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The 10 Coolest DevOps Tools Of 2021 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

CRN takes a look at a sampling of some of the coolest DevOps tools so far this year.

CircleCI

CircleCI (CI as in “continuous integration,” a DevOps practice of merging code changes regularly into a central repository before running automated builds and tests) offers a platform to save developers time and resources with a customizable fleet of CI and continuous delivery (CD) machines, in the cloud or self-hosted.

In May, San Francisco-based CircleCI announced the close of a $100 million Series F round of financing, bringing the total to $315.5 million since 2011. On the same day, CircleCI announced the acquisition of Dutch release orchestration platform Vamp.

In March, CircleCI announced a preview of new capabilities thanks to a new Arm compute build fleet running on AWS Graviton2. The news allows developers to build and run Arm-based applications with almost no spin-up time, the company announced at the time.

A month earlier, CircleCI introduced new platform updates to increase control, protection and privacy for users. The company added the ability for developers to create private “orbs” to help automate repeated processes with reusable packages of YAML configuration and share configuration within an organization.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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