20 Business Excellence Awards 2021

Armory – Enabling Enterprises to Unlock Innovation by Making Software Delivery Collaborative, Scalable and Safe


Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes and confusion. Teams are using too many tools that perform specific functions and don’t tie together well. Software is the highest-leverage way for companies to create enterprise value, and forward-thinking enterprises are increasingly empowering their developers to own their services, from code to the cloud. With Spinnaker, teams can instantly and safely deploy their code to any and all clouds using a single, golden path to production.

Armory is one such software delivery platform, with Spinnaker at its core. It provides an enterprise-grade distribution of Spinnaker. Its platform is packed with features, never forked, and always up-to-date with the latest innovations in OSS Spinnaker. Armory gives your developers the power to deploy, instantly and to any cloud, with built-in guardrails to ensure best practices, resiliency, security, and compliance. Armory is the single pane of glass for holistic visibility into deployments and application infrastructure, from the developer’s laptop through to live production environments. Its platform, built on Spinnaker, enables dashboards, logging, and live metrics to give you deep insight into the development, deployment, and operation of every service, in real time.

Best-In-Class Software Delivery Products and Solutions Offered

Armory Cloud: Armory Cloud brings you all of the benefits of Spinnaker and the Armory platform while streamlining onboarding, removing complexity, and eliminating the operational overhead of running, maintaining, and upgrading Spinnaker. With Armory Cloud, you can get up and running with Spinnaker in minutes, your engineers can start deploying to production with ease, and you always have access to the latest Armory features. It lets you deploy with confidence across your entire infrastructure, while minimizing the blast radius. One-click rollbacks and advanced deployment strategies, such as canary deployments, keep your services up and running so you can iterate quickly and never have to sacrifice safety for speed.

Armory Cloud Enterprise: Armory’s enterprise-grade distribution of Spinnaker installed in your cloud and managed by Armory engineers. Armory Enterprise combines the power of the Armory platform with the ease and dependability of a fully-managed service. With the Armory Enterprise Managed product, Armory’s experts manage your Spinnaker installation, in your cloud, with a guaranteed 99.9 percent uptime. Save hundreds of thousands of dollars by freeing up resources to focus on building proprietary value, rather than troubleshooting your Spinnaker instance. Armory is the top contributor to Open Source Spinnaker behind Netflix and Google, and its engineers have more experience than any others in implementing, upgrading, and maintaining Spinnaker — in production and at scale.

Armory Scales Spinnaker for the Enterprise: Spinnaker was built from the ground up as a pluggable software orchestration layer, integrating seamlessly with other tools across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) to bring end-to-end visibility, speed, and resilience to your software deployments. Armory’s enterprise-grade distribution of Spinnaker features a number of powerful, exclusive, and open-source integrations that span from continuous integration through to monitoring and reporting. There are over 60 integrations and growing each month. They are constantly extending Spinnaker to make your existing software delivery tooling more valuable. The engineers at Armory created the Plugin Framework. A plugin enables an operator to extend Spinnaker with custom functionality. Examples of Spinnaker Plugins and Extensions can be found here.

Multicloud & Hybrid Deployments, Simplified: Multicloud deployments give you the ability to avoid vendor lock-in, save money, and leverage the best cloud for each workload and geography. Hybrid cloud deployments allow companies to leverage the benefits of both their existing on-prem infrastructure as well as the cloud, helping to drive cost savings and improved data security. However, for most companies, deploying to multicloud and hybrid environments means building and maintaining numerous complex, brittle paths to production and business rules that eat up engineering resources, slow down deployments, and cause unexpected issues. Spinnaker was built from the ground up by Netflix and Google as a multi-target deployment tool. Define a single, golden path to production, and all your devs need to do is specify the target. It’s as simple as that.

The Leader Upfront

Jim Douglas serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Armory.

“Armory provides a collaborative software delivery platform, with Spinnaker at its core. Our enterprise-grade version of Spinnaker is packed with features that make software delivery continuous, collaborative, scalable and safe.”