Spinnaker

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Spinnaker helps codify the process of reliably deploying artifacts to the cloud, leveraging industry best practices out-of-the-box.

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Spinnaker review by Andrew L.
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"Deploys AMI's in AWS as well as images in docker"

What do you like best?

Spinnaker enables you to deploy code pipelines into the cloud on with great flexibility.

What do you dislike?

Ironically, it is a nightmare to setup and configure. It is a total pet that requires the used of a purpose built installer.

The primary way for deploying software seems to be via manually created pipelines rather than code by infrastructure.

It is a little split brained in that it is made to make deployments in the cloud easy and reproducible, but spinnaker itself is not that way, and neither is the creation of the pipelines.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spend the time learning Halyard. It is a pain and, to me, feels like the wrong way to install a production system, but it is the supported and actively developed install path.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It enables us to deploy AMI's on AWS EC2 instances via a CDO model.

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Spinnaker review by User in Computer Software
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"Spinnaker among other delivery platforms"

What do you like best?

It supports incremental deployments and supports “green/blue” deployments which are crucial in Agile methodology. Due to cloud deployments, it is easy to manage and configure deployment pipelines.

The best part is easy creation and adjustment of deployment pipelines using a GUI interface.

What do you dislike?

It does not have plugins options like in Jenkins which makes it hard to work with. Secondly, It is not comfortable in managing SCM, thirdly, we sometimes struggle in running tests and building packages. Spinnaker API is more popular than the Spinnaker pipeline to deploy to AWS.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spinnaker helps in deploying a cloud-based delivery model. It makes easier due to application, cluster, and server groups understanding. Overall, it is still grooming and hopefully, Netflix will provide more changes to it.

Nonetheless, it is still an amazing product to try out.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Initially, it was difficult in the client environment to deploy anything as lots of process needs to be followed, but by CI CD, and using Spinnaker deployments are smooth, more than 200+ deployments have been completed in last 6 months. The project is on track and will finish sooner than expected.

What Continuous Deployment solution do you use?

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Spinnaker review by Administrator
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"Fantastic cloud-agnostic deployment tool"

What do you like best?

The ability to fully control and deploy the whole infrastructure. Very, very customizable pipelines. Full overview of your infrastructure, logs for all the changes. Easy reverts of the failed deployments, all the AWS features are fully supported.

What do you dislike?

It's really hard to setup and configure from scratch, especially, if you have some tricky and specific setup.

Knowledge base is still very small and missing a lot of important things, so you need to try a lot to find your perfect setup. But, if you've configured it once, it will just work in the perfect manner for years.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You need to spend a lot of time once to install and configure everything and to find the way to automatically change the applications and pipelines, but when you will finish with it, you will just have fun and your life will become much easier.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to have the single-point deployment tool for the very specific and multi-account setup, which will allow us to control everything. We've got it and after the hard work to set it up, having fun every day.

Spinnaker review by Samuel B.
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"Modern Pipelines for Modern Applications and Infratructure"

What do you like best?

Spinnaker makes it easy to coordinate my build and deployment processes on multiple clouds with the same interface. This helps to standardize how pipelines are created that move code to different environments while making the steps very transparent. The project has great opensource support and some companies providing enterprise capabilities as well. I also like the fact that user authentication and authorization is integrated for separation of concerns for manual adjudication of deployments and access to projects.

What do you dislike?

Spinnaker is still growing to support a larger user base than just Netflix and some features still need work. Pipelines as code to facilitate storing and reproducing pipelines is a much needed feature that would make standing up new pipelines much simpler. Spinnaker is composed off microservices which can make deploying and managing the platform difficult and require a lot of compute power to run. If your company is mature in its infrastructure capabilities than this tool makes sense but might not be right for smaller shops.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Evaluate your ability to implement and support a platform that is fairly heavyweight composed of multiple components. Be clear that this is an "enterprise" level solution because it could be expensive to maintain for both compute and people resources. This solution requires a certain level of maturity around immutable infrastructure to truly take advantage but if you are there, this is the only solution of its kind.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Separating and orchestrating build and deployment processes to achieve cohesive management of software rollouts to cloud and container environments. Spinnaker does a great job of providing a visual environment to view and manage CI and deployment steps for software in a cloud-native environment. I also like the integration with Kubernetes to deploy containerized applications.

Spinnaker review by Ted S.
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"It is a fantastic product."

What do you like best?

It allows implementing lines of code in the cloud with great flexibility. Has the ability to control and fully deploy the entire infrastructure. Supports multiple cloud providers such as AWS, Cloud Foundry, Google Cloud natively. It can be activated using the github hook, manually using cron or from someone else.

What do you dislike?

I have not had any problems with this product yet, it's great. Technical support instantly repairs any minimum fault.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend giving this great system a chance, I know you will love it. It is unique and reliable, it is useful and will solve many of your problems.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are integrating the software, and solving hosting problems in the cloud. This system has helped us enormously. It is a great system.

