What are the best DevOps tools?

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    altStack software manages heterogeneous computing environments, orchestrates any cloud and automates deployment of just about any infrastructure and software stack used to create modern cloud, enterprise IT and Web scale.


    Mary Estrada
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I'm relatively new when it comes to this stuff or editing, and using this has greatly helped because of it. Excellent reviews and seeing the companies they've done stuff for before was a major boost in confidence. Amazing!"
  2. 13


    Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve production infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.


    Bertha Córdova
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Managing a production infrastructure can be complicated. Terraform takes the difficulty out of the equation and codifies the information into a workflow that can be shared by the entire team. It also takes any changes made to the infrastructure and refreshes the possible outcome. Definitely important information to know."
  3. 9


    NixOps is a tool for deploying sets of NixOS Linux machines, either to real hardware or to virtual machines. It extends NixOS’s declarative approach to system configuration management to networks and adds provisioning.


    James Wright
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "I remember the old days, loading my Linux boxen from 35 floppies. How the times have changed! Now, I can just create a quick config file with vi, with easily readable (anyone else remember PERL? augh!) sentences, and have a webserver and NFS share set up. Just like that. Awesome! I tried this when we went down to Haiti to help set up emergency infrastructure after the hurricane, and NixOps worked like a champ to let us quickly deploy IC centers."
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    Automatically deliver and operate all of your software across its entire lifecycle.


    Joe Hart
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I installed this, and couldn't understand how to use it. It should have been a hint when the website was just a bunch of marketing graphics, with no real content. How do I use "infrastructure as code"? We're a small organization of only 50 seats, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to deploy anything on a single system."
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    #5Team Foundation Server

    Team Foundation Server

    Team Foundation Server is a product from Microsoft that provides the source code management,  requirements management, programming, project management, automated builds, lab management, testing and many others. It can be used as a back-end to numerous integrated development environments.


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    Mary Graham
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Team Foundation Server is a great tool for development ops. It's easy to use interface makes managing, testing and integrating systems in development environments a simpler task. It's reliable setup makes it easy to keep track of changes in the system. "
  3. 6


    Open source software to collaborate on code.


    Linda Lawrence
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This seems to be a tool worth considering for those who are in need of such an application. This product comes loaded with a lot of features, probably many more than the typical user would need or use. If only a few of the features built into this software package are enough to increase productivity and profit, then it certainly is worth having."
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    #7POSIX shell

    POSIX shell
    POSIX is the acronym for Portable Operating System Interface in which its shell works. It is a set of standards codified by the IEEE and issued by ANSI and ISO. POSIX defines the API with UNIX command line shells and utility interfaces. 



    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Awesome for UNIX command reference. I only dabble with UNIX (my Raspberry Pi for one); I learned ZENIX because of the bowling alley I used to work at use this for the lane computers; fortunately most of the basic commands are the same, and this site has not only a great reference for the most used commands, but written explanations as well, which is great for finding the right command for the context you need it for. "
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    Ansible delivers simple IT automation that ends repetitive tasks and frees up DevOps teams for more strategic work.


    Sophia Xiong
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "Ansible works pretty well but I wish it was a bit more user friendly. It's sort of difficult to get the hang of it and even getting the product to begin with isn't as straightforward as most apps that I'm used to using. That being said, the product works fine once you're able to figure it out enough to start using it."
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    #9MS PowerShell

    MS PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language built on the .NET Framework. PowerShell provides full access to COM and WMI, enabling administrators to perform administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems as well as WS-Management and CIM enabling management of remote Linux systems and network devices. 



    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I was looking for some of the best DevOps tools and somebody told me about MS PowerShell. I figured it was worth a shot but after trying it I think there are some better options available on the market."
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    #10Powershell Github resources

    Powershell Github resources

    This Github repository is a free source where you can find a lot of docs, tools, courses, Nevermind if you are a beginner with no experience on programming or you are a skilled professional. You can find any learning resource you need according to your experience level.  



    Richard Wheeler
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I agree that this is an excellent resource. I am a novice and learned so much that helped me with projects I was working on. Also, it's free, so there's is no harm in just checking it out for yourself."
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    BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. 

    $99- month. Varies by plan. Free trial available.

    Stephen Gray
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "this tool set has been a real help for me and i say that it is the best one i found so use it!"
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    Caylent is a company that provides DevOps-as-a-Service for companies that use containers, clouds, and microservices. They also offer consulting and outsourcing services.


    Varies by plan

    Michael Kennedy
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This company offers what they call devops as a service and container management services. So far, my experience with them has been great as far as it helping us with our infrastructure and deployment pipelines. Try them out and see for yourself."


Best What are the best DevOps tools
1SaltStackOther 14 Free
2TerraformWebsites 13 Free
3NixOpsWebsites 9 Free
4PuppetWebsites 9 Free
5Team Foundation ServerSoftware 8 Free
6GitLabOther 6 Free
7POSIX shellWebsites 5 Free
8AnsibleWebsites 4 Free
9MS PowerShellWebsites 3 Free
10Powershell Github resourcesOther 2 Free

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