How Armory’s Kubernetes Agent Helps Enterprises Scale Spinnaker

Jul 1, 2020 by DROdio

We recently shared how Spinnaker’s Plugin Framework extends Spinnaker in a number of powerful ways.

Dig in: Visit the Armory Agent website, review the Armory Agent documentation, or grab an Armory Agent PDF one-pager

One new Plugin under active development is the Armory Kubernetes Agent plugin, which allows Armory’s distribution of Spinnaker to be scaled in entirely new ways, such as by enterprises that have large-scale Kubernetes clusters (like retailers running Kubernetes in every store), as well as managing a large number of cloud accounts.

I caught up with Akshay, Nicolas and Kevin, who are leading this initiative at Armory, to learn more about how it works and what the benefits are, in this CEO interview:

The benefits of Armory’s Kubernetes Agent include:

  • Spinnaker in large scale Kubernetes environments: Armory’s Kubernetes Agent leverages Kubernetes’ ability to watch changes and keep a “real-time” view of your infrastructure with minimum resource utilization.
  • Empowered developers: Many organizations want to offer a self-service way to provision new Kubernetes clusters. By adding Kubernetes Agents to all new clusters, you can ensure these clusters are automatically discovered in Spinnaker and enforce guardrails.
  • Easier account management: Spinnaker operators do not need to know credentials. The operation team controls what Spinnaker has access to.

If you are interested in being a design partner to help Armory develop the Kubernetes Agent to solve for your Spinnaker scaling needs, please contact us.

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