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AWS S3 Outage and Spinnaker Multi-Region Support

We are reminded again today (Feb 28, 2017) about the fragility of the Internet. S3 is still down in us-east-1 and currently affecting pretty much every known business running on AWS and effectively shutting down the internet. I’m quite astonished at how a single service outage can bring popular other services like Slack, Dockerhub and even AWS’s own console to it’s knees. TechCrunch pointed out “Amazingly, even the status indicators on the AWS service status page rely on S3 for storage of its health marker graphics” There are known best practices like deploying into multiple regions to prevent these types of situations and the public cloud was supposed to usher in a new era of computing that allows for redundancy “built in”. However getting to multi-region isn’t free and it takes foresight and work to make multi-region support.

Fortunately Spinnaker makes the process of implementing multi-region a lot easier. Spinnaker accomplishes by giving you a multi-region view of your applications which differs from AWS’s console which has a different view of each region. With Spinnaker, getting a global view of your application deployment is the default. Deploying into multi-region is as easy specifying what your ASGs (known as Server Groups in Spinnaker) will look like in those regions. While this doesn’t remove the need to think about your stateful services like databases, but giving a global view of your service deployments make it a lot easier.

May 11, 2021
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by Nikema Prophet

#SpeedOfLife First Week Recap

It Begins We started the #SpeedOfLife campaign last week, yay! It has been a bumpy start but we’re happily moving forward. The first person I spoke with about delivering software at the speed of life was our CEO at Armory, DROdio. I posted a snippet of our conversation on Twitter last week and here that […]

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May 4, 2021
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by Nikema Prophet

What Does It Mean To Deliver Software At The #SpeedOfLife?

In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the #SpeedOfLife campaign that I will be leading for the month of May. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the awesome people who make up our DevOps community. What is #SpeedOfLife? #SpeedOfLife is a social campaign meant to highlight users and experts in the […]

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April 23, 2021
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by Chad Tripod

Armory Enterprise install in 10 minutes

I was introduced to Armory and the open-source project Spinnaker a little over 18 months ago.  Up to that point, I’d worked with numerous open-source and proprietary software and was a specialist in application delivery and data analytics.  I immediately found out that Spinnaker was the continuous delivery platform of choice for many large scale […]

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