11 Common Tools for Your DevOps Team | Tech News

DevOps is revolutionizing the way enterprises deliver apps to the market by blending software development and information technology operations. This convergence creates an assembly line for the cloud, as Tim Erlin wrote for The State of Security, by increasing the rate at which companies can develop apps and deliver them to users.

The DevOps process involves intensive work, with engineers constantly on the lookout for new tools. The only problem is that there are so many options out there. To save teams time, here are 11 common tools for your DevOps team.

1. Ansible


enables IT admins to automate parts of their daily tasks with ease. Enterprises that use Ansible can benefit from increased accountability and compliance in their IT environments as well as innovation and collaboration among employees. Organizations can also take Ansible one step further with Tower, which adds control, security and other capabilities.

2. Docker


integrates into any environment and provides full stack portability for apps. The framework comes with lightweight containers that enterprises can combine to build secure, safer applications. Organizations may also choose the Enterprise Edition, which streamlines app development and production across locations running Windows and Linux.

Learn how Tripwire Enterprise can protect your Docker containers here.

3. Chef


is a platform designed to help organizations manage their infrastructure. The Chef Server stores an enterprise’s “cookbooks” along with the details pertaining to every “node” on which the Chef client runs. Chef helps organizations manage all their on-premises and cloud environments as well as deploy compliance audits with a click.

Click here to learn how Tripwire and Chef work together.

4. GIT

As a version control system (VCS) tool, Git helps developers manage their projects with speed and efficiency. It’s free and open-source, which means anyone can use it. One of its signature features is a branching model that allows developers to create multiple local branches. Developers can then merge, create, or delete these branches as their infrastructure evolves.

5. Jenkins

Jenkins is another automation server that supports developers as they build, deploy and automate their projects. Users can employ Jenkins as a continuous integration (CI) server or leverage it for continuous delivery (CD). Easy to install and configure, the platform is customizable with nearly every type of CI and CD utility via more than 1,000 plugins.


The focus of JIRA is to streamline the collaborative efforts of software teams. Teams can use the tool to distribute tasks to each and every member. They can then leverage JIRA’s real-time, visual data to track their goals and improve their overall performance. JIRA synchronizes with more than 3,000 apps, so there’s no need for concern about integration with this tool, either.

7. New Relic

More than 16,000 customers use New Relic to innovate with visibility across their infrastructure. A comprehensive tool for data organization, visualization, and evaluation, New Relic enables developers to build apps for any language in any environment. Dashboards track those applications and help deliver insights into how enterprises can optimize their technology stack.

8. SolarWinds

A suite of IT management products, SolarWinds is designed to help organizations manage their dynamic IT environments. More than 250,000 customers use these tools to reduce costs, scale, and evolve as their business grows. SolarWinds boasts nearly 30 different solutions specializing in network management, IT security and compliance and monitoring the cloud.

9. Splunk

Splunk is a platform that offers solutions designed with security, IT service intelligence and user behavior analytics in mind. Customers can customize their Splunk experience with hundreds of apps available directly from Splunk, its partners, and the Splunkbase community. This explains why 85 Fortune 100 companies were using Splunk as of the company’s last count.

Find out how to use Splunk and Tripwire Enterprise together here.

10. Tripwire Enterprise

Customers can integrate Tripwire Enterprise into their DevOps model and use the solution’s file integrity capabilities to detect and judge change. This allows organizations to prioritize security risks against their files and assure the integrity of security configurations. Alternatively, firms can use ExpertOps if they’d like a SaaS offering with built-in security controls.

11. Visual Studio

Visual Studio allows enterprises to create computer programs like applications and services for machines running Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, the web and the cloud. The IDE platform covers the entire software development and production lifecycle, empowering developers to write their programs, debug and test them and release the software to the market.

A Balanced Equation: DevOps Tools and Culture

Tools are essential for organizations to streamline their software development. But utilities are just part of the equation. The combined culture of DevOps and security allows organizations to redefine their operations and engineering so that otherwise disparate teams can work together, help the enterprise grow and realize forward-thinking goals. This balanced mix of tools and culture is what DevSecOps, and DevOps more generally, needs to be about going forward.

To learn how Tripwire helps to drive DevSecOps in organizations, click here.

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