7 Critical Tools & Platforms For DevOps Success

DevOps tools

DevOps is a cultural change, every software organization is talking about it and wants to embrace it because of its enormous benefits. DevOps is not any set of tools but for it to succeed, we need to have some tools and today we are listing out those tools that help DevOps to succeed in an organization.

1. Docker:

docker

Docker is the leader in the container market. With containerization evolving as a big trend along with microservices adoption by many software powered organizations, Docker is going to gain much more popularity in the coming days. We use Docker in production for most services. Docker eases configuration management, control issues, scaling  and it allows containers to be moved freely from one place to another.

github
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system with a capacity to handle small to large applications. Git was created 10 years back following the Linux community’s need for SCM (Source Control Management) software that could support distributed systems. This platform helps developers to work collaboratively, the main features of enabling repos, pull requests etc are really exciting. Integration is very easy, you can connect any additional support systems to GitHub and work freely. This also acts as a social network where you have your own profile with the data of things you have worked on. It surpasses many SCM tools with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

3. AWS:
aws
AWS provides flexible services to organizations to deliver their products to market efficiently. As we know, DevOps is a culture in which it states the need for delivering things faster with agility, AWS does it by providing companies the ability of powerful cloud computing features. It provides series of features like compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of things.

4. JIRA:
JIRA
A very popular Agile development tool from Altassian. This tool provides bug tracking, issue tracking and project management functions for a proper enterprise level of project management and bug tracking system. Some amazing features include support of Scrum, Kanban boards, agile reporting, portfolio planning, so many plug and play add-ons, mobile apps and its robust sets of APIs.

5. Ansible:
Ansible
Ansible helps you build a strong foundation for DevOps, they strongly say this on their website also. Ansible is a simple, but powerful, server and configuration management tool that helps teams the power to scale IT automation, manage complex deployments and speed productivity. Automation for teams. For the enterprise. For everyone. Many successful companies are using Ansible to automate their IT tasks and since then they are pretty sure to not looking back. Why most of the organizations like Ansible is  due to its ability to maintain a fully immutable server architecture and design. Having an Immutable server architecture means to the ability to create, destroy, and replace servers at any time without causing service disruptions.

6. Slack:
slack
Slack is an amazing integration tool that can be well adopted by any organization that wants to practice Agility and DevOps. Easy to monitor and notifications make it a simple yet powerful tool. Slack boosts automation & collaboration by creating a new communication channel that automates common tasks and makes it easy to distribute real-time information, improve collaboration to help teams shorten feedback loops, enabling them move faster and be more productive.

shippable
Shippable was founded so that software powered organizations could accelerate innovation. It is a streamlined continuous deployment platform to modernize your software organization, offered as a hosted service or Enterprise Server. Code, Package, Deploy & Run Docker containers with ease.
Shippable is developers and software organizations, new love. Shippable supports a lot of automation through it’s CI/CD platform. Shippable automates repetitive and mundane tasks by making deployments frictionless without compromising security.
Hope you are already using some of these platforms, so let me know your favorite platform and why.

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