October 27, 2020

Harness Product Update | October 2020

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Key takeaway

It’s October and the ghosts and ghouls at Harness have been busy adding more features, squishing bugs, and putting on {Unscripted} conference for your DevOps enjoyment. If you enjoy reading release notes you can find the latest on the Harness docs site. On to the updates...

Cloud Cost Management Cost Explorer v2

Everyone hates surprise cloud bills except for the cloud providers. Harness built Cloud Cost Management to help you take control of your cloud costs and to let your developers see the cost impact of their deployments in real-time.

The first step was getting granular cost data into the Harness platform and automatically associating it with the proper containers, hosts, namespaces, deployments, pods, nodes, services, applications, etc. The next important step was the ability to set budgets and get alerts when cloud costs suddenly spike. Now it’s time for the ability to slice and dice all of this glorious cost data in the way that YOU want to see it.

The latest release of Cost Explorer makes it easy to filter and group cost data in whatever way makes sense to you. Do you want to see costs across a particular K8s namespace grouped by production, test, and development? No problem. Do you want to see how much each node of a given K8s cluster costs over time? We got you covered. Do you want to see how much that new service costs across every deployed environment? You can do that in 3 clicks.

The new Cost Explorer from Harness makes it easy for you to analyze granular cloud cost data in the way that matches your unique environment. It’s available in Harness Cloud Cost Management right now.

Continuous Delivery Jira Integration Enhancements

Harness beefed up its Jira integration this month to reduce repetitive steps and increase templatization. All Jira custom fields now include variable support, thereby eliminating the need to create and maintain different JIra workflows. Just change what you need when you need it. 

Additionally, both the time and resolution Jira fields can be updated after creating a pipeline. This reduces the manual work needed to update these time values. 

Unscripted Conference Wrap Up

If you didn’t get a chance to see the amazing sessions from Unscripted conf, you still have a chance. All session recordings are available for playback by signing up at the Unscripted website.

If you want more information about the conference sessions before signing up to watch them, you should read the summary blog posts for each day of the conference.

Unscripted 2020 had 38 sessions packed with useful information, tips, advice, and forward looking presentations defining the future of CI/CD. With that much great content you’ll definitely find some sessions to enjoy.

Notable Mentions in the Press

Harness has been in the press in the month of October. Here are the links.

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