Scaling beyond Jenkins

Three things to be avoided for a 100% success in application delivery- Scripts, Scripts and Scripts

Enterprise IT invests time and effort in writing customer scripts and maintaining them, and download and install new plugins frequently to build application delivery pipeline in Jenkins. But the question of flexibility & scalability persists. Many activities like defining load balancers, creating individual servers, resizing clusters, using deployment strategies, or executing rollbacks need the IT team to write a lot of custom scripts.

OpsMx OES is a battle-tested Continuous Delivery platform to release applications without a need to write scripts frequently.

Multi-cloud Deployment

Multi-cloud requires scripts for cloud-native deployments, but Spinnaker can deploy applications on bare metal, container, VM, or serverless platforms through our integration with all clouds (OpenStack, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker, vSphere) or public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) using pre-defined templates.

Deployment Strategies

Spinnaker comes with cloud-native deployment strategies, handles underlying orchestration such as verifying health checks, disabling old server groups, and enabling new server groups. It supports red/black, rolling red/black, A|B, canary deployments strategies.

Automated Pipelines

Spinnaker offers pipeline or workflow constructs used for deployments of applications and for managing cloud resources. One gets the flexibility to add pre-defined stages like Bake, Find Image, Deploy, Disable/Enable/Resize a server group to perform a series of deployment operations automatically.

Safeguards for Deployment

Spinnaker offers various safeguards types to ensure a new software version can be added and removed safely. From verification of a new release to one-click rollback, if issues are encountered during deployment, to cluster locking for maintaining exclusivity on resources during deployment, you get it all.

Complementary Solutions

Spinnaker complements Jenkins as it supports easy extensibility to deploying bare metal and custom solutions for use cases that are not natively supported. While Jenkins can build artifacts, Spinnaker can seamlessly integrate with Jenkins to fetch artifacts and automatically bake and deploy them into multiple clouds

Key Benefits

Reduce dependency on Engineers

Reduce cognitive load on an army of engineers and architects to design Jenkins CD pipeline by leveraging already templatized CD pipeline of Spinnaker

Zero Custom Scripts

Avoid writing custom scripts for various deployment use cases by using Spinnaker capabilities like auto managing cloud resources, deployment strategies, rollbacks, etc.

Faster and Safer Deployment

Ensure deployments are faster with automated pipelines, and safer with pre-defined safeguards provided by Spinnaker

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