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Adding to Spinnaker’s growing momentum, Alibaba recently built a clouddriver connecting Alibaba Cloud to Spinnaker (available in version 1.16). Here at Armory, we believe that one of the four truths that will define an enterprise’s ability to thrive in the coming decade is that the cloud infrastructure environment is becoming increasingly fragmented. Companies want the […]
In our recent webinar, Pete Erickson (Founder and CEO of Modev) was joined by Ben Mappen (Co-founder and CPO at Armory) and Dave Stenglein (SVP, Architecture, and Engineering at Kenzan) to give an introduction to Spinnaker, the open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform. From Spinnaker’s history to tips on getting started with the platform, this […]
Successful software delivery involves a combination of fast feedback from development through production, quick cycles that integrate production knowledge into the next release, and continuous improvements to the entire pipeline. Each focus area tracks different data. Lead times capture time from idea to production. Telemetry data like response latency, error counts, and MTTR inform the […]
Traditionally, deploying changes to a company’s applications has been a difficult and scary affair, which has motivated companies to build monolithic apps that are updated as infrequently as possible, with each update being a complicated firedrill coordinated across many teams (and often done on Friday night, so teams can spend the weekend cleaning up the […]
Kubernetes has fundamentally changed how we view applications that run in the cloud. With integrated solutions for problems like Config Management and Service Discovery, Kubernetes provides a relatively holistic approach to running cloud-native applications. One common misconception about Kubernetes is that it’s a deployment tool, which is it not. Kubernetes is a portable container “cloud” […]
Note: This content refers to Spinnaker’s legacy Kubernetes provider (V1), which is scheduled for deletion in Spinnaker 1.21. We recommend using the manifest-based provider (V2) instead. Chances are if you’ve been investigating or evaluating Spinnaker within the last few months you’ve seen a lot of talk about the Kubernetes V1 and V2 providers. Since the difference isn’t immediately […]
Spinnaker + Helm = ❤️ As the Kubernetes community has continued to explore CI/CD solutions for the space, some exciting patterns have emerged. Of these patterns, one of the most useful has been the templating Kubernetes manifests and using those templates to create consistent environments through the application lifecycle. There are many tools that aim […]
Armory is pleased to announce RPM support for our enterprise package of Armory Spinnaker. The information is consolidated in a Q&A format below: Is it only supported in Armory Spinnaker or Spinnaker in general? This is only supported by Armory Spinnaker. If you’re a current Armory customer using OSPackage, to create configuration with Debian packages […]
Spinnaker is a collection of sub-services that work together to form the Continuous Deployment platform. Each service follows the single-responsibility principle which allows for faster iteration on each individual component and a more pluggable architecture for custom components. However, this means that standing up the OSS version of Spinnaker as well as upgrading it can […]
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 […]