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Category: GitLab

Canary Deployments


by Christopher Andrews | Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022 | GitLab DevOps CI/CD

In DevOps, there are a multitude of CICD deployment strategies and methodologies. Each come with their Pros and each come with some Cons - some more than others. In this edition of our Deployment Methodologies Blog Post series, we are going to cover “Canary” Deployments, otherwise known as “Incremental Rollouts”. What are Canary deployments, or Incremental Rollouts? Canary deployments are named and modeled off of the phrase “Canaries in the Cole mine”, in which a canary was taken into a coal mine to see if it would succumb to poisonous gas, giving the humans time to escape to safety (kind of mean, right?

Deployment Methodologies with GitLab -- Blue/Green


by Zach Hackett | Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 | DevOps CICD GitLab

The world of CICD is home to a plethora of deployment methodologies, or ways we deploy our code into various environments. From canary deployments to manual rollouts, there is a strategy for everyone. With this series of articles, we aim to give you insight into the different options out there, so you and your team can choose the best deployment strategy for you. This time around, we're diving into the Blue/Green deployment methodology.

Improving Your Security Posture on the Containerization Journey


by David Widen | Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 | DevSecOps GitLab

Building a security-focused culture A DevOps transformation is a massive organizational change with implications for everything about how team members communicate and collaborate. It can also be an opportunity for organizations to integrate security into their applications’ lifecycles at every stage and move security teams from being a roadblock to being a strategic development partner. Here’s how organizations can use the DevOps transformation to improve their approach to security. Adjust incentives People will focus on the things that they are incentivized to care about and are evaluated on.

BoxBoat Becomes the First GitLab Certified Professional Services Partner!


by Tim Hohman | Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | GitLab DevSecOps

Washington, DC – BoxBoat Technologies, the premier DevSecOps and digital transformation consultancy, has become the first GitLab Professional Services Partner after becoming GitLab Select Channel Partners in July, 2020. This strategic relationship will help us deliver cutting edge DevSecOps, continuous integration, and source control management services to our customers. “BoxBoat specializes in helping organizations integrate containerization and DevSecOps into their software development and deployment workflows,” said Tim Hohman, BoxBoat CEO. “As a GitLab Professional Services Partner, we are uniquely situated to help organizations accelerate their software development processes and improve automation as part of their greater DevSecOps strategy.