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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 business 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 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 business 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.

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

CD in cloud ( especially AWS )

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

Continuous delivery to AWS.

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