New Open Source Continuous Delivery Distribution Automates Spinnaker Installation, Reducing Pipeline Time
Armory’s Minnaker Leverages K3s Kubernetes Distribution and Armory’s Kubernetes Operator
Armory, the open source continuous delivery software company, introduced Armory Minnaker today, a virtual machine leveraging K3 and Armory Operator to enable software deployments in just 10 minutes instead of 10 days.
Already extensively tested by some of the world’s largest companies, including Netflix and Salesforce, Spinnaker – the enterprise-grade continuous delivery tool – is now accessible in minutes through Minnaker. Its simplified installation and deployment gives users an enhanced experience and reduces the time it takes to enjoy the benefits of continuous delivery.
“The goal of continuous delivery is to remove the cognitive load from the developer – he shouldn’t care which cluster, which cloud, which region – he just wants to be able to validate his code and know that it is in progress. execution and interacting with. as expected, “said Isaac Mosquera, CTO of Armory.” Now, with Minnaker, our users can take full advantage of the value of Spinnaker, as well as the enterprise features of Armory that will help them automate their software deployment and ship code faster.
Armory Minnaker is a complete installation of Spinnaker integrated into a virtual machine running the K3s Kubernetes certified distribution. Minnaker automatically handles authentication, security such as SSL / TLS, namespaces, custom resources in Kubernetes (CRD), etc. Additionally, Armory has created pre-built DevOps pipelines, as well as a self-guided platform tour to familiarize new users. All of this enables the integration of Armory into DevOps toolchains, such as continuous integration (CI) systems, Git repositories, security tools, and targets for software distribution.
The release of Minnaker follows the success of the first quarter of 2020 and 2021 for Armory. Following the company’s October announcement that it had raised a $ 40 million Series C financing round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to over $ 82 million, Armory has Expanded its leadership team to include Chief Operating Officer Margaret Francis, Senior Vice President of Sales Mike Eckoff, and Vice President of Customer Success, Sarah Sproehnle. The company also expanded its operations in Europe by opening an office in Ireland, comprising a team in 25 states, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, UK and Cyprus.
Over the past year, Armory has broadened its customer base and partnerships, increased its staff and is recognized for its achievements by winning some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
The company was named to Built In’s list of “50 Best Small Businesses to Work for in the Bay Area 2021,” “Business Insider,” 46 Enterprise Tech Startups to Bet Your Career on in 2021, “and Y Combinator’s list of the best alumni businesses by rating and top releases as of January 2021.
“The past year has tested our collective resilience in entirely new ways and yet Armory’s technology has been in high demand as businesses accelerate their digital transformations during the pandemic,” said Daniel R. Odio, CEO of Armory . “We are honored to have the opportunity to continue to evolve and develop our technology and our team to meet customer demand. Thanks to our amazing team and everyone who has continued to support us, our fourth year has come to pass. turned out to be the best yet for Armory. “
Armory helps some of the world’s largest companies unlock innovation by accelerating the delivery of safe, efficient, and fast software. Armory is available on AWS Marketplace, Red Hat Marketplace, and VMware Marketplace.
Armory provides an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker, the cloud-native open source continuous delivery platform that enables developers to deploy with speed and resiliency. Armory helps organizations optimize their entire software development lifecycle, so they can deliver better software faster. With the distribution of Spinnaker Armory, users benefit from 24/7 support, as well as professional services and training, delivered by global experts in the implementation and execution of Spinnaker at large scale.
To set up your Minnaker in ten minutes or less, visit: https://docs.armory.io/docs/installation/minnaker/.
About the armory
Armory is the company driving modern digital transformation with its enterprise version of Spinnaker. Armory’s scalable, flexible and secure platform automates software delivery, enabling software teams to deliver better software faster. The heart of Armory’s platform is powered by Spinnaker, the continuous delivery platform developed and open-source by Netflix and Google to help businesses quickly and securely deploy software across multiple clouds. Armory builds on the open-source foundations of Spinnaker, adding exclusive features for enhanced enterprise scale, as well as 24/7 enterprise-grade support. The Armory platform benefits from trusted by dozens of Global 2000 clients in financial services, technology, retail, healthcare and entertainment. Armory is also proud to sponsor and contribute to the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the fastest growing independent house of projects for continuous delivery.
Founded in 2016, Armory is funded by B Capital, Insight Partners, Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, Y Combinator and Javelin Venture Partners.
Armory is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Learn more at www.armory.io.
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