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10 top DevOps tools for 2020

2019 marked the first decade of DevOps implementation. With an elaborate celebration in Belgium (in a pre-corona world), engineers welcomed another dawn. However, the ever-changing process is still developing with its ultimate goal to achieve a symphony of collaboration and transparency across teams.

DevOps plays a vital role in providing automation. It works in harmony to strengthen the process of Building, Testing and Releasing each piece of software. The more elitist term associated with DevOps can be normally termed as Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, and Continuous Delivery.

Naturally, the new age tech-firms are always trying to improvise to get better and faster. And some tools are preferred by these tech giants in order to streamline their ideation, development, and delivery process. Any tool used in an organization depends upon the infrastructure and project management model used there. However, there are a few tools that are popular across teams.

Let’s talk the top 10 DevOps tools for 2020 that are revolutionizing the industry-

1. Git

Feature: Considered as one of the most popular tools to be used by the DevOps team, Git serves as the source code central. This is especially useful for developers to collaborate on code. Each change made to the code appears as an instant notification to the team members. Since its inception in 2000, Git has remained as the preferred platform for IT companies to ensure transparency while tracking the project development process thoroughly. As every code is stored in a central repository, the teams can immediately fall back to the previous version without losing valuable time. Developers can also create different branches of the project to focus individually and merge them later after completion.

Renowned users: Netflix, Shopify, Reddit, Lyft, Robinhood, Amazon, LinkedIn, Autodesk, Lenovo, and many more

2. Ansible

Feature: By making agentless architecture a possibility, Ansible makes automated deployment super easy for software engineers. Although the platform offers advanced functionalities, it is comparably light-weight, is easy-to-use for even a beginner. This tool is used for introducing changes into an already-operational system. Some of the more popular features of this platform container management, network devices management, and remote configuration management.

Renowned users: Wells Fargo, Solute, Capital One, Peraton, and so on.

3. Kamatera

Feature: Cloud and DevOps go hand in hand(LINK THE CLOUD AND DEVOPS ARTICLE PLEASE). Kamatera is considered as a top tool to enable Cloud Application Deployment. It lets you select any application and deploy it instantly. Starting from Jenkins and CPanel to WordPress and Docker, you can access anything with Kamatera data centers.

Renowned users: CryptoNext, The Video Point, Kryon Systems, Reblaze, etc.

4. Puppet

Feature: This open-source tool is used for configuration management and is great for a hybrid environment. The client-server architecture supports Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems. Puppet works on the “infrastructure as a code” methodology and works well with continuous integration, testing, and delivery. Even though Puppet allows less customizability, it remains a techie’s top choice through its reliability and scalability.

Renowned users: AT&T, Bank of America, Atlassian, Conde Nast, Disney, and much more.

5. Chef

Feature: Chef uses an imperative language and is great for infrastructure automation. With greater customization tools, it allows developers to control and program every aspect. Policies implemented through Chef remain flexible and testable so that you can standardize each configuration.

Renowned users: Facebook, Firefox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Google Cloud Platform, etc.

6. Docker

Feature: DevOps in 2020 cannot function without container platforms. It can aid in the development, management, and deployment of conventional applications to advanced micro-services. Docker helps reduce infrastructure costs significantly by isolating apps in separate containers and making virtual machines obsolete. Docker can be accessed through the cloud and works seamlessly with other DevOps tools too.

Renowned users: JPMorgan Chase, Slalom, Neudesic, ThoughtWorks, and so on.

7. Jenkins

Feature: With focus on Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, it automates the entire software build cycle with modules and additional items that help engineers. This Java run open-source platform is meant to run codes, conduct testing, and automatically fetch reports associated with the same.

Renowned users: Facebook, Udemy, Instacart, Twitch, Robinhood, etc.

8. Nagios

Feature: Written in C language, Nagios monitor the network, the server, the application, and the entire IT infrastructure as a whole. It is especially useful for an organization with thousands of servers, routers, and switches as it sends automatic alerts to concerned teams whenever a fault occurs.

Renowned users: Uber, Dropbox, Cisco, HENNGE, 9GAG, Fiverr, and much more

9. Selenium

Feature: As a open-source automated testing tool, this is the most preferred tool by test engineers across the world. It helps in quality management without hampering the process of software delivery and deployment. The practicality of Selenium lets developers and IT practitioners spend time on writing and introducing new code instead of running tests and fixing issues manually. It supports various browsers- Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer- so you can very easily automate browser testing.

Renowned users: Dell, UnitedHealth Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Capital One, TSYS, etc.

10. Vagrant

Feature: This simple platform is written in Ruby, the high-level general programming language. Vagrant is great to work with virtual machines through a unified workflow. It ensures the environment remains the same across each developer’s computer. By managing the development environment it speeds up the development of software.

Renowned users: Disqus, Mozilla, Expedia, Nokia, and so on.

Other than these, there are a few communication platforms that are commonly used by the DevOps team. These platforms might be Zoom, Skype, or GoToMeeting for video conferring or Microsoft meet, Slack, Google hangouts for IMs, and messaging.

With the DevOps culture developing into an improvement process, your development and operations team need to be equipped with the best to deliver the best. Finding the best tool suited for your team might take some time. But, we hope this guide will let you know where to begin.

Originally published at- Formac

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