Skip to main content

Armory Accelerates Your Deployment Velocity

Aug 15, 2017 by DROdio

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 model for software delivery.

What Stage are You In? Read our Stages of Software Delivery Evolution Infographic to understand which software delivery stage your company currently falls into.

Implementing DevOps is a massive sea change for organizations and requires an alignment of People, Process, and Technology — and importantly, a strong mandate from the leadership team.

How Armory Can Help:

Armory’s customer engagement model is different than most technology vendors — to enable a successful outcome, we become a company’s strategic partner by including in our product offering:

People:

  • A dedicated Solutions Architect
  • A dedicated Customer Success Manager

Process:

  • At least 24 hours of on-demand access per month from an Armory technical resource
  • At least 1 on-site training per month
  • Unlimited remote training

Technology:

  • Armory is commercializing and supporting Spinnaker, an open-source, cloud-native Continuous Delivery & Infrastructure Management platform created by Netflix, with strong OSS community support by Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, Target, Veritas and others. We install Armory Spinnaker on-site within a customer’s Virtual Private Clouds on AWS. We assist your teams in configuring Spinnaker and provisioning it in a production-ready, high availability state, and we provide enterprise support as you use Spinnaker to deploy software in a consistent, self-service manner across the organization.
  • Armory prioritizes its product roadmap items based on the customer’s most urgent needs
  • Armory crafts and executes a plan with the customer to ensure strong executive-level support (critical for success)

Getting Started:

When Armory engages with customers for the first time, we:

  • Perform a Business Value Assessment: We spend 20 to 40 hours interviewing application teams, ops teams and engineering leadership to better understand the current “as-is” state of deployments, including getting answers to questions like:
  • How many outages has the company had in the past year that have affected customers?
  • How much in SLA make-good fees has the company had to pay?
  • How much revenue has the company lost due to deployment issues?
  • How many disparate systems do teams use to deploy software today?
  • (and many more similar questions)
  • Proof of Concept: Armory then works with one application team to define a 30-day POC to validate that Armory & Spinnaker can solve these organizational issues while driving key success metrics. We produce a POC Delivery Report like this one (fictional company name; real data) to showcase the POC’s results to leadership.
  • Standardize on Spinnaker: After the POC, Armory works with your company’s leadership to expand Spinnaker’s use to all teams across the organization, providing on-site training and premium enterprise support.

What our Customers are Saying:




Read 40+ other customer quotes about why they chose Spinnaker as their cloud-native software deployment platform.

Learn More:


How Companies Go Digital: We highly recommend O’Reilly’s free PDF e-Book about migrating toward cloud-native technologies and practices by shifting from monolithic onsite architectures to applications designed solely to operate on cloud computing platforms. Get the highlights here.

Recently Published Posts

October 26, 2021
|
by Stephen Atwell

How to Take the Pain of Rollbacks out of Deployments

  Software applications have become an integral part of the business climate in most modern organizations. With an ever-increasing demand for new features and enhancement of already-existing ones, software teams constantly face novel challenges, and the pace of software development is growing by the day. To keep up with this fast-paced business climate, software teams […]

Read more

October 20, 2021
|
by Jason McIntosh

Monitoring Spinnaker: Part 1

Overview One of the questions that comes up a lot is how you monitor Spinnaker itself.  Not the apps Spinnaker is deploying, but Spinnaker itself and how it’s performing.  This is a question that has a lot of different answers. There are a few guidelines, but many of the answers are the same as how […]

Read more

October 18, 2021
|
by David Morgenthaler

The Importance of Patents: Interview with Nick Petrella, Head of Legal

    In honor of Armory’s recent acquisition of a patent for continuous software deployment, we sat down with Nick Petrella, Head of Legal, for a casual conversation covering a wide range of subjects, from patent law to Nick’s background as a software engineer and why he made the leap to the law. Check out […]

Read more