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Similarities and Differences of Rancher and Spinnaker

We recently spoke with a company that is evaluating Rancher and wanted to know how it compares to Spinnaker. Here’s how we think the two products compare: Rancher is not a CD tool. Rancher appears to be a container management system built on top of Docker similar in nature to Heroku. While you might find […]

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A More Sophisticated Deployment to Kubernetes Using Spinnaker

Our CTO Isaac just put together a nice sample Spinnaker deployment pipeline using Kubernetes, which features: Triggering/kicking-off a pipeline off an automated push from another build process like jenkins Parallel QA and integration tests A smoke test Parallel deployment to Prod US East, West & Asia This pipeline showcases the power of using Spinnaker + […]

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Google Making a Bet on Spinnaker and Ensuring Its Success

I interviewed Steven Kim, TPM at Google, at a recent EXO Cloud Conference, on why Google is making a bet on Spinnaker and putting resources into ensuring its success. Google has been investing in Spinnaker for several years and has a team focused on it. A great example of Google’s commitment to Spinnaker can be […]

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Why (and How) Spinnaker and Kubernetes Work Together Seamlessly

The adoption of Kubernetes is happening at an incredible rate. Naturally, the next step is to look for tooling to support continuous deployments workflows with Kubernetes. In this quick interview with Lars Wander and Matt Duftler from Google, we talk about how Spinnaker and Kubernetes work together to help deploy better software. Lars Wander – […]

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ARMORY @ Netflix Q&A

Our philosophy is to be relentlessly customer focused, so we hunt down answers to the customer questions we can’t answer (and with something as new as Spinnaker, that happens often!) then we share what we learn back with the community. Ask your own question below. Netflix HQ Visit: We recently visited Netflix HQ to talk […]

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Spinnaker Speak for Kubernetes Users

With the rapid adoption of Docker and Kubernetes many people are looking for new tools to support the new infrastructure that is being created by this change. Many folks interested in Spinnaker ask us ‘But does it work well with Kubernetes?’. Not only does it work well together, Spinnaker’s deployment model matches the tenants of […]

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Exposing Spinnaker Sub-Services: Use Apache to Get a Reverse Proxy to All the Internal Sub-Systems

Spinnaker is a new continuous delivery tool developed originally by Netflix and supported by over 30 developers from Google, Pivotal, Netflix and Microsoft. Out of the box it comes with very strict control and binds everything to localhost/loopback/127.0.0.1 such that none of it’s sub-services are accessible from an outside machine for security. But in many […]

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Deploying to Kubernetes with Spinnaker

Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. In this walkthrough, we show a container approach, with Spinnaker deploying to Kubernetes, using Jenkins as the build server. Want To Dig In More? Read all posts related to Spinnaker + Kubernetes **Here’s the Transcript:** Chris: Hey, […]

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Enterprise Spinnaker

Armory offers this Enterprise Spinnaker Demo Environment, letting you explore Armory’s distribution of Spinnaker without having to install it in your environment. You’ll be able to explore the features that Armory adds to provide a robust, enterprise-grade solution. You can learn more about these features & pricing right here. You’ll find everything you need to […]

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Using S3 with Spinnaker instead of Cassandra Backend

Cassandra is used by Spinnaker to persist pipelines configuration and cluster information. While Cassandra may suit your needs it might be overkill for POCs or early development phases where the number of configurations and continuous deployments are small. While Spinnaker can be configured to have an Amazon S3 backend, it’s not always trivial to setup. […]

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