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Comparing Armory’s Enterprise Distribution to OSS Spinnaker

Here’s how Armory’s enterprise distribution of Spinnaker compares to the open source version:

Armory
Open-Source
Armory Installer™
Provisions open-source Spinnaker instances within Customer’s Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) with the following characteristics:

  • Spinnaker infrastructure is deployed into multiple availability zones providing redundancy and failover protection.
  • Multi-region configurations are also available to provide additional levels of global redundancy.
Install from source

  • Note: Spinnaker is comprised of multiple sub-services which must be installed from source.
  • For Kubernetes there is a 1.0 installer (in beta for GCP; does not exist for installing on AWS or other environments)
Armory Lighthouse™

  • Monitoring: Intelligently monitors health and availability of Spinnaker sub-services as well as other integrated resources to facilitate graceful restarts if failure occurs.
  • Release Management: Enables zero-downtime upgrades to latest, stable & fully integration tested Armory Spinnaker versions.
  • Audit Portal: Provides a queryable interface to perform AMI ancestry audits, with a visual parent/child dependency tree output.
  • Usage Statistics: Provides a dashboard with granular usage statistics. Usage data can also be sent to DataDog.
Self Supported

  • Release management via apt-get update.
  • No built-in monitoring.
Armory Composition™

  • Logging: Seamless integration with popular Centralized Logging solutions such as Splunk, Sumo Logic, ELK Stack, etc.
  • Spinnaker Configuration Management: A version-controlled configuration enabling reproducible deployments of Armory Spinnaker (aka Spinnaker deploys Spinnaker). Also enables pain-free rollbacks to previous configurations.
Self Supported
Armory Barometer™

  • Automated Canaries: Custom stage built into Spinnaker UI to enable kickoff of automated canaries in deployment pipeline.
  • Intelligent Rollbacks: Deployments automatically rolled back based on signals from DataDog or ElasticSearch (with more integrations coming)
None

  • Canaries must be run manually
Enterprise Support

  • M-F 9am-5pm PT support via customer portal ticketing system, email or phone
  • Tickets responded to by next business day
  • Best effort bug fixes to the open source Spinnaker project
  • Access to unlimited remote training documentation & video resources
Community Support

  • Support by asking open source community for help
Premium Support

  • Armory Service Level Agreement: 99.95% Uptime: Armory provides a pro-rated discount for Spinnaker downtime beyond 21.56 minutes per month
  • On-Demand access to a Solutions Architect up to 24 hours per month.
  • At least 1 on-site training session per month
  • Armory prioritizes customer’s needs in product roadmap timeline planning.
  • Armory guides customer team(s) on building features important to customer which can then be open sourced (This helps prevent forked versions of Spinnaker.)
  • Armory guides customer team(s) on building proprietary features that extend Armory Spinnaker for customer’s non-OSS needs.
None

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