Fairwinds Introduces GoNoGo to Help DevOps Teams Validate Kubernetes Add-Ons Prior to Deployment

New OSS tool ensures add-ons can be safely upgraded.

Fairwinds, the leading provider of Kubernetes governance software, today announced Fairwinds GoNoGo, software that can be used to define and then discover if an add-on that was installed with Helm is safe to upgrade. Managing Kubernetes add-ons is a complex and burdensome task for many operations teams, requiring them to understand the impact of the add-on to the cluster in advance of its deployment. Fairwinds GoNoGo automates the process, easing the burden on operations teams that are already under immense workloads.

Most add-on upgrades are harmless, but operations teams can only gain insight about their risk through a combination of testing, reading release notes and understanding the current state of their clusters. Fairwinds GoNoGo incorporates automated checks, as well as information gathered about a specific upgrade path, and combines it in a way that the company's governance and security software, Fairwinds Insights, can consume and show the relevant information.

"Since add-ons are cluster-wide, they can have far-reaching consequences. It's important that we do what we can to remove the guessing game behind add-ons and get a clearer picture of their impact in advance of deploying them," said Andy Suderman, CTO at Fairwinds. "The GoNoGo bundle works to solve this problem by providing a standardized way to automate information in a cluster-agnostic way so operations teams can make go/no-go decisions on add-on upgrades quickly and easily."

Fairwinds is committed to creating open-source software that empowers the community and its clients to build a Kubernetes architecture that works for their business. The company has 10 open source offerings, including the popular PolarisGoldilocks and Pluto tools. Users working across a fleet of clusters, collaborating across teams or tracking findings across time are strong candidates for upgrading to Fairwinds Insights.


About Fairwinds

Fairwinds is the trusted partner for Kubernetes governance and security. With Fairwinds, customers ship cloud-native applications faster, more cost-effectively and with less risk. Fairwinds provides a unified view between dev, sec and ops, removing friction between those teams with software that simplifies complexity. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, and provides a fully remote and distributed work environment. For more information, visit, read our blog or follow @FairwindsOps on Twitter.

Source: Fairwinds