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Canary Releases in Soluto

At Soluto, our microservices-based infrastructure, combined with all the CI/CD tools, allow us to move fast with multiple releases a day to deliver features and fixes to our customers.

In this storm of releases, sometimes issues are found in production, after the release. When this happens, we want to protect our customers from being exposed to these issues and at the same time, we want to know about them early on. This is where Argo Rollouts comes into the picture, with its support for canary release strategies.

Disclaimer

There are a lot of guides out there for setting up a canary release process in your K8s cluster, and this post is not a “how to” — it assumes you know how Argo Rollouts works, it’s about choices, issues you might face, and optimizations you will need in order to make your canary release process efficient. You can read the whole thing for better understanding or you can skip to the summary and lessons learned sections for a quick read. …

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