2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards
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The Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards recognize the top products, technologies and services in the essential areas of technology that Modern Infrastructure covers. The award-winning tools help run enterprise businesses with efficiency and insight -- whether they're used inside the data center or out.
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Judges have whittled down the list of submissions to the finalists below. Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced in early January in a special issue of Modern Infrastructure.
Entrants in the Best DevOps/System Management Product category offer a service, platform or tool that enables organizations to deliver and manage their IT operations in an agile, DevOps fashion.
The companies listed below are the finalists for the 2016 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards' best DevOps/System Management category.
(Product descriptions provided by vendor websites)
Ansible is the simplest solution for configuration management available….Ansible configurations are simple data descriptions of your infrastructure [and] requires nothing more than a password or SSH key in order to start managing systems… Ansible features an state-driven resource model that describes the desired state of computer systems and services.
Chef is the most robust IT automation platform. Chef allows businesses to create, deploy, and manage infrastructure, containers and applications quickly and at scale so they can deliver great experiences for customers.
Cloudbees Jenkins Platform
The CloudBees Jenkins Platform is the industry’s most proven, fully featured technology platform for implementing continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). CI and CD help you deliver better software faster by automating the software delivery lifecycle allowing faster delivery of new applications and features to meet the needs of organization.
Codeship is trusted by 65,000 software developers to automatically test and deploy their code daily. It’s easy to setup, enables rapid test and deploy times, speeding up time-to-market of code changes, all without having to worry about infrastructure.
Docker containers wrap up a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything it needs to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything you can install on a server. This guarantees that it will always run the same, regardless of the environment it is running in.
Jut is the ultimate feedback loop for Devops. Jut is a Developer Analytics Platform unifying logs, metrics and events in one streaming analytics platform to deliver monitoring, troubleshooting, visualization, analysis and alerting across all ops data.
Apache Mesos is the distributed systems kernel that helped Twitter kill the Fail Whale, that runs Airbnb’s critical infrastructure, and that powers Apple’s Siri - among others (Yelp, Groupon, Opentable, etc.). Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) is the first operating system for the datacenter - that builds on the Apache Mesos open source kernel, and makes it easy to install and manage.
Puppet Enterprise 2015.2 empowers teams with an industry first interactive node graph so IT teams can see where infrastructure models can be improved to reduce failures, improve recovery time and further enable collaboration–a key tenet of DevOps.
Rancher’s open source software platform reimagines infrastructure services and supercharges containers in production, providing developers collaborative tools for networking, service discovery, scheduling, storage management, load balancing, monitoring and resource management.
Ruxit Full Stack Monitoring
Ruxit is an all-in-one monitoring platform providing an integrated view on all aspects of monitoring from user experience to application to server and network monitoring. It’s unique smartscape technology automatically detects all application dependencies and learns normal behavior. In case of application problems the Ruxit Artificial Intelligence layer analyzes millions of dependencies to automatically analyze the root cause.