30 Must Have Tools to Support DevOpsAnirban Banerjee
The role of DevOps in the structure of any organization is to improve the functionality and productivity of software. But to do this, DevOps teams need an awful lot of tools. A team without a toolkit is like a ship without a sale – while yes, it’ll still function, its use has all but disappeared.
Considering the importance of software tools for the implementation of company goals, we’ve decided to make a list of the 30 Must have Tools to Support DevOps, to exhibit the top tools that can carry productivity higher.
The list is not arranged from best to worst, it is simply a collection top tools that service many possibilities.
Jenkins is a well-known and heavily used piece of kit. Its strengths are many, including its vast array of plugin options that gift Jenkins the potential to be put to an incredible amount of tasks. With simple distribution and easy installation to Mac, Windows and Unix systems, Jenkins is fast becoming the go-to tool for continuous delivery.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform used by companies as the hub to drive their digital transformation. The Cloud Foundry is used as a stepping off point for deploying code and implementing designs through automating server fleets.
The software of choice for .Net developers, Octopus Deploy works to bring continuous delivery together smoothly. Its flexibility and ease of use means DevOps teams of all shapes and sizes choose this tool to roll out with, trusting it to to distribute applications to all remote machines.
Chef considers itself the path to the cultural movement that is DevOps. And it might have a point. Chef is used to determine and help realize company goals through its ‘recipe’ scrips, providing a plan that is scalable and sticks to regulatory requirements.
DBMaestro is ideal for agile teams requiring a speedy and secure deployment to production. It can automatically generate deployment scripts to reduce man hours, and further improves productivity through SSOT.
For those wanting complete control over the flow of components in a software chain, Nexus Lifestyle is for you. Nexus Lifestyle can apply component usage in specific ways and includes continuous component intelligence.
Onion ID’s offers granular control over the rights and privileges of employees to ensure the maximum standard of security for systems. Customize privilege for different users across a wide range of directory structures including LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory. DevOps ensure SaaS applications aren’t compromised with this powerful tool.
Compuware takes a holistic approach to DevOps, aiming to be a jack of all trades. Its uses range from application debugging to improving the quality of code and reducing company costs via detecting inefficiencies of CPU consumption.
Splunk is a big data monitor that analyzes data at frightening speeds. It searches for unique angles on issues of productivity and security, as well as offering insight to improve the efficiency of DevOps processes, and that of the company as a whole.
Nagios is a trusted hand in IT infrastructure monitoring, having been round for a while. As open-source software it continues to be popular due to the ongoing renovation and auditing of its abilities via its large online community. This community constantly develops fixes to keep Nagios ahead of the game.
Straight from logz.io, ELK is a scalable cloud-based log management platform, intended to analyze and transform data to provide visualizations and insights that help to quickly troubleshoot any issues that arise. Its visualizations are easily understood, saving time and energy to focus on more pressing needs. It’s the world’s most popular cloud-based log management platform, so it’s clearly doing a good job.
Puppet Enterprise is an automation tool for DevOps. As open-source software it runs on Windows and Unix-like systems to automate testing and continuous delivery. Failures are dealt with quickly through Puppet, improving team agility. Cycle times drop with the stability that Puppet provides.
A necessary entry, Slack provides the communication platform required of a collaborative DevOps teams. With a searchable archive, Slack allows users total access to their history of conversation and the ability to organize them by purpose, department and topic. But there’s much more to it than that.
Customer experience comes to the fore with AppDynamics, which helps the DevOps team monitor performance at every level. Their AMP solution ensures the happiness of the customer through improved understanding of app use and quick troubleshooting of problems. It also generates flow maps to visualize interdependencies.
Originally built as a fork to Nagios, Icinga is now a powerful tool in its own right. Icinga helps teams monitor vast networks to improve its overall security and maintenance, using an intuitive format to make applying rules on dynamic object generation that little bit easier. Icinga 2 has recently been developed to improve this tool further.
16. TrueSight Pulse
TrueSight Pulse offers real-time monitoring of company infrastructure and apps to reduce down-time and improve performance. Database monitoring, cloud monitoring and the monitoring of end user experience make this a thorough tool that can be depended on.
Saltstack Enterprise is an enterprise-grade open-source piece of kit that offers DevOps team’s integrated control of a cloud or container for improved security. It carries out persistent compliance checks, as well as a litany of other features.
When there is a compliance issue to be dealt with, SolarisWinds Log & Event Manager is the tool that DevOps head to. It offers ways to rapidly view rule breaking incidents through logged data, as well as the ability to react to real-time security concerns through actions like changing privileges and disabling accounts.
Google Stackdriver allows users to quickly check the health of cloud-powered applications to quickly fix problems like cloud provider throttling or hardware degradation. A great tool that is integrated with Amazon Web Services.
If you’re looking to be agile then look no further than JIRA, the “number one software development tool used by agile teams.” JIRA consolidates the attributes of various tools and combines them under one roof to offer a powerful production tool, from stage one to completion.
Working with Unix systems, MMonit is the guard dog everyone wishes they had. It’s an open-source monitoring tool that can review and repair errors in security to ensure the safety of systems it works with. Fast and efficient, it promises to be working within 15 minutes of installation.
22. Project Atomic
Project Atomic is a Linux tool that enables to scaling of containerized applications. It’s a fine friend of DevOps teams who use it to build new projects through the foundations of ready containers. It’s light weight and specific – it does one job only, but extremely well, the running of containerized applications.
23. HP UFT
HP’s Unified Functional Testing software brings the best of the GUI and API testing to create a wonderfully functional tool that reduces risk and improves automation.
As the largest software development platform in the world, GitHub will be known to everybody. But that’s because it’s vital. GitHub has a cavernous scope of use, with the testing of code and managing servers being just two of these.
25. New Relic
New Relic promises to improve the experiences of digital customers by providing real-time analytics that are easily distributed to everyone in the team, allowing all members to fully understand the impact of software performance on individual customers.
A HashiCorp product, Consul binds together a host of features to provide a single solution to configure the infrastructure of a system. It can check the health of the system operations and can be put to work right out of the box.
Compliance issues need no longer be a drag with Onion ID’s Server PAM tool. Time-saving and efficient, this tool features searchable logs that are able to export JSON and syslog information to act fast on any questionable actions in any user’s account. Servers are safe with Onion ID.
Though quite similar to Chef, Ansibile’s simple workflow focus provides quick sharing of solutions throughout a DevOps teams. It intends to “crush complexity” to end competitive tasks so that team members can work on strategic work. Made be Red Hat.
The baby of MongoDB, Atlas is a tool to scale MongoDB deployments in the cloud. It reduces the complexity of deployment and operations processes by packaging its many abilities into one simple platform. With multiple levels of security, Atlas enhances safetyof database information.
Docker provides containerization technology to improve the portability of applications. This allows applications to be built and safely migrated across platforms, reducing risks and costs. Its versatility and ease of use makes Docker an ever present in the DevOps toolbox.