5 Tools to Aid DevOps

Posted by Mike Baukes

Converging IT development 5 Tools for DevOps to useand operations into DevOps have come a long way, and yet, the two should have grown together like Siamese twins. Developers need sysadmins as much as sysadmins need developers. Collaboration is the way winning software and infrastructure are built. And that's all the market wants: effective systems with which to run businesses. DevOps can claim substantial ground today, thanks to the persistence of players from both sides of the sysadmin-developer divide. While the segment is still evolving, various tools have been developed to help the Devs and the Ops collaborate more effectively.

Here are 5 of the best DevOps-aiding tools in the market:

1. Private Cloud Orchestration

Private cloud orchestration allows for pool computing, storing, and networking of resources in a private cloud so that agile and efficient shared architecture can be realized. This technology includes the use of OpenStack and Eucalyptus.

2. Software Defined Networks (SDN)

Software Defined Networks (SDN) involve software serving as both an innovation platform, and a centrally managed system. SDN essentially programs a network to allow ISV's and cloud providers to work more efficiently. Examples of SDN include OpenFlow, Quantum, and QFabric

3. Build and Compilation Tools

Build and compilation tools work by standardizing these processes through transparent collaboration. This way duplication is eliminated, leading to more efficiency for both developers and operators. Build and compilation tools include Bamboo and Teamcity.

4. Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM)

ALM tools provide centralized system monitoring, even when the processes are carried out in varied geographical locations. Access and control of processes are enabled so that developers and operators are aware of the ongoing processes. Leading ALM tools include Nagios and Zabbix.

5. Continuous Build Tools

Continuous build tools involve putting code through continuous tests. This effectively gets everyone working together to produce more, well thought-out solutions for today's challenges. It is equitable to the continuous quality improvement of the Japanese management guru, Kaizen

Topics: ALM, devops, SDN

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