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Armory Turns Five!

The Crew Celebrates Armory’s Fifth Year Photos from the first Armory birthday party Armory as a company turns five today! 🎉 This post is to celebrate and acknowledge how much we’ve accomplished since Armory was founded on this day in 2016. Some Highlights from the Last Five Years Founded in 2016 by co-founders, Ben Mappen, […]

Armory Policy Engine – CD Governed Admission Policy

In this demonstration, I’ve configured OPA policy at the K8s cluster, allowing only the Spinnaker service account to create a deployment via the kube-api server. Additionally, I’ve defined a policy within the pipeline via Armory Policy Engine, requiring all images be specified with a tag other than ‘latest’. This demonstrates the centralization and consolidation of […]

4 Ways to Cultivate a CD Mindset

Continuous delivery — CD for short — is well known as a core DevOps best practice. CD makes it possible for organizations to get high-quality, reliable software into the hands of end users as fast as possible by ensuring that code is always in a deployable state. This is regardless of how many developers are […]

A day in the life of a TAM

I’ve been asked what a Technical Account Manager (TAM) does so I wanted to take the opportunity to illustrate it by walking through a standard day in the life. Before we can look at what a day in a life of a TAM is, I should provide some background in what is a TAM and […]

Nikema’s Spinnaker Summit 2021 Recap

My Second Spinnaker Summit is in the Books! Last week I attended and spoke at my second Spinnaker Summit. Like last year’s summit, it was fully virtual. This time Spinnaker Summit was co-located with cdCon and took place on the Hopin platform. Last year, I spoke on a panel about Black professionals a few months […]

Announcing General Availability of Armory Policy Engine Plugin

Armory Policy Engine provides support for automating policy compliance with Spinnaker. Policy Engine Plugin is the latest version of Policy Engine and adds support for both advanced role-based access control (RBAC) use-cases and open source Spinnaker. The release of Policy Engine Plugin comes with new documentation, including a library of example policies from across Armory’s […]

#SpeedOfLife – In Conclusion, Thanks for the Conversation

As we close out the month of May, the #SpeedOfLife campaign will come to a close as well. Soon I will no longer be monitoring the hashtag but please feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter. You can even tag me (@dev_nikema) if you like. What does “speed of life” mean to you? Before […]

#SpeedOfLife Week Two Recap

Tweets, Clips, and Double the Livestreams In week two, we shared some awesome clips from my #SpeedOfLife interviews. Additionally, we had a bonus live stream with Kelsey Hightower. To date, there has been an element of chaos in each live stream. I’ve got two more planned, so two chances to get through a smooth stream […]

How Armory’s Policy Engine can Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity

Earlier this month President Biden issued an executive order on cybersecurity following the Colonial Pipeline Hack. It outlines several actions that government departments must take, and requires them to adopt modern software development and security best practices. This post will explore several of these best practices and explain how Armory’s policy engine addresses them. We […]

#SpeedOfLife First Week Recap

It Begins We started the #SpeedOfLife campaign last week, yay! It has been a bumpy start but we’re happily moving forward. The first person I spoke with about delivering software at the speed of life was our CEO at Armory, DROdio. I posted a snippet of our conversation on Twitter last week and here that […]
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