Armory Minnaker Debuts
May 3, 2021
Minnaker is a virtual machine leveraging K3s and the Armory Operator to
enable software deployments in only 10 minutes instead of 10 days.
Already thoroughly tested by some of the largest companies in the world,
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 improved
experience and shrinks the amount of time it takes to realize the
benefits of continuous delivery.
“The goal of continuous delivery is to remove cognitive load from the
developer — they shouldn’t care about what cluster, what cloud, what
region — they just want to be able to commit their code and know that it
is running and being interacted with as expected,” said Isaac Mosquera,
CTO of Armory. “Now, with Minnaker, our users can get right to the value
of Spinnaker, as well as Armory’s enterprise features that will help
them automate their software deployment and ship code faster.”
Armory Minnaker is a full Spinnaker installation packaged inside a
virtual machine running the certified K3s Kubernetes distribution.
Minnaker automatically handles authentication, security such as SSL/TLS,
namespaces, custom resources in Kubernetes (CRD) and more. In addition,
Armory has created pre-built DevOps pipelines, along with a self-guided
tour of the platform to acquaint new users. All of this enables
integration of Armory into DevOps toolchains, such as continuous
integration (CI) systems, Git repositories, security tools, and targets
for software distribution.
The Minnaker release comes on the heels of a successful 2020 and 2021
first quarter 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 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 operations
in Europe opening an office location in Ireland, encompassing a
distributed team across 25 states, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, the U.K. and
Over the past year, Armory grew its customer base and partnerships,
increased its staff, and is being recognized for its achievements by
winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
The company was named to Built In’s list of “50 Best Small Companies to
Work for in the Bay Area 2021,” Business Insider’s “46 enterprise tech
startups to bet your career on in 2021,” and Y Combinator’s list of top
alumni companies by valuation and top exits as of January 2021.
past year has tested our collective resilience in entirely new ways and
yet, Armory's technology has been in high-demand as companies accelerate
their digital transformations during the pandemic,” said Daniel R. Odio,
CEO of Armory. “We're humbled by the opportunity to continue to scale
and grow our technology and team to respond to customer demand. Thanks
to our amazing team and everyone who continued to support us, our fourth
year turned out to be Armory's best yet.”
Armory is helping some of the world’s leading companies unlock
innovation by accelerating safe, efficient and fast software delivery.
Armory is available in AWS Marketplace, Red Hat Marketplace, and VMware
Armory provides an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker, the cloud
native, open source, continuous delivery platform that creates a path
for developers to deploy with speed and resilience. Armory helps
companies optimize their entire software development lifecycle, so they
can ship better software faster. With Armory’s distribution of
Spinnaker, users get 24/7 support, as well as professional services and
training, from the world’s experts in implementing and running Spinnaker