Despite the fact that community-supported open source software has risen in popularity and importance, corporations frequently rely on paid subscriptions for OSS implementations that provide technology support, increased security, and capability for large-scale operations.
Patreon Inc., a content membership platform, has chosen Armory Inc. to implement Spinnaker, an open source continuous delivery software, as a cloud service. According to Ian Delahorne (shown, right), staff site reliability engineer at Patreon, the goal was to overcome problems with software delivery in a faster, easier, and more cost-effective manner.
“The Patreon [Site Reliability Engineering] team was and is fairly small,” he said. “We could run Spinnaker on our own if we wanted to, but then we’d have no time to do anything else basically, and that’s not the best use of our creators’ money. Armory, who’s dedicated to Spinnaker, is involved in the open source project, but also they’re experts on this.”
In anticipation of the AWS Startup Showcase: Open Cloud Innovations event on January 26, Delahorne and Ben Mappen, co-founder and senior vice president of strategic partnerships at Armory, visited with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, for a CUBE conversation. They talked about the business difficulties Armory was able to solve for Patreon, how Armory created its product on top of an open source project, and the advantages of open source tactics.