About Humn.ai

Humn.ai uses machine learning-based models to quantify commercial fleet exposure at individual insured asset risk in real-time. RiskOS processes diverse streams of data that power dynamically-updating risk assessment algorithms, pricing, and product offerings, tailored to the actual usage of individual insured assets.

Scaling Production Deployments

Alberto Romero, CTO at humn.ai, wanted to give developers access to on-demand deployment pipelines. He originally built a software delivery process using Jenkins and Ansible, but these tools wouldn’t scale for modern applications in the cloud. Humn.ai was beginning to migrate it’s legacy monolith EC2 machines to Kubernetes microservices, and the Jenkins/Ansible pipelines made it hard to deploy, debug, and verify configurations in production.

While we deployed with Jenkins and Ansible it was hard to identify the running config in production.

Alberto Romero | CTO | Humn.ai

Alberto needed to find a modern deployment solution. His search led him to evaluate Spinnaker and Harness.

The Trials of Spinnaker

Alberto initially conducted a two-month Spinnaker POC. 

The installation and administration of Spinnaker required advanced Kubernetes knowledge not possessed by humn.ai’s developers, and without a dedicated DevOps team, there weren’t enough engineering resources to decipher Spinnaker’s complexity.

Spinnaker was very complex to set up and we didn’t have the time to manage it.

Alberto Romero | CTO | Humn.ai

After two-months, the team was unable to implement Spinnaker. Alberto began searching for simpler deployment tools, which lead him to try Harness.

Production Deployments In Days Using Harness

Harness’s intuitive setup allowed Alberto to set up a pipeline and make his first production deployment in under a week. Alberto asked two of his engineers to familiarize themselves with Harness, who later completed their first deployment within a week.

Harness is a fantastic tool to get up and running. It was easy to pick up and learn.

Alberto Romero | CTO | Humn.ai

Self-Service Deployments

Harness’s ease of use and customer success on-boarding allowed humn.ai to deploy 117 services in just two months. Deployment velocity has increased without manual intervention because developers can now deploy on their own using the Harness self-service platform.

Developers are keen to jump into Harness and deploy their services themselves.

Alberto Romero | CTO | Humn.ai

Alberto’s team no longer worries about maintaining deployment pipelines and instead is able to focus on development.