10 Tools For DevOps Success

Check out these automation and collaboration tools that help infrastructure pros work with developers.

Ericka Chickowski

September 25, 2016

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As the DevOps movement drives IT departments into improving collaboration between developers, infrastructure pros, QA and test, and even security folks, tech leaders are learning that DevOps is above all else an IT culture shift. "Doing DevOps" is more about changing processes and simplifying workflows between groups than it is about employing new tools or services. That's why there will never be a magical DevOps-in-a-box tool.

But at the same time, that's not to say that DevOps shops can't get some major benefits out of the right set of tools. These are tools that make it easier to share information and tasks, and to automate the heck out of processes, cutting down on time to deploy and ultimately helping organizations get closer to the continuous integration and deployment ideals that DevOps has evolved around.  

Some of the most visible tools in the DevOps toolbox are configuration management platforms that employ the idea of abstracting infrastructure components into code in order to automate and orchestrate continuous delivery's constant churn of new and old environments. Others are tools that help standardize builds, improve collaboration between infrastructure pros and developers, or monitor systems.

We've included some no-brainer tools that have already garnered a ton of DevOps buzz, along with a few sleeper hits that are helping some DevOps organizations succeed.

To learn more about DevOps and its impact on enterprise networks, attend the DevOps for Networking Summit led by network automation guru Jason Edelman at Interop Las Vegas this spring. Don't miss out! Register now for Interop,  May 2-6, and receive $200 off.

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading

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