A guide to DevOps tools
BlazeMeter: BlazeMeter aims to fill an important gap missing in the Continuous Delivery pipeline: performance testing. The company helps keep up with demands modern software delivery teams have to deal with by making load and performance testing part of every workflow. The BlazeMeter solution features the ability to run load tests with real browsers, load-test from anywhere, receive real-time reporting and analytics, easily create tests, and integrate with other solutions.

CA Technologies: Comprised of the CA Application Test, CA Mobile Cloud, CA Release Automation and CA Service Virtualization solutions, the CA Continuous Delivery product portfolio addresses the wide range of capabilities (from pre-production to release) necessary to compete in today’s evolving digital economy. CA’s highly flexible, integrated solutions allow organizations to fully embrace the evolving requirements of the software-driven business landscape, enabling rapid development, automated testing, and seamless release of mission-critical applications.

JetBrains: TeamCity is a continuous integration and deployment server from JetBrains which takes moments to set up, shows your build results on-the-fly, and works out of the box. It will make sure your software gets built, tested, and deployed, and you get notified about that appropriately, in any way you choose. TeamCity integrates with all major development frameworks, version control systems, issue trackers, IDEs, and cloud services, providing teams with an exceptional experience of a well-built tool.

Microsoft: Visual Studio Team Services, Microsoft’s cloud-hosted DevOps service, offers Git repositories; agile planning; build automation for Windows, Linux and Mac; cloud load testing; Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment to Windows, Linux and Microsoft Azure; application analytics; and integration with third-party DevOps tools. Visual Studio Team Services supports any development language and is based on Team Foundation Server. It also integrates with Visual Studio and other popular code editors. Visual Studio Team Services is free to the first five users on a team, or to users with MSDN.

XebiaLabs: XebiaLabs’ enterprise-scale Continuous Delivery and DevOps software provides companies with the visibility, automation and control they need to deliver software better, faster and with less risk. Global market leaders rely on XebiaLabs software to meet the increasing demand for accelerated and more-reliable software releases. For more information, please visit www.xebialabs.com.

Atlassian: Bamboo offers first-class support for the “delivery” aspect of Continuous Delivery, tying automated builds, tests and releases together in a single workflow. It gives developers, testers, build engineers, and systems administrators a common space to work and share information while keeping sensitive operations like production deploys locked down. Bamboo puts branches under test automatically (as well as merges), and deploys them according to your team’s processes. It also boasts the best JIRA and Stash integration.

Chef: Chef Enterprise delivers a shared repository of code for automating applications and resources. The solution provides a way for development and operations teams to collaborate and move at the speed of the market. It includes role-based access control, centralized reporting, activity monitoring, an enhanced management console, and multi-tenancy.

CloudBees: CloudBees the Enterprise Jenkins Company, is the continuous delivery (CD) leader. CloudBees provides solutions that enable DevOps teams to respond rapidly to the software delivery needs of the business. Building on the strength of Jenkins, the world’s most popular open source continuous delivery hub and ecosystem, the CloudBees Jenkins Platform provides a wide range of CD solutions that meet the unique security, scalability and manageability needs of enterprises. The CloudBees Jenkins Platform supports many of the world’s largest and most business-critical deployments.

Dynatrace: Dynatrace offers products to help DevOps teams build reliable apps faster through collaboration. Dynatrace Application Monitoring detects problems in production, traces transactions, pinpoints end-user issues, provides code-level visibility, eliminates false alarms, and is designed for Continuous Delivery processes. Dynatrace User Experience Management provides crash reports and performance and usage analytics in order for teams to gain insights to help reduce software errors and enhance performance.

Electric Cloud: Electric Cloud is a leader in enterprise Continuous Delivery and DevOps automation, helping organizations deliver better software faster by automating and accelerating build, test and deployment processes at scale. Industry leaders like Cisco, E-Trade, Gap, GE, Qualcomm and SpaceX use Electric Cloud’s solutions to boost software productivity. The ElectricFlow DevOps Automation Platform provides end-to-end control and visibility across shared resources and tool chains, allowing teams to release software faster and more predictably.

HPE: HPE’s DevOps services and solutions focus on people, process and tool-chain aspects for adoption and implementing DevOps at large-scale enterprises. Continuous Delivery and Deployment are essential elements of HPE’s DevOps solutions, enabling Continuous Assessment of applications throughout the software delivery cycle to deliver rapid and frequent application feedback to teams. Moreover, the DevOps solution helps IT operations support rapid application delivery (without any downtime) by supporting a Continuous Operations model.

Micro Focus (formerly Borland): Micro Focus offers solutions to help businesses successfully implement DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Silk Central allows users to gain control, collaboration and traceability across all areas of software testing. Atlas is Micro Focus’ agile requirements delivery platform that enables development teams to gather and define business requirements in alignment with agile delivery. StarTeam Agile provides support for Scrum-based sprint planning, backlog management and tracking.

Puppet Labs: Puppet Enterprise is IT automation software that gives the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage infrastructure, on-premises or in the cloud. It automates tasks at all stages of the IT infrastructure life cycle, including discovery, provisioning, OS and app configuration management, orchestration, and reporting. It includes event inspection, supported modules, role-based access control, certification management, and cloud provisioning.

Serena Software: Serena Deployment Automation bridges the DevOps gap by simplifying and automating deployments and supporting Continuous Delivery. With Deployment Automation, teams can deliver efficient, reliable and high-quality software faster while reducing cycle times and providing feedback. Features include the ability to manage test and production environments, deployment pipeline automation, tool-chain integration, inventory tracking, the ability to create and visualize end-to-end deployment processes, and a reliable and repeatable process.

Tasktop: Tasktop integrates the tools that software delivery teams use to build great software. Tasktop Sync provides fully automated, enterprise-grade synchronization among the disparate life-cycle management tools used in software development and delivery organizations. It allows practitioners in various disciplines to collaborate on the artifacts and work items they create while operating in their tool of choice. This enhances efficiency, visibility and traceability across the entire software development and delivery life cycle. Tasktop Data collects real-time data from these tools, creating a database of cross-tool life-cycle data and providing unparalleled insight into the health of the project.

TechExcel: DevSuite helps organizations manage and standardize development and releases via agile development methods and complete traceability. We understand the importance of rapid deployment and are focused on helping companies make the transition over to DevOps. To do this, we have partnered with many automation tools for testing and Continuous Integration, such as Ranorex and Jenkins, so that customers don’t have to look far to start utilizing these tools. Right out of the box, DevSuite will include these technologies. TechExcel is looking to eliminate additional costs from buying other third-party modules by offering a complete solution to support DevOps.