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6 must-have tools for DevOps success

Pavan Belagatti
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DevOps has gone mainstream; everyone is talking about it, every company is trying to do it and every manager is trying to be successful at it. But for that to happen, we need the right tools. Here are the top 6 must-have tools for DevOps success.

DevOps has turned into the hottest buzzword of the moment; every software organization is talking about it and wants to embrace it because of its enormous benefits. However, it’s easier said than done, which is why we need to have the right tools. Today we are listing those tools that DevOps enablers cannot live without.

Docker

As John Willis, the Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker, Inc, said at the DevOps conference in Munich in early December, “Docker consumes most of the oxygen in the container space right now.”

With containerization turning into a big trend alongside microservices adoption, Docker is going to gain even more popularity in the coming period. We use Docker in production for most services; it simplifies configuration management, control issues, scaling and it allows containers to be moved freely from one place to another.

Git

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system with a capacity to handle small to large applications. This platform helps developers to work collaboratively, not to mention that 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.

AWS

AWS provides flexible services to organizations so that they can deliver their products to market efficiently. As we know, DevOps is a set of practices in which the need for delivering things faster with agility is of utmost importance. AWS basically offers companies the gift of powerful cloud computing features. It provides a handful of features like compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of Things.

JIRA

JIRA is a very popular Agile development tool from Atlassian. 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.

Ansible

Ansible helps you build a strong foundation for DevOps success, they strongly say this on their website also. Ansible is a simple, but powerful, server and configuration management tool that gives teams the power to scale IT automation, manage complex deployments, and speed productivity. 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.

Many successful companies are using Ansible to automate their IT tasks and since they started using it, they haven’t looked back. Furthermore, most of the organizations like Ansible thanks to its ability to maintain a fully immutable server architecture and design. Having an Immutable server architecture means being able to create, destroy, and replace servers at any time without causing service disruptions.

Slack

Slack is an amazing integration tool that can be (successfully) used by any organization that wants to practice Agility and DevOps. It is easy to monitor and notifications make it a simple yet powerful tool. Slack boosts automation and 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, thus enabling them move faster and be more productive.

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Pavan Belagatti
Pavan Belagatti is a Growth Hacker at Shippable, a hosted continuous integration & continuous delivery platform. Google Certified Digital Marketer. Nowadays talking more about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps & Microservices.

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