Spinnaker review by Binayak G.
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"Yet another deployment solution"

What do you like best?

Big plus for docker support. Also, deployable units can be JAR files as well.

Supports multiple cloud providers like AWS, Cloud Foundry, Google Cloud natively.

Can be triggered using github hook, manually using cron or from some other

pipeline. Could push update packages to existing instances to minimize wait time.

Has a nice ui that can resize, edit, delete server groups and load balancers.

What do you dislike?

Spinnaker has a good support for JVM based projects. Unfortunately, for projects

that require anything else, it escalates into a big headache. Also, we had some

deployment problems with AWS.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your use case consists of only JVM based projects, then spinnaker is good, even great.

Give it a go.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not much, gave it a trial but had to choose another because of the severe limitations

of handling non-JVM projects. It integrates with several services (on paper) so that would have

saved us some time.

Spinnaker review by Muhammad Arsalan N.
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"Best tool for Continous Deployment "

What do you like best?

Flexible tool to integrate with jenkins pipeline and deployment on cloud.

What do you dislike?

Configuring spinnaker is very cumbersome initially.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Continuous deployment on Kubernetes cluster using Jenkins as CI.

Spinnaker review by Debajit K.
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"Spinnaker works well for large enterprise setup!"

What do you like best?

First thing first - its an open source. We liked Its ability to package code , configs entirely in a single RPM. It helped us to propagate the same packaged RPM ( code + configs i.e. baked AMI ) to higher environments which epitomises the whole concept of 'code promotion' in an immutable env./infra.

What do you dislike?

You need skills to tweak it to your needs! :D

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You may give it a shot! as it is open source.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CD in cloud ( especially AWS )

Spinnaker review by Austin J.
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"Best cloud software platform!"

What do you like best?

The platform for getting software live in the cloud it's very easy and pretty fun to use. All you do is get the info synced and that's it

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software is a little bit slow but if you are patient everything works out great within the program.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving our cloud hosting issues and helping integrate software

Spinnaker review by User
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"Awesome Deployment tool for the the Cloud age!"

What do you like best?

This continuous deployment tool treats cloud and containers as first-class problems. It integrates very well with many cloud as well as container orchestration platforms such as GCP, AWS and my favorite, Kubernetes!

Pros:

- Integrates with many "providers" out of the box

- Treats containers as first-class problem

- Open source and fast-growing community

What do you dislike?

Spinnaker is developing quickly and some features might deprecate as the platform grows. My biggest complaint is that it lacks in Pipeline as a Code area, although there are some beta features being developed.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Continuous deployment of Kubernetes manifests to Kubernetes platform.

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"my experience with CI/CD and cloud"

What do you like best?

Automatic build are more easy once setup is done then we can play with him think it is a great product from Netflix and ease to use and have a great experience with the tool

What do you dislike?

setup of spinnaker with gcp is to tough and till now not able to setup on my own and working with diffrent guys setup

Recommendations to others considering the product:

100 % recommend to friend because future is spinnaker

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

builds automation configuration management continus deployment continus integration are more easy and blue green strategy is easy

Spinnaker review by Mathura R.
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"Review for Spinnaker"

What do you like best?

It is the open source software and gives great customer support to the users

What do you dislike?

The user needs some additional knowledge to use this software also setup also hard.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its solve he continues delivery problem to aws

Spinnaker review by Consultant
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"Review for Spinnaker"

What do you like best?

It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.It creates deployment pipelines that run integration and system tests, spin up and down server groups, and monitor the rollouts.

What do you dislike?

Need to set up in a web UI, so it's little bit hard for setup.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To define a continuous delivery flow within the pipeline, which allows us to complete the whole deployment including the approval flow—using one tool

Spinnaker review by Internal Consultant
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"Spinnaker Cloud Deployment Tool"

What do you like best?

Relative ease of use tool for continuous deployment to AWS.

Open source with good support

I's a pretty complete solution.

Great tool for automating deployments as well as rollbacks in the event that something goes wrong.

It allows you to orchestrate multiple steps in the deployment cycle.

Works well with Jenkins.

What do you dislike?

Setup can be a nightmare.

It's not possible to build plugins to Spinnaker.

Having to recreate pipelines from scratch.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Continuous delivery to AWS.

Spinnaker review by User in Retail
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"CICD on Cloud !"

What do you like best?

- I came to know about this open source tool from one of the meetups at Target

- I was working for target and learnt that target contributed to this tool

- very sleek and user friendly

What do you dislike?

- Support take some time as this is a open source tool

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- i would highly recommend this tool

- it has plenty of plugins

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- using it for continuous delivery platform

Spinnaker review by User in Paper & Forest Products
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"Great Clout service"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and set up. The storage space is enviable especially when. Impaired to Apple and Microsoft. Easy to access data from everywhere.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes you have to double check your stuff saved correctly. Very random but it happens.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage space in computers and database within the company is limited and expensive.

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