Agile Software Development

10 DevOps Tools Enterprises Should Have

DevOps tools have become more advanced and simpler than their predecessors. In this article at TechTarget, Beth Pariseau has listed ten tools that DevOps users consider as essential for implementation.

Top 10 DevOps Tools

  1. Source code repository: Developers manage codes with a version-controlled source code repository and majority of the CI and application deployment automatically identify such code repositories. Git and its SaaS equivalent, GitHub, and GitLab are leaders in this category.
  2. Artifact repository: If source code is like a dashboard of a website, artifact is its published page. JFrog Artifactory and Nexus Repository win the race here.
  3. CI/CD: These tools automate testing processes as well as integrate the applications for artifacts. Jenkins is the clear winner in this category.
  4. Containers: These tools allow easy exchange of application code between your developer’s desktop, development, test environment as well as production. They can be used to deploy microservices and perform faster, but more securely, blue or green and canary app deployments. Docker is a good example.
  5. Container orchestration: You need to control your containers by keeping track of them and automating their deployments. This work is done by container orchestration. Kubernotes and Docker Enterprise Edition greatly help developers in this process.
  6. Infrastructure as code: Container clusters also require automation. HashiCorp’s Terraform and Red Hat’s Ansible are reliable products for this work.
  7. Managing configuration: After provisioning servers, your DevOps team must run the application. For that to happen, they need to configure the infrastructure. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, SaltStack, etc. are some of the tools worth mentioning in this category.
  8. Log monitoring: Depending on how you want to see your logs and metrics, you might use a single dashboard for both or bring in different tools. Elastic Stack, Logstash, Kibana, Splunk, etc. are good choices.
  9. Metrics monitoring: Though it is not considered as something essential, monitoring allows DevOps feedback loop. AppDynamics App IQ, New Relic, and Prometheus are some of the preferred tools.
  10. ChatOps: It is necessary to communicate to solve problems faster while in production. Slack and Atlassian’s HipChat are the best deals for this category.

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