

 

In 2015, Netflix released Spinnaker in an effort to share the joy of predictable deployments. Today, dozens of Global 2,000 companies use Spinnaker to automate deployments across multiple cloud targets with more confidence and velocity than ever before. 

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, DevOps, Kubernetes

3 Promising Reasons Why Spinnaker Makes Multi-Cloud Deployments Safer

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 26, 2018 1:35:00 PM


Since 2017, enterprises have been investing in a multi-cloud strategy for higher availability of applications and to avoid vendor lock-in. While that's all well and good for the enterprises, it's not very fun for the DevOps teams who are left configuring and customizing specific deployments for different cloud environments.

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, DevOps, Cloud

5 Convincing Reasons That Pushed Netflix Teams To Adopt Spinnaker

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 21, 2018 5:45:00 PM

Over the past few years, Netflix teams have gradually adopted Spinnaker to the point where it now deploys over 95% of all their cloud-based infrastructure. But this wide-scale adoption process had to be approached strategically. 

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, Continuous Delivery, Teams

3 Practical Ways You Can Customize Spinnaker To Your Organization

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 19, 2018 1:10:00 PM


Here's some bad news: there is no one-size-fits-all continuous delivery platform. 

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Automated Canary Analysis and How Netflix Uses It For Better Software

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 14, 2018 3:57:18 PM

intro to automated canary analysis

During World War I, canaries were used to detect toxic gases in the environment before humans could be harmed. They were also routinely used in coal mines where they would sing and chirp inside a small cage to signal the air was safe for the workers. Fortunately for the birds, they were later replaced with automated detectors. 

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, Netflix, Continuous Delivery

Convince Your Manager To Send You To Spinnaker Summit

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 12, 2018 6:24:18 PM


Case studies from the biggest tech companies, keynotes by Netflix, hands-on workshops led by experts, and a Google-sponsored lounge party? That's enough to send anyone (in tech) running to the nearest airport. Although while you're already making mental lists of what to pack, your manager will likely need a bit more convincing.

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Topics: Voice tech events, Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, DevOps, Continuous Delivery

Does Your Team Have What It Takes To Work With DevOps?

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 7, 2018 1:54:59 PM



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Topics: Culture, DevOps, Continuous Delivery

4 Best Automated Deployment Tools For Stress-Free Software Releases

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Sep 5, 2018 11:50:00 AM

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Spinnaker, DevOps, Continuous Delivery

Spinnaker vs Jenkins for Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jenny Medeiros on Aug 31, 2018 12:45:00 PM


The debate of Jenkins vs Spinnaker as a Continuous Delivery (CD) tool has been making rounds for quite some time. Many are happy to use them together since Spinnaker has a native Jenkins API to delegate compilation and packaging, but once Jenkins 2.0 was released with an added focus on CD, it became fuzzy how Spinnaker really measured up. So here's a breakdown for you.

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Topics: DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Jenkins