Ansible

A versatile orchestration engine that can automate systems and apps. Instead of a custom scripting language or code, it is very simple and shell based. It is also agent-less, so you can just start using it right away and get things done

     

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argo-cd

Argo CD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes.

     

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Basebox-Packer

A comprehensive set of Packer definitions. It has quite a collection of 64 bit and 32 bit images for Vagrant VirtualBox and VMWare. A good place to learn Packer definitions.

     

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Batou

Batou makes it easy to perform automated deployments. It combines Fabric's simplicty and SSH automation, with Puppet's declarative syntax and idempotence

     

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Bento

A modularized collection of Packer definitions for building machine images. A good place to start with Packer.

     

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Bolt

Bolt is an open source commandline tool for executing commands, scripts, and orchestrated workflows on remote systems using SSH and WinRM

     

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boot2docker

boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~24MB and boots in a couple of seconds. Can be used as a base OS when running your own PaaS with Docker, or other kind of deployments.

     

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Boxen

Boxen automates the entire process of setting up a Mac development environment. It can clone your project, install toolchains, apply security policies, clone your dotfiles and much more.

     

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Boxstarter

Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.

     

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Brooklyn

A Java based deployment tool, focused on both deployment as well as post-deploy lifecycle management. It is aware of network topologies, integrates with many cloud and PaaS APIs, and is designed to handle the entire roll-out

     

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Cloud Application Manager

Cloud Application Manager is a software-defined managed services orchestration platform that enables the configuration, deployment, management and automation of applications within public, private and hybrid IT environments.

     

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Capistrano

The Ruby equivalent of Fabric, Capistrano is a Ruby framework to configure and run deployment or system administration tasks on local or remote machines. It extends the Rake DSL to define tasks, and can group tasks by Roles.

     

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Cisco Cloud Center

Use Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) to more securely deploy and manage applications in data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. This application-centric cloud management solution helps you modernize your data center or add public cloud application deployment to your service offering.

     

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Cft

Cft watches as you make changes to your server, and then creates puppet manifests for the resulting actions. Simplifies creating puppet configuration.

     

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Chef

Configuration management tool which uses a pure-Ruby, domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration recipes. Supports Linux, UNIX, Windows, and AIX as first-class citizens for management.

     

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Chocolatey

Chocolatey is like apt-get for Windows. It can install packages and dependencies over the command line.

     

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Cloudify

Cloudify is a pure play, open source cloud orchestration and automation software. It's used for a variety of needs, from autonomous application management, to uses like NFV orchestration. It was built from the bottom up as a cloud orchestration framework, and is built to be pluggable to any infrastructure. Its also the most extensive implementation of TOSCA, which makes it completely technology agnostic.

     

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CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution.

     

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COBBLER

Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between many various commands and applications when deploying new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones. Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

     

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ConDep

ConDep is a open source infrastructure configuration and deployment DSL (Domain Specific Language) specifically targeted to (but not limited to) the Windows Server platform. If your familiar with tools like Chef and Puppet, ConDep does very much the same, but with native support for Windows.

     

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containerd

An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability

     

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CoreOS

CoreOS is an extremely lightweight base OS for Docker. It installs just a kernel, systemd and docker, and then you use Docker to pull in any service that you want. Can be used as a base OS when running your own PaaS with Docker, or other kind of deployments.

     

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CRI-O

CRI-O is an implementation of the Kubernetes CRI (Container Runtime Interface) to enable using OCI (Open Container Initiative) compatible runtimes. It is a lightweight alternative to using Docker as the runtime for kubernetes. It allows Kubernetes to use any OCI-compliant runtime as the container runtime for running pods. Today it supports runc and Kata Containers as the container runtimes but any OCI-conformant runtime can be plugged in principle. CRI-O supports OCI container images and can pull from any container registry. It is a lightweight alternative to using Docker, Moby or rkt as the runtime for Kubernetes.

     

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Deployinator

A simple, rack-based deployment framework

     

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Deploy Studio

An tools for re-imaging and provisioning OSX devices

     

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Docker

Docker uses LXC to create and manage native, sandboxed virtual containers. LXC containers acts like a separate OSes, can install their own packages without affecting anything else, and overall have almost the same flexibility of VMs but without any of the virtualization overhead! Docker adds a ton of features, like an elegant configuration file that automates many things (like port forwarding, disk/directory mounting, networking, etc), a way to create and share readymade images that can be distributed as appliances, etc.

     

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Dokku

It uses docker, git-receive and a few other lightweight and clever libraries to build a quick PaaS, all around just 100 lines of code! An excellent small tool to get started with PaaS systems. The same developer is creating a larger scale, production quality system called Flynn.

