Netflix open sources their continuous delivery platform, spinnaker

Netflix recently announced the open source release of their new continuous delivery platform.

For those of who have way too much spent time trying to piecemeal jenkins jobs together, this is certainly worth a look.
“Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence.

It provides two core sets of features: cluster management and deployment management”

It is a drop in replacement for their (now legacy?) Asgard platform.

A note about their deployment pipeline:

Pipeline: Pipelines are the key deployment management construct in Spinnaker. They are defined by a sequence of stages, along with automated triggers (optional) that kick off the pipeline, parameters that get passed to all stages in the pipeline, and can be configured to issue notifications as the pipeline executes.

  • Automatic triggers can be a Jenkins job, a CRON schedule, or another pipeline. You can also manually start a pipeline. Notifications can be sent out to email, SMS or HipChat on pipeline start/complete/fail.”

More info about spinnaker can be found at:

7 warning signs you need DevOps

Yes, I’ve seen them all!

7 warning signs

1. You don’t discover software defects until late in the lifecycle–or worse, in production.
2. You use Agile to speed development, but any gains evaporate once the app goes into production.
3. Your developers and testers are constantly waiting to access the resources they need, causing delays.
4. You can’t pinpoint problems across development, testing, and production operations.
5. You see simple human errors wreaking havoc during development and deployment.
6. Development views their job as finished once the app is in production.
7. Anytime a problem arises, everyone starts pointing fingers to lay blame on someone else.

Full article HERE.