Best DevOps Tool

Recognizes the best tool for supporting collaboration between Development and Operations. Can include tools for logging, performance monitoring and measurement, automation, security, configuration management, testing, collaboration, release management, database management, deployment, event managers, alerting and other software development tools.

CloudBolt Framework for DevOps - CloudBolt Software

DevOps is all about acceleration + innovation. To this point, IT Ops has struggled to deliver compute resources quickly enough using previous solutions - often taking weeks to do what should only take hours or minutes. So DevOps found their own tools and provisioned their own clouds using nothing more than a credit card and some open source software. And thus, shadow IT emerged and thrived. DevOps doesn’t actually want to go around IT Ops. They don’t want to learn tools and settings to provision the compute resources they need. And they would prefer to reuse best infrastructure and automation practices as opposed to figuring it out themselves each time. They just haven’t had a viable alternative – until now. The CloudBolt Framework was constructed to offer cloud capabilities to all stakeholders in an organization – but it was designed specifically to make life better for DevOps. The 4 most relevant capabilities are – 1. Integration Engine - a key barrier to scaling cloud automation is an inability to connect islands of automation across Development teams, each using different tools/clouds/preferences. CB provides "have it your way" integration using an API-driven architecture, policy-based/codeless integrations, 100s of out of the box connectors, and even a Python-backed custom automation environment for unique cases. – Each team can use the tools, clouds, and processes they love while implicit governance keeps everything on track and within acceptable parameters. 2. True Self-Service – More than simplistic “service enablement”, CB abstracts away the complexity of provisioning compute resources (Public/private/On-Prem) and turns it into a few clicks ina matter of minutes. Approved parameters + governance are intrinsically applied. Teams are able to automate + optimize workloads and spend so that they can focus on what they’re actually paid to do – innovate and accelerate the business. 3. Test and Assurance – CI/CD is core to DevOps. To test software, the underlying infrastructure has to be right. Unfortunately, only 11% of companies are “highly confident” in their CI/CD infrastructure – and any failure causes costly delays and lost productivity because the entire test has to be re-run. CB corrects the issue by offering Continuous Infrastructure Testing (CIT) to ensure the infrastructure is right every time, BEFORE a test is run. 4. Automation Exchange – No one likes to constantly reinvent the wheel, especially in DevOps. So, CB provides a governed content library of re-usable automation and integration elements to save time and ensure workability across functions/teams. Think GitHub for your organization’s cloud automation. CB's revolutionary Framework makes Terraform, Ansible and Kubernetes and every tool better. Finally, DevOp teams as well as entire enterprises can automate easily, optimize continuously, and govern at scale in a multi-cloud, multi-tool, multi-team world.

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  • Cloudify - Cloudify

    Cloudify's version 6 runs off an intelligent and declarative engine that automates the entire lifecycle management of an application or network service. Cloudify provides Environment as a Service Technology, which allows applications to run across multiple cloud/data center platforms efficiently. DevOps is easily connected to IT Service Management. Existing automation templates and scripts can be imported into Cloudify and automatically converted into certified environments. Environments can be exported to ServiceNow which enables users to deploy, continuously manage and maintain them as part of approval workflows. Cloudify provides intuitive UX and dashboards granting complete visibility and control over usage, behavior, faults, and events of application/ network services. Cloudify’s unique open-source platform features a powerful service composition engine with out-of-the-box integrations for all cloud environments and existing toolchains such as Kubernetes, ServiceNow, Ansible, Jenkins, Azure ARM, TOSCA and Terraform. Cloudify delivers an easy ‘app-store’ like experience for environments, apps, and services setup and management. Users can monitor the progress and status of each execution step, identify and eliminate tasks execution failures via a visual interface. Cloudify allows for greater visibility into blueprint structure and dependencies, drag-n-drop service composition, leveraging shared resources and components for ultimate open-source infrastructure.

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    Honeycomb - Honeycomb

    Honeycomb is the leading observability platform and analysis tool for modern developers to quickly answer their most perplexing code questions. Its datastore and query engine are purpose-built to quickly find patterns across billions of high-dimensionality requests containing thousands of high-cardinality fields, and return results in under 3 seconds, dramatically expediting the investigation process for DevOps teams. 

    Honeycomb customers stop wasting precious time on engineering mysteries because they can quickly solve them. Using Honeycomb’s Service Level Objectives (SLOs), organizations can align business and engineering goals to provide fast, reliable, and great user experiences. Honeycomb is a also a key contributor to OpenTelemetry, a vendor-agnostic observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting and exporting telemetry data. Honeycomb supports OpenTelemtry because it gives customers the flexibility to instrument their code once and send their data anywhere, at any time, to as many place as they want. With Honeycomb, DevOps teams guess less and know more.