     

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FAI

Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is a tool for mass unattended deployment of Linux. You can take one or more virgin PCs, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed and completely configured.

     

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Flynn

From the creator of Dokku, Flynn is a full fledged, open source PaaS platform built on top of Docker. You just push code with a Procfile, and that’s it, Flynn immediately picks it up, provisions a Docker container and deploys the latest code! Its tagged as “the product that ops gives to developers”

     

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Foreman

A complete lifecycle management tool for servers, both self-hosted and in the cloud. It allows you to create and manage instances, build and deploy images, view and audit hosts, and much more! It works with Puppet or Chef, and has multiple interaction facilities like a web frontend, CLI and a RESTful API.

     

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Intelliment Security Policy Automation

Intelliment is a platform to allow enterprises to automate their network security policy management in order to help them better handle their security at scale and to respond faster to network threats

     

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Jenkins X

Jenkins X provides pipeline automation, built-in GitOps and preview environments to help teams collaborate and accelerate their software delivery at any scale.

     

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JAAS | Juju

Juju simplifies how you configure, scale and operate today’s complex software. Juju deploys everywhere: to public or private clouds.

     

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Kubernetes

Kubernetes is a system for managing containerized applications across multiple hosts, providing basic mechanisms for deployment, maintenance, and scaling of applications

     

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LXD

LXD is a next generation system container manager. It offers a user experience similar to virtual machines but using Linux containers instead. It's image based with pre-made images available for a wide number of Linux distributions and is built around a very powerful, yet pretty simple, REST API.

     

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minikube

minikube implements a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows.

     

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Nebula

Nebula is a Docker orchestration tool designed to manage massive scale distributed clusters

     

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NixOps

NixOps is a tool for deploying sets of NixOS Linux machines, either to real hardware or to virtual machines. It extends NixOS’s declarative approach to system configuration management to networks and adds provisioning.

     

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OpenNebula

An open source, scalable cloud operating system used for building private and hybrid clouds

     

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OpenStack

An open source, massively scalable cloud operating system used for building private and public clouds

     

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Orc

A model driven orchestration tool for deployment of application clusters

     

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OSV

An operating system for lightweight virtual machines, designed from ground-up to run a single application, similar to CoreOS

     

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Packer

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms (like VirtualBox, VMWare, EC2, DigitalOcean, etc) from a single configuration file.

     

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Podman

Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. Containers can either be run as root or in rootless mode. Simply put: `alias docker=podman`.

     

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Rancher

Rancher is open source software that provides a complete infrastructure platform for running Docker in production.

     

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Razor

Razor is next generation provisioning software that handles bare metal hardware and virtual server provisioning

     

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rtk

rkt is an application container engine developed for modern production cloud-native environments. It features a pod-native approach, a pluggable execution environment, and a well-defined surface area that makes it ideal for integration with other systems.

     

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SaltStack

Salt is a powerful and different approach to infrastructure management, by focusing on high speed communications between large number of systems, and can perform orchestration, remote code execution and much more.

     

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Shippable

CI/CD and DevOps automation platform with Docker support that simplifies provisioning, building, testing, and deploying any application anywhere.

     

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ShutIt

ShutIt is an automation platform. It makes it easy to create simple modular automation scripts that handle differing output, install software, log in and out of servers, capture output etc.. ShutItFiles are an extension to make it even easier for people to develop automation scripts.

     

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StackStorm

A platform for event-driven automation. StackStorm allows you to integrate and automate across services and tools. It ties together your existing infrastructure and application environment so you can more easily automate that environment -- with a particular focus on taking actions in response to events.

     

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Sunzi

A shell-based pure provisioning tool which doesn’t try to do anything else. Has no dependencies other than the shell

     

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tsuru

tsuru is an extensible and open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that makes application deployments faster and easier. Its built upon Docker and allows you easily manage and scale your applications.

     

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Vagrant

Vagrant is a cross platform tool to create, boot, configure and destroy development environments. It provides a simple configuration-based approach to take a base image, boot it up, provision it (using any other provisioners), SSH, port forward, and much more. It automates the process of booting up and configuring virtual machines. It supports various providers like VirtualBox, VMWare, AWS, LXC, etc.

     

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Weave

Weave creates a virtual network that connects Docker containers deployed across multiple hosts. Services provided by application containers on the weave network can be made accessible to the outside world, regardless of where those containers are running. Similarly, existing internal systems can be exposed to application containers irrespective of their location.

     

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werf

werf is CI/CD tool for building Docker images and delivering them to Kubernetes using a GitOps approach. It integrates with any existing CI systems including GitLab CI, GitHub Actions, etc.

     

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