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Canary Deployments

Canary Deployments are the last ingredient of any Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment rollout. A canary deployment is a deployment strategy that releases an application or service incrementally to a subset of users. All infrastructure in a target environment is updated in small phases (e.g., 2%, 25%, 75%, 100%). This control makes a canary release the lowest risk-prone compared to all other deployment strategies, like the blue-green strategy. If you need to back out of a production deployment quickly without much disruption, then canary deployments may be an excellent practice to set up.

We will treat this talk like a recipe so that you can set up a canary in your work environment.

* Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery,
* Continuous Deployment Overview
* You can perform this anywhere: Cloud instances or Kubernetes
* What is Canary? What are some of the strategies you can use?
* What CD Frameworks perform Canary Deployments?
* How do you perform metrics? Are things going too slow or too fast?
* How do you back out if this rollout is not performing as well as it should?
* Can you perform canary deployments without a CD framework? Perhaps something native to Kubernetes?
* Demonstration using Spinnaker
* Conclusion

Daniel Hinojosa

Independent Consultant

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