When the word ‘DevOps’ is mentioned, one primarily thinks about tools. In fact, it’s difficult to just pinpoint one as there’s quite a number of tools available for each phase.
Here are some of the best DevOps tools you may want to use for your next program:
Collaboration and Planning. Trello, Asana and Jira are great names to consider when you need a tool that can track the progress of a particular project.
Source Code Management. The ability to share source code quickly among teammates is absolutely essential, and no tool does this better than Gitlab, Github and Bitbucket.
Package Management. Containers function like building blocks as far as microservices and DevOps tools are concerned. Docker owns this phase due to having a high adoption rate and has been around the longest, but there’s also RKT if you want to experiment with something new.
CI/CD. Code integration must be automated for better testing and building experience. Gitlab, Travis and Jenkins are the top solutions here.
Configuration Management. Devops engineer need to make sure that management and deployment are in their top form. For this reason you should turn to Saltstack, Puppet, Chef and Ansible for that.
Infrastructure Management. Infrastructure should be created with code in mind for a seamless transition to the cloud. Terraform stands tall as the best DevOp tool on this end.
Orchestration and Scheduling. Kubernetes can manage DNS, auto-scale, self-heal, load balance and group containers as you see fit. There’s no other tool that comes close when it comes to complexity. Docker Swarm can act as a double in a pinch if you’re looking for something less complex.
Continuous Monitoring. Preparedness and advance thinking is the name of the game. New Relic, Nagios and Prometheus should serve as your virtual eyes and ears to warn you against anything that may come up.
Most DevOp tools are free and open source, so don’t be afraid to test tools out as you go.