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Weeklong Spinnaker Gardening Days ahead for DevOps, Security & Delivery Engineers

Spinnaker, a hub of the SDLC, offers the world's most advanced collection of enterprise-tested software delivery abstractions. Spinnaker gardening days gives DevOps engineers, SREs, cloud architects, and all involved in the software lifecycle the chance to get involved in the project. As the global open source community around Spinnaker grows, companies like AWS, Salesforce, and Pulumi have joined to help build a thriving ecosystem.

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Kelsey Hightower on Spinnaker: Serializing Culture Into Continuous Delivery

Kelsey gave an incredible talk at a PDX Meetup about how Spinnaker helps a company “serialize its culture into continuous delivery.” He’ll also be doing a fireside chat at Spinnaker.live on this topic with Rosalind Beniot, Armory’s Director of Community, on Thursday 6/18 at 9am. If you’re an executive, and you want to learn what […]

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Collaborate from Code to Cloud

Armory is a software delivery platform that unlocks collaboration between your Dev, Sec and Ops teams and systems, from code to cloud. Our mission is to accelerate innovation by making software delivery collaborative, unified, and resilient. We enable you to codify Dev, Sec, and Ops best-practices as code, directly into an automated delivery process. This […]

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CEO Interview: Armory’s Policy Engine (based on Open Policy Agent) + What’s Coming

I caught up with two of Armory’s product managers, Beth & Akshay, and three engineers, Ethan, Fernando & Jacob, to do a CEO interview about Armory’s Policy Engine, what we’re hearing from customers, and what’s coming next: You can subscribe to Armory’s YouTube channel here — let us know in the comments if you’d like […]

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Identifying risk when executing your Kubernetes migration

“Any improvements made anywhere besides the bottleneck are an illusion.” – Gene Kim, Phoenix Project Software continues to “eat the world”, and organizations are struggling to keep up. With the increasing pace of business and consumer expectations, enterprises in the Global 2000 are undertaking costly “digital transformations” to stay competitive. When speaking to bank executives, […]

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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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