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I was lucky enough to be selected to speak on behalf of CrowdStrike at this years Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference on the subject of blue/green deployments. If you’ve been looking to grok blue/green deployments or get to the stage past the high level “just switch your load balancer” type talks then this talk is for you. Leverage the Cloud with a Blue/Green Architecture

We will get into how blue/green works with the data plane including how to use it with a stream processing data system where Message Queues and/or Kafka are involved.

 

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I’ll be co-presenting with Sean Berry from CrowdStrike and we’ll be happy to talk tech over beers after the talk. See you in Vegas 🙂

Talk Overview:
APP307 – Leverage the Cloud with a Blue/Green Deployment Architecture

Minimizing customer impact is a key feature in successfully rolling out frequent code updates. Learn how to leverage the AWS cloud so you can minimize bug impacts, test your services in isolation with canary data, and easily roll back changes. Learn to love deployments, not fear them, with a blue/green architecture model. This talk walks you through the reasons it works for us and how we set up our AWS infrastructure, including package repositories, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, Auto Scaling groups, internal tools, and more to help orchestrate the process. Learn to view thousands of servers as resources at your command to help improve your engineering environment, take bigger risks, and not spend weekends firefighting bad deployments.


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