50 Best Companies to Watch 2021
The digital world is evolving at a rapid pace, and today, we have reached a point where software is released numerous times a day. Lean software practices drive the concept of modern-day faster software release management. However, despite the obvious benefits, very few organizations automate release to production. Every developer can benefit from releasing their code quickly and securely. But until now, they have relied upon custom scripts and manual processes. Harness is a company that is the industry's first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform, and as a result of solving a problem that many believed to be unsolvable, it has become one of the fastest-growing DevOps companies of all time.
Harness is a rapidly growing startup that is disrupting the software delivery market. The company is building an intelligent software delivery platform that enables engineers to deliver software faster, with higher quality and less effort. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Efficiency, Continuous Verification, and Continuous Features. The platform is designed to help companies accelerate their cloud initiatives as well as their adoption of containers and orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Amazon ECS.
The Harness CI/CD Platform
A self-service platform solution for every team, the Harness CI/CD Platform enables software changes of all types to safely, quickly, and sustainably reach production environments.
The Harness CD is a continuous self-service delivery that enables engineers to deploy on-demand without a single script. It integrates with all clouds and tech stacks. Harness applies AI/ML to your existing monitoring, observability, and log data to verify the success of your deployments — and does it promptly. Harness bakes enterprise-grade security into your pipelines, ensuring compliance and governance through all stages. The harness CD also provides Continuous Insights, tracks metrics like lead time, deployment frequency, MTTR, and change failure rate to measure software delivery and DevOps performance across teams.
The Harness Continous Integration is a self-service CI solution that is container-native, so all builds are isolated, and all extensions are standardized. Testing is the most time-consuming part of CI Pipelines. Harness uses AI/ML to intelligently decide which tests to run and in which order to run them. With Harness Test Intelligence, you could see a 50% reduction in overall CI Pipeline execution times with no reduction in quality. Harness CI (formerly Drone) uses containers to standardize and drop pre-configured steps into your pipeline. It seamlessly integrates multiple source code management systems, including GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, Bitbucket, and GitLab.
Cloud Cost Management
Harness Cloud Cost Management simplifies cost visibility, savings, and forecasting so teams can spend less time tagging and doing analysis and get straight to optimize their spending. Harness Cloud Cost Management gives engineers the context and visibility they need to see and manage cloud costs by application, microservice, environment, cluster, deployment, and configuration change. Harness Cloud Cost Management provides granular cost visibility of Kubernetes and AWS ECS Clusters, Namespaces, Workloads, Nodes, and even Pods. It shows developers the real utilized, idle, and unallocated costs of their microservices so they can quickly debug inefficiencies and optimize them.
Harness helps to build flexible pipelines that bring together testing, scheduling, approval, and notifications. It allows to integrate into existing workflow tools like Jira and Slack and automate the whole process. With this, you can create reusable feature release templates to standardize across features and reduce developer toil across applications, services, and teams. You can also create and handle feature flags with full REST APIs, store and manage flag configurations in Git as simple YAML files for easy versioning & audit across any preferred environments.
When Harness senses a degradation in performance or quality, it can roll your application back to the previous working version in seconds. Harness integrates with existing monitoring APM and observability tools (e.g., AppDynamics, New Relic, Datadog) to verify the performance of your deployments. It continuously monitors your apps' performance, quality, and health across all your monitoring, observability, and log tools 24/7.
Meet the CEO
Jyoti Bansal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Harness. He is a serial entrepreneur and a silicon valley technology visionary. Jyoti believes passionately in software's ability to change the world for the better. In 2008, he founded AppDynamics, an application intelligence company that provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance. He led the company as Founder & CEO for the first eight years and as Founder & Chairman for the last year until its acquisition by Cisco for $3.7 Billion in January 2017.
Jyoti has received many leadership awards, including Forbes' "Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For" and "Best CEO" by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Award. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for Northern California in 2016.