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Interview with Guillermo Huerta for National IT Professionals Day

To celebrate National IT Professionals Day, we’re sharing an interview I had with Armory’s Head of IT and Workplace, Guillermo Huerta. The interview is broken into seven parts. There’s a video and transcript for each section. Introductions Nikema Prophet: [00:00:00] I’m Nikema I am the Associate Community Marketing Manager at Armory and I’m talking to […]

Interview with Daniel Ko — Google Summer of Code 2021

I’m personally excited about this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC) project try.spinnaker.io. Daniel Ko is the student who worked with Armory mentors and the Continuous Delivery Foundation to complete the project. After his midterm demo, I asked Daniel some questions about the project and why he chose it. Nikema Prophet: What inspired you to […]

Amazon EKS Anywhere + Armory

Armory is excited to share we are an Amazon EKS Anywhere launch partner. Amazon EKS Anywhere is a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that enables you to easily create and operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises, including on your virtual machines and bare metal servers.  Armory enables enterprises to unlock innovation by reliably deploying software at […]

Git Pull Support in Spinnaker

  Imagine you have a git repository where you store helm charts, kustomization files, and other files that Spinnaker uses to make deployments. Git repositories are usually small in size because only source code is stored in them, right? The reality is that we often don’t have control over what is stored in a git […]

Welcoming Jim Douglas as Armory’s Next CEO

As we announced this morning, it’s my pleasure to welcome Jim Douglas as Armory’s next CEO.  Armory has gone through huge growth in the last five years.  We have celebrated success in the market with world-class customers (like Autodesk, Snap, and LaunchDarkly), strong backing from stellar investors, and a great partnership with Amazon – to […]

Armory Turns Five!

The Crew Celebrates Armory’s Fifth Year Photos from the first Armory birthday party Armory as a company turns five today! 🎉 This post is to celebrate and acknowledge how much we’ve accomplished since Armory was founded on this day in 2016. Some Highlights from the Last Five Years Founded in 2016 by co-founders, Ben Mappen, […]

Armory Policy Engine – CD Governed Admission Policy

In this demonstration, I’ve configured OPA policy at the K8s cluster, allowing only the Spinnaker service account to create a deployment via the kube-api server. Additionally, I’ve defined a policy within the pipeline via Armory Policy Engine, requiring all images be specified with a tag other than ‘latest’. This demonstrates the centralization and consolidation of […]

Nikema’s Spinnaker Summit 2021 Recap

My Second Spinnaker Summit is in the Books! Last week I attended and spoke at my second Spinnaker Summit. Like last year’s summit, it was fully virtual. This time Spinnaker Summit was co-located with cdCon and took place on the Hopin platform. Last year, I spoke on a panel about Black professionals a few months […]

Announcing General Availability of Armory Policy Engine Plugin

Armory Policy Engine provides support for automating policy compliance with Spinnaker. Policy Engine Plugin is the latest version of Policy Engine and adds support for both advanced role-based access control (RBAC) use-cases and open source Spinnaker. The release of Policy Engine Plugin comes with new documentation, including a library of example policies from across Armory’s […]

#SpeedOfLife – In Conclusion, Thanks for the Conversation

As we close out the month of May, the #SpeedOfLife campaign will come to a close as well. Soon I will no longer be monitoring the hashtag but please feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter. You can even tag me (@dev_nikema) if you like. What does “speed of life” mean to you? Before […]
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