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 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.
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.
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
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
Reduce risk through automated enterprise compliance checks and audit trail of entire software delivery.
Jenkins and Spinnaker – A Comparison
Many organizations are using a combination of Jenkins and a tool like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or Salt to automate their CI/CD pipelines but find themselves having to do many steps manually or using a series of scripts…
Managing Secrets in Spinnaker – Loading Jenkins Credentials...
After adding a Jenkins master to Spinnaker through hal command, the ci part of the hal config looks like the following:
Spinnaker vs Argo CD
Adopting containers is a common strategy for enterprises today to roll out new application changes quickly, deploy efficiently and run applications securely. To achieve those goals, many enterprises are now adopting
continuous delivery (CD) in order to deploy changes into production quickly, frequently, and safely.
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