Another incredible month in the books! March was really big for Harness. We released a huge announcement on updates and upgrades we’ve made to Harness CI Community and Essentials editions (aka Drone) - including a new pipeline execution visualization, real-time debugging tools, a sleek new UI, and more. You can read more about that in our Press section below. We also came out with two new features for Cloud Cost Management (formerly called Continuous Efficiency) and two new features for our CD product. Lastly, ShipTalk is going strong, with two new episodes released. Want to be a guest on the show? Read on below to find out how!
Talkin’ Ship on the ShipTalk Podcast
One thing we’d like to put the focus on this month is our podcast, ShipTalk. We just posted Episode 10 a few days ago! So if you hadn’t yet heard that Harness has a podcast, feel free to browse our episodes and listen to one… or all ten!
Episode 9: Shifting Complexities in DevOps – Jim Shilts, Founder and Organizer of North American DevOps Group (NADOG). Jim walks through his 20 years of experience and how complexity and bottlenecks have shifted around, and what’s in store for the future.
Want to be a guest speaker on ShipTalk? We’d love to hear from you. Complete your speaker submission and we’ll get in touch to see if you’re a good fit for a future podcast!
Harness CI Community and Essentials (Drone)
With the release of Drone 2.0, Harness has confirmed its commitment to the open-source community. This update includes major UI enhancements, new visualizations, new debugging capabilities, and essentially puts the open-source CI solution on par with (or ahead of) many other vendor-provided solutions. We’ve created a detailed blog post and short video demonstration so you can learn more.
Harness CD - Azure ARM Support
Harness now allows users to deploy artifacts using Azure ARM when defining an infrastructure provisioner and import Azure ARM templates from a remote repository. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the deployment and management service for Azure that provides a management layer over a user’s account. Previously, Azure users were limited to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) deployments using Harness. Now, Azure-native deployments have the same functionality as Kubernetes deployments.
Harness CD - API for Resuming a Pipeline
Harness users can now use a GraphQL API to resume a failed, aborted, expired, or rejected pipeline deployment. This makes it easier to automate deployments using GitOps since users no longer need to invoke these actions through the Harness UI.
Harness CCM - Azure Cost Visibility Support
Harness Cloud Cost Management (CCM) already supported cost visibility for Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, and the newest addition of Microsoft Azure support rounds out the most popular public cloud providers. Users can now view costs in any relevant context for their Azure resources by the Azure resource dimensions they’re used to.
Workload Recommendation What If Analysis
Customers have been asking for more of the data validation behind our Kubernetes cost savings recommendations, and we’ve done one better - the industry-first What If analysis. Now, when viewing a cost savings recommendation, customers will get three things:
The data validation behind the cost workload recommendation to show the math
Options for Cost-optimized and Performance-optimized recommendations to make common customer decisions easier
For those who want a custom optimization, customers have a sliding scale to pick their own preference towards CPU or memory and get a custom workload recommendation
Hoo boy, the next few months are gonna be… something else. We can’t share everything *quite yet* but trust that we’ll share the second we’re able to. For now, a hint: April showers are gonna bring way more than just May flowers. 🌼🌸🌺
Cloud Support: Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on newfound cloud provider support.