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Accelerating Software Delivery with Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Accelerating Software Delivery with Value Stream Mapping (VSM) What is VSM and how does it accelerate software delivery? Value stream mapping enables organizations to: Visualize and understand software development, testing and delivery workflows Surface inefficiencies Identify ways to reach an accelerated and high-performing future state Armory helps organizations automate a golden path to production by […]

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Best Practices for Containerizing Workloads

When we discuss best practices for creating container-based workloads, there are essentially two things to worry about: How the individual container is built and how the container interacts with all the other containers (as well as components like storage) in the ecosystem it lives in. This is not an exhaustive list—there are whole books dedicated […]

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Kubernetes at Enterprise Scale: A Platform for High Speed Development

Kubernetes, the container orchestrator created and open-sourced by Google, has emerged as the de facto platform for running applications at scale. At the time of writing, Kubernetes is crossing the chasm from “early adopters” to “early majority” in the hype cycle. Google claims that most of their top cloud customers are using their Kubernetes Engine […]

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3 Continuous Delivery KPIs

Continuous delivery isn’t just a buzzword: There are concrete business reasons for building a continuous delivery pipeline. Here are some important ways to judge whether or not your CD system is helping you reach the business and IT objectives that led you towards CD in the first place. Time to Market Innovations in development practices […]

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Key SDLC Performance Metrics for VPs of Engineering

Continuous delivery done well is data-driven. Data drives decisions about what to work on and how to work on it, and it tells us whether the changes are working properly and whether things are improving. The SDLC embodies these questions. Without data, decision makers are stuck between subjective feelings and objective truths. The leading voices […]

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Accelerate: Why Continuous Delivery requires DevOps

Released in March, 2018, Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps — Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim is a breakdown of how to optimize your organization for running in the 24/7 uptime world that is required for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment software development. I recently […]

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Kubernetes V1 & V2 – What’s the Difference?

Note: This content refers to Spinnaker’s legacy Kubernetes provider (V1), which is scheduled for deletion in Spinnaker 1.21. We recommend using the manifest-based provider (V2) instead. Chances are if you’ve been investigating or evaluating Spinnaker within the last few months you’ve seen a lot of talk about the Kubernetes V1 and V2 providers. Since the difference isn’t immediately […]

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Armory Accelerates Your Deployment Velocity

Armory is enterprise Spinnaker. We accelerate your software deployment velocity, enabling you to: Accelerate cloud adoption Reduce outages and service degradation (especially customer outages that break SLAs) Drive large developer efficiency gains Companies that care about accelerating deployment velocity are typically undergoing a deeper, organizational change from traditional ops to “DevOps”, or the service ownership […]

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Spinnaker Deep Dive Meetup at Tinder HQ

Last night, Armory live-streamed the Spinnaker deep dive at Tinder HQ in Los Angeles. Here’s a recording of it: Stephane Fourdrinier, Director, Cloud Ops & Eng at Tinder, and Andy Glover, ‎Manager, Delivery Engineering at Netflix talked about Spinnaker. Stephane shared details on why Tinder is using Spinnaker, and the benefits it provides. Andy’s talk […]

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Choosing Between AWS, GCP, and Azure

Cloud-providers will specialize over time; the big players such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure will look for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. The past two years has seen GCP and Azure roll out a slew of changes and services meant to catch up to the lead […]

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