Couchbase announced a broad range of enhancements to its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella™.
DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their recommendation on a key technology required for DevOps. Part 3 of the list covers continuous delivery.
Start with 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps - Part 1
Start with 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps - Part 2
14. CONTINUOUS DELIVERY (CD)
It is extremely important for DevOps teams to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline in which they have complete confidence to help them deliver quality software efficiently and faster.
Senior Director, Strategy & Marketing, DevOps, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Read Ashish Kuthiala's blog: DevOps Must-Have Tool - Continuous Delivery
It is often initially overlooked, but DevOps won’t scale and will always be just a collection of disconnected processes without a robust (Continuous Delivery) pipeline orchestration tool. Whatever languages your technology is written in, whatever architectures you prefer, what platform or runtime type you have: you need to define, execute and track how your application gets from your source code repo and into production, and in a way that allows you to figure out where the bottlenecks are and what you need to do to eliminate them.
VP of DevOps Strategy, XebiaLabs
Continuous delivery (CD) is a DevOps enabler which provides the repeatability and reliability to rapidly deliver software and infrastructure from development to operations with the confidence it meets requirements and is stable, safe, and secure. In CD this is achieved through aggressive automation of the activities required to build, validate, test and deploy the software and infrastructure. A DevOps automation engine should have the following attributes: integration with a large range of development and delivery tools, extensibility to adopt emerging tools and technology, the ability to scale across multiple teams and work groups and handle the resulting load and finally the ability to report and have traceability across development and delivery activities. Without an automation tool organizations end up with point-to-point integrations, manual hand-offs, maintenance overhead, and delivery pipelines absent the repeatability and reliability and required for DevOps.
DevOps Practitioner, CloudBees
15. ARTIFACT REPOSITORY
DevOps requires a universal artifact repository. Automatically deploying and resolving the artifacts in the CI/CD process is a basic requirement for DevOps. DevOps, being one of the main drivers of "hardware as a software" revolution, dramatically increases the quantity of binary artifacts we deal with every day. Managing this "haystack of binaries" with an artifact repository is the only way to find the "needle" – the artifact that complies with requirements and passed QA, for example, or to trace an artifact back to its source. The ability of your artifact repository to attach metadata to artifacts and to query this metadata is essential. DevOps requires automation, and there is no automation without a comprehensive REST API and a full fledged query language.
Developer Advocate, JFrog
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16. REST API
Successful DevOps drives automation and economics to a new level by capturing, understanding and independently achieving application or user intent. The must-have instrument for this interactive automation is an intent-based RESTful API, that makes DevOps is declarative, scale-invariant and composable, and decouples application provisioning from physical infrastructure management.
Head of Product Management, Datera
17. SOURCE CODE MANAGEMENT
As the mission-critical heartbeat supporting web/mobile transactional applications, mainframes cannot be overlooked in modern development. In spite of its strengths, mainframe users need tools that advance the platform to keep pace with DevOps. One example is source code management (SCM) systems, which now help DevOps teams achieve unprecedented speed on the mainframe, through new capabilities like concurrent development on single systems; integration with continuous delivery and integrating work across both mainframe and non-mainframe code bases.
President and CEO, Compuware
18. RELEASE AUTOMATION
DevOps professionals on IT Central Station have recently written over 30 product reviews of release automation tools. Reviewers talk about how the best-in-class release automation tools help them achieve zero-touch deployment and support continuous deployment.
Founder and CEO, IT Central Station
Read Russell Rothstein's latest blog on DEVOPSdigest: DevOps RoundUp from Real Users of CA, HPE and IBM
The absolute must have tool for Devops success is release automation. Agile and DevOps are joined at the hip, agile knocks down the barriers that traditionally slow down development. DevOps automates agile approaches and lets code move quickly from development to production including testing, integration and deployment but in the jungle of the tool chain and different application technology stacks without the need to orchestrate across the tool chain and automate within the tool chain Devops will fail.
ARA Evangelist, Automic Software
Container tools are essential enablers for DevOps, enabling application portability between development and production environments. Containers also allow developers to implement DevOps automation using container features. Everything that you can get from PaaS tools, you can get for free with containers and at a much lower cost in terms of complexity and vendor limitations.
Read Joan Wrabetz's blog: More Must-Have DevOps Tools
20. MICRO SERVICES
While not a requirement in order to implement DevOps, using Micro services can really improve the feasibility of DevOps automation. Micro services are designed to be self-contained and separately modifiable. This makes them easy to push from development to deployment without a large amount of integration testing.
Read 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps - Part 4, covering QA and testing.
Remote.It release of Docker Network Jumpbox to enable zero trust container access for Remote.It users.
Platformatic launched a suite of new enterprise-grade products that can be self-hosted on-prem, in a private cloud, or on Platformatic’s managed cloud service:
Parasoft announced the release of C/C++test 2023.1 with complete support of MISRA C 2023 and MISRA C 2012 with Amendment 4.
Rezilion announced the release of its new Smart Fix feature in the Rezilion platform, which offers critical guidance so users can understand the most strategic, not just the most recent, upgrade to fix vulnerable components.
Zesty has partnered with skyPurple Cloud, the public cloud operations specialists for enterprises.
With Zesty, skyPurple Cloud's customers have already reduced their average monthly EC2 Linux On-Demand costs by 44% on AWS.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain, a solution that enhances resilience to software supply chain vulnerabilities.
Mirantis announced Lens Control Center, to enable large businesses to centrally manage Lens Pro deployments by standardizing configurations, consolidating billing, and enabling control over outbound network connections for greater security.
Red Hat announced new capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift AI.
Pipedrive announced the launch of Developer Hub, a centralized online app development platform for technology partners and developers.
Delinea announced the latest version of Cloud Suite, part of its Server PAM solution, which provides privileged access to and authorization for servers.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Service Interconnect, simplifying application connectivity and security across platforms, clusters and clouds.
Teleport announced Teleport 13, the latest version of its Teleport Access Platform to enhance security and reduce operational overhead for DevOps teams responsible for securing cloud infrastructure.
Kasten by Veeam announced the release of its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform.
Red Hat announced Red Hat Developer Hub, an enterprise-grade, unified and open portal designed to streamline the development process through a supported and opinionated framework.