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Harness fortifies CD capabilities with Armory acquisition
Tue, 16th Jan 2024

Harness, a company in the field of modern software delivery platform, has recently announced that it has acquired vital intellectual property and technology from Continuous Deployment (CD) company Armory.

The acquisition is poised to fortify Harness's breadth and depth in the Continuous Deployment capabilities domain while simplifying and enhancing the experience for developers.

The move aligns with the company's vision of empowering developers to deliver new features more rapidly and allowing them more time to create superior-quality code.

As a pioneering company in the modern software delivery landscape, Harness offers a robust and intelligent platform that effectively supports the development, deployment, and operation of clients' applications.

Jyoti Bansal, CEO of Harness, shared his enthusiasm about the acquisition, saying, "We are incredibly excited about this opportunity as it will further enable Harness to deliver a best-in-class modern software delivery platform in the industry. We view this acquisition as a testament to our commitment to the developer community and to simplifying and improving the developer experience."

Existing Armory customers can expect a seamless transition as key members from Armory's engineering and customer support roles will be joining the Harness team to continue supporting existing implementations.

Assurance was provided to the Armory customer base that business continuity is of the highest priority for Harness and they have already initiated collaborations with Armory's customers.

One such customer is Wei Li, a Member of Technical Staff at Pure Storage. He expressed confidence in Harness's change management capabilities, stating, "Harness has a great reputation for providing world-class support to its customers, and I am confident in their ability to support us during this transition. I look forward to developing a potential partnership with the Harness team."

Harness provides an end-to-end platform for complete software delivery. It offers a secure and easy way for engineering and DevOps teams to deploy applications into a production environment.

Harness utilises machine learning and AI to monitor the quality of deployments, automatically rolling back failed ones, thereby reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight. This operational efficiency offers software engineers the gift of time, sparing them late-night troubleshooting and weekend work.

Harness is focused on providing a simple, safe, and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses AI and machine learning to monitor the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight, giving engineers their nights and weekends back. According to the company, customers accelerate deployments by up to 75%, reduce infrastructure costs by up to 60%, and decrease lead time for changes by up to 90%.