Best Practices In Implementing Container Image Promotion Pipelines

By Baruch Sadogursky

Elevator Pitch

Do you think building a promotion pipeline for your container images is easy? Think again. We see how people get it wrong over and over again, and it works… until it did not, and now we don’t know what we run in production and everything is on fire. This talk is a good start to make it right.


Surprisingly, implementing a secure, robust and fast promotion pipelines for container images is not as easy as it might sound. Automating dependency resolution (base images), implementing multiple registries for different maturity stages and making sure that we actually run in production containers from the images we intended can be tricky. In this talk, we will compare different approaches, compile a wish-list of features and create a pipeline that checks all the boxes using free and open-source tools.


This is a talk about important basics – promoting what you’ve built instead of rebuilding, why it’s important and how to achieve it.