Spinnaker is a great tool for CD in AWS
May 18, 2018

Spinnaker is a great tool for CD in AWS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Spinnaker

Leveraging Spinnaker to enable Fast, Frequent, Fearless deployments, delightful service operation, and increased AWS migrations. We are adopting Spinnaker because we believe in the patterns and practices it promotes around CICD and agile, iterative delivery. We believe as the team building this solution for the company we must be early adopters of these practices, we must evangelize those patterns and practices, and we must use them deliver value for customers as quickly as possible.
  • The immutable way of deployment is one of its greatest advantages.
  • We have a strict policy to restock our instances with new images very frequently and this can be done very seamlessly via Spinnaker
  • Rollback/ resize of clusters is one of the coolest features of Spinnaker.
  • Spinnaker on its own has 10 underlying micro services. Managing Spinnaker needs a focussed platform approach
  • No support to deploy the artifacts without re-creating the servers. Only pure immutable deployment are allowed.
  • No authorization at pipelines level
  • As we are using it on a large scale, hosting and maintaining it is affordable.
  • For few of the BU where there are fewer applications in Cloud. Hosting it and maintaining is an overhead and not very cost effective.

• Pipeline Expressiveness

• Self-Service/Override

• Visibility of Client Teams

• Operability of Client Teams -

• High-Quality Integrations (AWS, IHP, Google)

• Extensibility – (Ability to add code)

• The maturity of Deployment Process

• Speed/Ease of Onboarding

Spinnaker suits well for applications which are stateless and can adapt to an immutable architecture of deployment. But for applications which are stateful and cannot afford to spin up new servers for every deployment doesn't go well with Spinnaker. It can handle only deployments which are VM based and cannot support deployments to serverless architecture like AWS Lambda etc.