Wag!: Why Even Your Dog Loves a Canary Deployment
Since August 26 was National Dog Day, we thought it might be a great time to talk about why Wag!,an on-demand dog-walking, boarding, and pet-setting service that’s available in 43 states and 100 cities, deployed blue-green (or canary) architecture for increased availability and reduced risk using Amazon ECS.
Last June, Dave Bullock, Director of Engineering from Wag Labs Inc., talked with AWS Senior Solutions Architect Peter Tilsen about how the company needed to find a faster solution for updates and rollbacks than what the previously solution, AWS OpsWorks, could provide. What used to take up to 10 minutes for a rolling deployment for all of their cluster instances, now is done in a few minutes.
Listen to Dave as he shows us how Wag! runs canary deployments (a technique for releasing applications by shifting traffic between two identical environments running different versions of the application) of containerized applications with ECS.
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