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  • LaunchDarkly - LaunchDarkly

    LaunchDarkly is more than a leader in feature management — it’s the first scalable feature management platform that empowers companies to accelerate innovation without limitations. In a world where every company is a software company, organizations need to work hard to deliver high-quality experiences to their end-users. LaunchDarkly's feature management platform provides any company – both startup and enterprise, across industries – access to greater control over how they deliver those experiences. Feature management enables any team to build and deliver faster than they could on their own, and with significantly less risk. With the ability to progressively release new software features to any segment of users on any platform, organizations can standardize safe releases at scale, accelerate their journey to the cloud, and foster better collaboration between development and business teams. LaunchDarkly deploys peaks of 20 trillion feature flags daily, and that number continues to grow. The ubiquity of LaunchDarkly across software development is a testament to its ability to serve many needs among development teams. Customers have raved about the capabilities and reliability of LaunchDarkly, and continue to praise the platform’s ease of use, ability to improve incident response, resolve issues, and streamline internal processes. One recent review from a customer on TrustRadius speaks to the value of LaunchDarkly: “We were needing a tool that could toggle between features that providers get to see… we landed on LaunchDarkly for feature toggle management. One of the best tools that fits our use case. The ease of use is very straightforward. The support team is excellent in providing immediate support while setting up the tool and during development. I would highly recommend this for any organization that needs a feature toggle use case. We currently use this tool across our organization.” LaunchDarkly has truly pioneered the feature management category, and the industry has recognized the company’s role in its development. The recent release of Forrester’s inaugural New Wave report on Feature Management and Experimentation cemented feature management as an essential piece of the developer puzzle. In the report, LaunchDarkly was named a standout leader in the industry. Beyond this recognition, LaunchDarkly has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 List, and was recently recognized in Markets Insider as one of the most promising enterprise start-ups. Following its Series D fundraise in August 2020, the company maintains a valuation of $3B.

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  • Moogsoft - Moogsoft

    The Moogsoft intelligent observability platform allows DevOps practitioners and SREs to experience the benefits of observability in minutes, not months, at their own pace. A few key features include:

    - Moogsoft’s noise reduction feature automatically applies statistical calculations and noise-reduction algorithms to the alert data. Event and change data is deduplicated and correlated into fewer incidents, therefore teams experience less noise and only face alerts for triage and remediation. Moogsoft helps DevOps practitioners and SREs find the needle in the haystack by reducing noise by 90%.

    - Moogsoft’s correlation feature analyzes alerts to identify clusters of similarity across service-affecting incidents, problems or changes. DevOps practitioners and SREs see patterns across apps and systems in technology stacks. Correlation algorithms weigh data by factors like text, time, and topology. The correlation of alerts helps ensure microservices, apps and systems run at peak performance. Correlation enables a massive reduction in alerts – by two-thirds or more! Moogsoft’s Correlation Engine is far more robust and scalable than approaches based on hard-coded rules and pattern matching. One Moogsoft Correlation replaces 800 manual rules!

    - Moogsoft automatically finds the pertinent anomalies for faster MTTD and MTTR. The average improvement to MTTR Moogsoft provides is 50%. Moogsoft’s algorithms automatically reduce the “haystack” of data to make anomalies obvious to DevOps practitioners and SREs. The built-in processes of deduplication and correlation quickly finds the needle: probable root cause of the issue degrading the customer experience. The adaptive detector is useful for metrics with consistent ranges in normal conditions. Threshold detector is useful with fixed thresholds for normal vs. anomalous behavior. Moogsoft selects the best approach and allows teams to override and manually select an algorithmic or rule-based approach.

    - DevOps practitioners and SREs can easily integrate data from any tool they’re already using. Custom integrations are easily enabled with REST API and webhook, tools that let teams call, retrieve, and update data or call actions. Moogsoft’s inbound Metrics API provides an endpoint where teams can send time-series metrics from monitoring services for correlation by Moogsoft. The inbound Events API provides an endpoint to receive events from monitoring tools that publish event data in JSON format, and custom integrations enable full observability to ensure apps remain available.

    - Moogsoft enables custom outbound integrations with webhook for collaboration to integrate tools they already use. Teams get instant, correlated updates for rapid response to incidents. Additionally, Workflow Engine presents an easy-to-use interface that does not require scripting knowledge to add custom logic for event, alert, enrichment and situation processing, and to define actions within the workflow.

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  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform - Red Hat, Inc.

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform enables customers to move away from do-it-yourself, siloed approaches and to improve ROI. It includes all of the tooling needed for building, deploying, and managing end-to-end automation at scale. Ansible Automation Platform makes it possible for users across an organization to share, vet, and manage automation content by means of a simple, powerful, and agentless technical implementation. IT managers can provide guidelines on how automation is applied to individual teams. Meanwhile, automation creators retain the freedom to write tasks that use existing knowledge, without the operational overhead of conforming to complex tools and frameworks. The latest version of Ansible Automation Platform was fully restructured for a hybrid cloud-native world, making it easier for IT teams to address automation needs at scale across varied environments and systems in a standardized way. It added self-contained automation capabilities, while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle. Its flexible foundation, tools, services and capabilities offer a whole new level of customization and control that expands the boundaries of what is possible for enterprises. Ansible Automation Platform 2 helps extend the role of an automator across the IT organization with its cloud-native architecture and new collaboration and developer tools for creating, testing, distributing and managing automation content. Ansible Automation Platform is utilized by 100% of airlines, 82% of commercial banks and 65% of media and technology companies in the Fortune 500. Red Hat also introduced Ansible Content Collections to package certified Ansible content, such as modules, plugins, documentation and playbooks, making it even easier for users to manage, consume and deploy automation solutions. Today, there are more than 100 supported partner platforms enabled by Ansible Content Collections, nearly doubling in just a year. Red Hat’s growing catalog of ready-to-use, certified Ansible content is a testament to the power of automation and the real results seen by users.

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