Spinnaker: The Best Way to Deploy to Kubernetes

Sep 24, 2019 by Stu Posluns

Many companies making the move to containers and implementing Kubernetes for container orchestration come to the realization that, while Kubernetes is powerful and does a lot out-of-the-box, it doesn’t do everything. Without either outside tooling or custom scripts, they can’t automate the deployment process and move to a mature continuous deployment model.

We’re a bit biased, but we think the best way to solve this dilemma is by using Spinnaker to deploy to Kubernetes. In fact, we wrote an ebook about why Spinnaker is the best way to manage deployments to Kubernetes. Here’s a summary.

Spinnaker Makes Business Sense

Companies use Kubernetes because:

  • They don’t want to get locked in to a proprietary container orchestration solution
  • They don’t want to spend the resources to build their own orchestration platform
  • They don’t get any competitive advantage from having their own, proprietary orchestration solution
  • They want the best container orchestration platform available.

If you use the same logic to decide on a continuous delivery tool, you’ll land on Spinnaker. Like Kubernetes, it’s open source, helps facilitate a multicloud strategy, and is much less complicated than building your own tool. Most companies won’t get any competitive advantage from reinventing the wheel and building their own continuous delivery solution, and are better off focusing their engineering resources on projects that build value for the company.

Most importantly, Spinnaker is the best tool available for managing continuous delivery. Using Spinnaker is the rational choice for most companies that use Kubernetes.

Tight Technical Integration

Spinnaker and Kubernetes are both open source projects, but many of the core contributors work at the same companies—Google and Netflix. The two projects have a tight, fully-mature integration from a technical perspective, with Spinnaker giving you an easy way to manage resource mapping, manifest versioning, and templating for Kubernetes in a way that isn’t possible with Kubernetes alone.

Using Spinnaker and Kubernetes together lets you take full advantage of what both technologies have to offer. Spinnaker makes Kubernetes easier to adopt and easier to manage in an enterprise setting by providing the advanced deployment capabilities and easy rollbacks needed to ensure errors don’t make it into production.. and if they do, recovery is easy and fast.

Want to learn more about why Spinnaker is the best way to deploy to Kubernetes? Read the ebook.

Want to learn more about how Armory can help you get Spinnaker up-and-running faster, and provide the support enterprises rely on? Schedule a demo today.

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