Putting Your Pipeline on Auto-pilot: Building the Unbreakable CD Pipeline

By: | October 9, 2018


5:30pm – 6:00pm :: Food and Networking
6:00pm – 6:45pm :: SambaSafety’s Journey with Pivotal
6:45pm – 7:30pm :: Putting Your Pipeline on Auto-pilot w/ Dynatrace


Shift-Left, Shift-Right, *-As-Code, and Self-Healing are some of the latest buzzwords when it comes to building and deploying cloud-native architectures. In this presentation Brian Wilson will bring these buzzwords to life.

Besides shifting-left performance and quality engineering, it is important to build resiliency into your delivery pipeline. Builds that don’t have the right quality must be prevented from being promoted to the next pipeline phase by applying AI-driven quality gates. Brian will walk you through an example End-to-End Continuous Delivery Pipeline with automated metrics-based quality gates between pre-production stages, an automatic post production approval step as well as some thoughts on how self-healing (auto-remediation) can really work, with specifications all defined in source control.

This example unbreakable pipeline is built using Concourse, CF, and Dynatrace. The concepts behind this implementation apply to all other CI/CD Tool Chains (Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CloudWatch, …)

Bio (links are in markdown format):

Brian Wilson is a performance advocate with over 16 years of experience. After leaving the lucrative video production field, Brian began his IT journey as a QA analyst and quickly transitions to Performance. After years of leading the performance efforts at companies such as WebMD, Weightwatchers.com, and MTV, Brian landed a cushy job as a Sales Engineer at Dynatrace. Besides engaging in continuous learning by working with his clients, Brian gets to spend quality time leveling-up his skills and sharing his learning and passion for performance with others. You can find Brian on two podcasts, the [PurePerformance podcast](https://www.spreaker.com/user/pureperformance) which he co-hosts with Andi Grabner, and [Ask PerfBytes](https://www.spreaker.com/show/askperfbytes)
In his spare time, Brian enjoys drumming, listening to music, and spending time with his family.