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Accelerate Software Delivery with a Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Discovery: Help Design Optimal CI/CD Pipelines

Armory helps organizations automate a golden path to production by extending OSS Spinnaker with proprietary features and enterprise support. We are excited to announce a new opportunity: Value Stream Mapping (VSM) discovery sessions with customers and prospects. To help design optimal CI/CD pipelines, we are announcing Armory-led VSM workshops. This ensures that we are codifying […]

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We Listened: New Terraform UI, introducing AWS Quickstart, and other top Armory news This Week

We are excited to share a roll-up of our features on a monthly basis, with information on features from Experiment to GA

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Benchmarks: Digital Transformation in Global 2,000 Enterprises

I just sat down with Armory CTO Isaac Mosquera to discuss the best-practices Armory is seeing across multiple Global 2,000 enterprise customers (with many of them Fortune 100) around digital transformation, including; Best vs. Worst: Number of applications successfully migrated into the cloud from data centers in the first 9 and 12 months Differences between […]

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Massive Tribal Handbook Update!

Massive Tribal Handbook Update! I just interviewed Tissa and Ruby to get details on this massive update of Armory’s Tribal Handbook, including: More detail on what Spinnaker is, why the world needs it, and how Armory’s proprietary distribution extends the OSS version More detail on Armory’s culture, including why we are investing so heavily in […]

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Spinnaker AWS Deployments as easy as 1-2-3

2019 was a big year for Spinnaker, and we saw a huge spike in adoption.  After Spinnaker Summit, KubeCon, and AWS re:Invent, a variety of impressive Spinnaker success stories surfaced, many of which involved Armory customers.  At, we helped change the game by making Spinnaker easier to stand up and deploy.  With the introduction […]

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How Armory Builds Products

There are two primary approaches to developing and delivering software products. The first is to spend a long time building a product for end users before releasing it and seeking feedback, and optimizing for traditional engineering standards like reliability, scalability, and quality along the way.The second approach is the one Armory embraces: getting a product […]

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Nothing Changes Until You Do

“Nothing Changes Until You Do” is one of my favorite quotes and book titles from my colleague Mike Robbins. I keep this book on my bedside table for a reason; every time I am angry or irritated with people around me I am reminded that I am accountable for myself and that if I want […]

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Stop Stealing Learning Moments

In my line of work, I have people approach me daily with personnel issues. Personnel issues aren’t shocking as we are all complex humans with different thoughts, feelings, and contexts. But what is surprising to me is that 95% of the time when people bring these complaints to me and, I ask, “Have you talked […]

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Netflix doesn’t hire the best engineers. It creates them.

Netflix doesn’t hire the best engineers. It’s a commonly held misconception that engineering executives at the Fortune 500 use to deflect responsibility about their inability to innovate faster. “Netflix can do this because they hire the best engineers” Over the last 3 years, we’ve worked closely with many engineers at Netflix, Google, and Amazon. They […]

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2020 Preview: Spinnaker as a Platform

Spinnaker saw explosive growth across the enterprise in 2019. Forward-thinking enterprises that are farther along their DevOps journey are using Spinnaker as a software delivery orchestration platform – not just as a “CD tool.” Here’s a peek into how Spinnaker will evolve as a Software Delivery Orchestration Platform in 2020: We recently shared how Netflix […]

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