Kubernetes Canary deployment with Linkerd & Flagger
In this article i’m going to introduce you to one useful technique for delivering automatically web application serenely : the Canary deployment method. Canary is a type of deployment method that reduce the risk of introducing a new software version in production by gradually shifting traffic to the new version while measuring metrics like Http request success rate and latency. It allows do to capacity testing of the new version in a production environment with a safe rollback strategy if issues are found.
By switching slowly the traffic, you can monitor and capture metrics about how the new version impact the production environment.