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Why Multicloud Is Better than One Cloud

On the surface, the major cloud provider offerings seem very similar. Once you dive into the technical specifics, however, it is clear that cloud infrastructure is far from commoditized. Cloud providers differ significantly in their geographic coverage, their pricing structure, and the ease of integration with various types of software. Multicloud strategies allow companies to […]

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Die, Long-lived Branches

Long-lived feature branches. We tend to think of them as a relic of the software development practices of yesteryear, but many businesses still have them today. Firstly, while nearly every company preaches the importance of Agile and DevOps, there are plenty of large enterprises still using waterfall-style development and delivery methods for at least a […]

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How to Hire a DevOps Team

Assembling a DevOps teams is theoretically simple and practically hard. Hiring a DevOps team requires bringing together a group of people with complementary and somewhat overlapping skillsets who will be able to handle the entire application lifecycle internally—from development to deployment to operations. Most DevOps teams should have between four and eight people—one popular yardstick […]

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Using Spinnaker to Migrate to Containers At Scale

There are many advantages to switching to a containerized, service-oriented application architecture. However, there are also undeniable challenges that arise from moving to containers, especially for enterprise-scale applications. The core of the challenge for enterprise container migrations is complexity. Running hundreds of applications managed by a team of hundreds or more developers that uses thousands […]

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Say Goodbye to Choosing Between Speed and Safety

The idea that speed comes with a safety trade-off is deeply ingrained in our psyches. We’re not just talking about software development and deployment, but everything in our lives. The truth is, when human beings try to do things faster, they tend to make more mistakes. One of the Spinnaker project’s goals is to destroy […]

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What exactly is a Tribal Culture?

We’ve worked hard from the beginning of Armory to create a culture that is based on trust, transparency and empathy. You will often hear our founders say “the culture of a company is its operating system.” A good culture is something that most candidates will reference as the top thing they look for in a […]

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How Armory and Spinnaker Support High Performing Teams (part 3)

The “Accelerate” book by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim identifies 24 key practices and capabilities that characterize high performing teams and organizations. These are the direct result of the State of DevOps research that the authors have led over the past 6 years. The capabilities are grouped into 5 dimensions: Continuous delivery Architecture […]

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How Armory and Spinnaker Support High Performing Teams (part 2)

The “Accelerate” book by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim identifies 24 key practices and capabilities that characterize high performing teams and organizations. These are the direct result of the State of DevOps research that the authors have led over the past 6 years. The capabilities are grouped into 5 dimensions: Continuous delivery Architecture […]

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How Armory and Spinnaker Support High Performing Teams (Part 1)

The “Accelerate” book by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim identifies 24 key practices and capabilities that characterize high performing teams and organizations. These are the direct result of the State of DevOps research that the authors have led over the past 6 years. The capabilities are grouped into 5 dimensions: Continuous delivery Architecture […]

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Upgrading Your Management Style for DevOps

Transitioning your organization to DevOps involves an overhaul in processes, technology, roles, culture, and even mindsets so teams can effectively work together toward a common goal – but someone has to lead the effort. Focusing on four key pillars can position you for success.

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