Armory, a startup that has constructed a CI/CD platform on prime the open supply Spinnaker project, introduced a $10 million Collection A at this time led by Crosslink Capital. Different buyers included Bain Capital Ventures, Javelin Enterprise Companions, Y Combinator and Robin Vasan.
Software program improvement actually has modified over the past a number of years, going from lengthy cycles between updates to a steady supply mannequin. The idea is definitely known as CI/CD or steady integration/steady supply. Armory’s product is designed to eradicate a few of the complexity related to deploying this sort of answer.
Once they began the corporate, the founders decided to hitch their wagon to Spinnaker, a venture that had the backing of trade heavyweights like Google and Netflix. “Spinnaker would grow to be an rising customary for enabling actually multi-cloud deployments at scale. As a substitute of re-creating the wheel and constructing one other in-house steady supply platform, we made a giant wager on having Spinnaker on the core of Armory’s Platform,” firm CEO and co-founder Daniel R. Odio wrote in a blog post asserting the funding.
The wager apparently paid off and the corporate’s model of Spinnaker is broadly deployed enterprise answer (not less than in response to them). The startup’s final aim is to assist Fortune 2000 corporations deploy software program a lot quicker — and accessing and understanding CI/CD is a giant a part of that.
As each firm on the market turns into a software program firm, they discover themselves exterior their consolation zones. Whereas Google and Netflix and different hyper-scale organizations have discovered to deploy software program at startling velocity utilizing cutting-edge methodologies, it’s not really easy for many corporations with a lot smaller engineering groups to drag off.
That’s the place an organization like Armory may come into play. It takes this open supply venture and it packages it in such a manner that it simplifies (to an extent) the complicated world that these bigger corporations function in regularly, placing Spinnaker and CI/CD ideas in attain of organizations whose core competency may not contain refined software program deployment.
All of this pertains to multi-cloud and cloud-native approaches to software program improvement, which helps you to handle your functions and infrastructure wherever they reside throughout any cloud vendor and even on-prem in constant manner. With the ability to handle steady deployment is a part of that.
Armory launched in 2016 and is predicated within the Bay space. It has raised a complete of $14 million with a $four million seed spherical coming final 12 months. They have been additionally a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2017 class and rely Y Combinator as an investor on this spherical.