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Top DevOps Tools Used by IT Professionals

Posted by Lesa Moné on March 27, 2018
Below is the complete list of the top DevOps tools that you need to know in 2018. Before diving into the list, you should know exactly what DevOps is. DevOps and agile development are two ways to prepare for digital transformation.  Both methods speed up times to market, change company culture, and enable continuous delivery. However, agile development can bring added complexity to an already intricate application landscape. 

DevOps teams, although bringing beneficial speed and agility, also have the tendency to develop applications that are poorly architected. This can lead to excessive technical debt from one sprint to another. That's why it is important to utilize the best DevOps tools on the market. Check out the top DevOps tools list below. 




Selenium is a suite of tools to automate web browsers across many platforms. Selenium's benefits:

  • Testing
  • Record-Playback
  • Automates browsers
  • Remote Control
  • Data crawling
  • Supports end-to-end testing
  • Easy setup


Top DevOps Tools for COntainers and Orchestration


With Docker's open source project, any company can pack, ship and run applications as a lightweight container. Why Docker has made the list of top DevOps tools:

  • Rapid integration and build up
  • Isolation
  • Open source
  • Testa­bil­i­ty and re­pro­ducibil­i­ty
  • Lightweight
  • Standardization
  • Scalable
  • Upgrading / down­grad­ing / ap­pli­ca­tion versions
  • Security
  • Private PaaS environments


Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. Why is Kubernetes a part of this list? Many reasons:
  • Simple and powerful
  • Open source
  • Backed by Google
  • The right abstractions
  • Scale services
  • Replication controller
  • Simple
  • Cheap
  • Permission management 



Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud. What top IT leaders love about Chef:
  • Dynamic and idempotent server configuration
  • Reusable components
  • Integration testing with Vagrant
  • Repeatable
  • Mock testing with Chefspec
  • Can package cookbooks to guarantee repeatability
  • Works with AWS
  • Has marketplace where you get readymade cookbooks
  • Mature product with great community support
Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights. Other benefits include:
  • Customer clickstreams and transactions
  • Network activity
  • Call records 


New Relic

New Relic provides SaaS application performance management for Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, and Node.js Apps. New Relic's attributes that landed it on the top DevOps tools list:

  • Easy setup
  • Incredibly powerful
  • Awesome visualization
  • Ease of use
  • Great UI
  • Free tier
  • Great tool for insights
  • Heroku Integration
  • Market leader


Uptime and performance monitoring made easy. Why people like Pingdom:
  • Simple and reliable
  • Monitoring your websites
  • Easy to use dashboard
  • Email, text & twitter alerts
  • Free tier
  • Performance data
  • Detailed Reports
  • Email Reports
  • Mobile App
  • Root Cause Analysis 

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