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Sailing Beyond Custom Deployment Tooling: Airbnb Wins with Spinnaker

Tonight, 1 million people will sleep in an Airbnb listing somewhere on Earth. Want to stay in an Airbnb tonight? Just grab the mobile app or visit the website, and you can create an account and make a booking in less than 5 minutes.

How is this possible? Killer software! Jens Vanderhaeghe, a software engineer on the continuous delivery team at Airbnb, told that story in August. Check it out:

Jens loves Spinnaker. As he explains, most of the bookings users made prior to 2017 happened done in a monolithic Ruby on Rails backend. A home-grown continuous delivery solution made that possible via batch deployments, happening around 10x a day.

Since then, Airbnb has grown astoundingly (the best “problem” to have 🙂 requiring its applications and software delivery mechanisms to evolve rapidly. Airbnb moved to a microservices model. It adopted tools that allowed their devs to model complex configuration of resources like Kubernetes in single commits.

Still, Airbnb sought a solution that would leverage existing infrastructure to manage Kubernetes deployments at scale. It looked for a tool with an active Open Source community, to alleviate the limitations that a small continuous delivery team finds when working to empower developers to innovate.

Watch how Airbnb found success with Spinnaker!

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by Nikema Prophet

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Armory Enterprise install in 10 minutes

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by Nikema Prophet

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I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner! I took the exam and I passed. I fell behind on blog updates starting about a month ago but I studied up until the day before the test. I was somewhat disappointed in myself for not keeping my schedule but in the end, I passed and that was the […]

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