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First Spinnaker Meet-up: Accelerating Continuous Delivery with Netflix, Google and Lookout in AWS

Armory sponsored this year’s inaugural Bay Area Spinnaker Meetup on April 20 at Google’s Launchpad location in San Francisco for discussion of the current highs and lows regarding the future of Spinnaker, including how it is expected to help businesses adopt Continuous Delivery (CD) as Spinnaker matures. It included Spinnaker in a production use case […]

Armory Spinnaker Documentation: An Overview of Armory Spinnaker Along with a Set of User Guides and Admin Guides

Armory is pleased to announce our official Guides and Documentation for Armory Spinnaker, available at http://docs.Armory.io. The documentation consists of an overview of Armory Spinnaker along with a set of User Guides and Admin Guides. This documentation is for Armory customers, but we’re also making it publicly available in the hopes it’ll be helpful for […]

Spinnaker Feature – Management Flexibility: Cluster Management and Deployment Management

Spinnaker ships with two core features: cluster management and deployment management. These features are easily reviewed through Armory’s Lighthouse feature. Cluster Management – Managing your Clusters and regions can get out of hand as you scale – therefore Spinnaker strives to simplify it with an interactive and intuitive UI. Through this Spinnaker UI you can […]

Why Should My Business Move To The Cloud?

Before you begin: Read our Stages of Software Delivery Evolution Infographic to understand which stage your company currently falls into.   It seemed not so long ago that we were still sending Word documents around companies in chain mails that could go on for miles. Technology and progress today has made it possible for multiple […]

Spinnaker Feature – Canary Deployments: Monitoring Test Deployments on a Small Percentage of Servers Before Scaling the Changes to the Rest

Canary Deployments: For monitoring test deployments on a small percentage of servers before scaling the changes to the rest. When would I use it? When testing a new batch of code or deployments that may or may not break your servers, it should be good practice for developers to push the code to a small […]

The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Deployments

Multi-Cloud: the practice of utilizing multiple cloud computing services to host your infrastructure. Why should I use this? The main purpose of multi-cloud deployments is to mitigate against disasters that were not in your control: if a service such as AWS or GCP becomes unresponsive or critically fails, your infrastructure and applications can redirect traffic […]

My Pipeline Is Stuck On “Wait For Up Instances”

While executing a pipeline you might have run into this issue when not using an ELB where the pipeline gets stuck on “Wait for Up Instances” Why does this happen? Spinnaker uses external services such as ELB, Eureka or Consul to determine wether the instance is “up”. Once Spinnaker observes that the instance is “up” […]

Attend the Aspen EXO Software Delivery Summit

Armory is sponsoring the May 21-23, 2017 EXO Software Delivery Summit in Aspen, Colorado. This invitation-only event brings together engineering leaders from Global 2,000 companies under Chatham House Rule, so they can openly discuss wins and challenges around software delivery best-practices in a private setting. Attending are eng. leaders from Capital One, Netflix, Mathworks, HomeAdvisor, […]

Armory Platform Success Playbook: Stages of Software Delivery Evolution Infographic

Before you begin: Read our Stages of Software Delivery Evolution Infographic to understand which stage your company currently falls into. Seven Steps to Success: Treat deployments as a product. Assign a product owner (ideally full-time) who is responsible for ensuring the success of Spinnaker within your organization. Just like other product managers in your company, […]

Spinnaker Feature – Blue/Green (AKA Red/Black) Deployments

Blue/Green Deployments: A deployment methodology that runs two production environments while keeping your live and testing environments separate. When would I use it? By having a live and test group of Blue/Green servers, your team can easily rollback workload and traffic from your newest servers to a previous version that you know is working. This […]
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