Posted On: Aug 19, 2016

This new Quick Start from AWS automates the deployment of Spinnaker, which is a continuous deployment tool from Netflix Open Source Software (OSS), on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. 

Spinnaker is used as a DevOps continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes. The continuous delivery process begins with the creation of a deployable asset (such as a machine image, a JAR file, or a Docker image) and ends with a deployment to the cloud. 

The Quick Start uses an AWS CloudFormation template to build the AWS infrastructure and to deploy Spinnaker on AWS in approximately 10 minutes. It builds an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) with two subnets (private and public). The public subnet includes a bastion host for Secure Shell (SSH) access. The Quick Start deploys a Spinnaker instance into the private subnet, and sets up the necessary IAM users and roles. 

The Quick Start includes a deployment guide, which describes the reference architecture and provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and testing Spinnaker on AWS. 

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

To get started with Spinnaker on AWS, use the following resources: