Armory v. Harness
Need Declarative, Scalable Continuous Deployment?
Spend your time iterating and innovating, not working through scalability problems.
One easy-to-use solution that declaratively deploys and scales effortlessly across multiple clusters and environments with advanced deployment strategies and easy rollbacks
Two products combined to create Harness’ CD module and GitOps experience with ArgoCD-as-a-Service; leading to a cumbersome imperative deployment style with all of the same scalability issues that reside within Argo.
Armory vs. Harness Features At-A-Glance
Ease of Use
SaaS and On-premise
Declarative deployment with a GitOps experience
Automatic environment promotion across multiple clusters
Simple and Intitutive UI
Maintain 99.9% uptime SLA or better
Impact analysis and verification throughout pre-prod and prod environments
When to Choose Armory vs. Harness
When deciding between Armory and Harness, the biggest draw to Armory lives within our ability to provide a superior developer experience through Declarative Continuous Deployment that orchestrates deployments across multiple clusters and environments within one solution vs. several products pieced together that provide a primitive imperative experience and mixed declarative experiences.
Armory’s focus on deployment capabilities is one of its greatest strengths. It is designed to orchestrate the deployment process by automating deployment constraints and promotions. This removes manual steps that can often cause errors and delays in deployment while making it incredibly easy for the developer to get their code to production.
Additionally, Armory provides advanced progressive deployment strategies like blue/green and canary with automated carnary and impact analysis, at all stages of the deployment – not just production. This allows you to quickly deploy new versions of your software while ensuring it meets quality standards and doesn’t cause a customer-impacting outage.
With Armory, you can keep up with the latest and advancing deployment trends and ensure that your software remains secure and up-to-date, all with incredible uptime. Armory provides powerful deployment analytics that enables you to monitor deployment performance in real-time, keeping you informed of any potential problems or issues with your deployment process.
You can cut back on the manual nature of your deployments and speed up how quickly you can bring new innovations, like a “suggested for you” feature, to your customers.https://www.armory.io/declarative-v-imperative-101/
What is Harness?
Harness is a broad DevOps platform that specializes in an imperative experience for each stage of a deployment pipeline. The experience is similar to open-source Spinnaker, while the GitOps-as-a-Service aka ArgoCD-as-a-Service module is based on open-source Argo. This allows Harness to integrate with users who already use Argo, but also falls prey to the same issues that face all Argo users around scalability and enforced complexities.
Because of the platform’s usage of Argo, there is a solution to these scalability and orchestration issues. Armory offers an opportunity for Argo users to declaratively (instead of imperatively with Harness) deploy using Argo Rollouts. Learn more about how Argo and Armory work together to achieve a declarative, effortlessly scalable DevOps experience:
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54% of developers surveyed cited that the most common pain point in their deployment process is too many manual steps. Automated, declarative deployment is the answer.
Armory empowers developers to continuously improve and assure their customer experience and scale their business; building a sustainable competitive advantage through software. Armory makes Continuous Deployment achievable and effortless at any scale, for all developers. Armory’s Continuous Deployment solutions enable development teams to easily, reliably, safely, and securely deploy software.
Harness is a DevOps platform that works to encompass Continuous Integration, Imperative GitOps experience, and Continuous Delivery using open source Argo. Harness focuses on imperative deployment orchestration across environments.
What is the Difference Between Armory and Harness?
Commit. Deploy. Repeat.
Continuous Deployment at any scale, for all developers.