Must have Tools For DevOps Success

You say that your organization uses DevOps, but does it have really? There are a couple of tools and processes that should definitely be in place.

We have seen a trend. Many organizations talk about best practices but fail to practice them properly. DevOps is one such thing that is getting more attention, but we see a lot of negligence in adopting it properly. To embrace DevOps, you need to make sure, your engineers have that knowledge and capability with a set of tools to foster this change in the organization.

You need to have processes that support DevOps to streamline shipping of software and they should be:

  • Integrated. You need to have a unified platform with one view across deployment pipelines for all applications
  • Heterogenous. You need a polyglot that supports all languages, tools, and clouds.
  • Secure. You need to have policy-driven permissions enabled and have end-to-end audit tracking of who is doing what.

Let’s go in depth, what else you need to make your DevOps the real deal?

You need a version control system and a code repository tool that helps developers make changes easily and collaborate well. You should use tools such as GitHub and Bitbucket.

You need a Continuous Integration platform/tool to make integrations faster whenever any developer commits code. It consists of a workflow that helps software teams ensure that their changes are built and tested with the latest version of the entire codebase.

You can use tools such as ShippableCodeshipTravis CIGO CD, and XebiaLabs.

You need a cloud computing platform to help do Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. AWS is an amazing platform that you can make use of.

You need a containerized platform to package and ship programs. This helps developers run their apps and test in isolated environments with different OS which are very light in weight.

Docker is the platform for you to use here

You need to have a Continuous Deployment platform that integrates teams and processes to streamline shipping of software.

Tools you can use include Shippable and GO CD.

You also need to have some third-party integration tools to notify you the status of the project or anything. Slack will help with notifications.

Making DevOps real in any organization requires patience, enthusiasm to change, accepting the change, and putting in place a set of practices and tools that make it possible.

This post is part of our contributor series. It is written and published independently of TNW.

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