Essential Open Source DevOps Projects

We always care about the Development Process and Information Technology Infrastructure projects. DevOps is the concept for involving in Open Source Software Developer and Information Technology process of development of the Business. In the Industry some of the best projects are there for the better software development process and IT business process. Below some of the projects listed with details what they provide to the developer.

No Open Source DevOps Projects
1 Chef
2 Puppet
3 Ansible
4 SaltStack
5 Docker
6 Kubernetes
7 Jenkins
Essential Open Source DevOps Projects
Essential Open Source DevOps Projects


In real-time of software, we always feared about the how the process going on for the project. Is the project complete works or not ? Chef gives you all the powerful configuration management tool to automate all the process of deployment and managing the application network. Chef works across platforms like AWS, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, etc. Users of Chef include Facebook, Disney, Airbnb, and Mozilla.


Puppet is a most popular DevOps project that competes with Chef. Puppet Enterprise is an automation software that automates the provisioning, configuration, and management of servers, networks, and storage devices. Puppet is used by CERN, Wikimedia, Mozilla, Reddit, Oracle, and PayPal.


Ansible is simpler IT automation software.

  • Configuration management
  • Application Deployment
  • Cloud Provisioning
  • Ad hoc task-execution
  • Multimode Orchestration

Ansible was recently acquired by Red Hat and is seen as Red Hat’s answer to Puppet and Chef, giving the company their own tool for the stack. Recently Ansible gained the capability to also automate network infrastructure using SSH and APIs.


SaltStack (Salt) compare with all three products mentioned above. Salt treats infrastructure as code and automates the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale.

SaltStack also offers support subscriptions and professional services SaltStack Enterprise customer and Salt Open users.


Container technology has been around for quite some time, but Docker popularized it to an extent that it has sort of become a revolution.

Go to any Linux conference these days, and you’ll hear container talk everywhere like the docker.

Docker allowed developers to package, ship and run any application as a lightweight container that can easily move across platforms.

Docker containers are hardware and platform agnostic, which means you can run them anywhere from your dirt cheap laptop to your monstrous mainframe.


Kubernetes is a great example of a big company turning a byproduct of their operations into a product.

Kubernetes is what Google internally uses to manage a cluster of containers spread across multiple nodes.

As a container management solution, Kubernetes enables DevOps by controlling containerized applications across nodes.

It provides a very efficient mechanism to deploy, maintain, and scale applications.


The widely-known Jenkins project is a continuous integration tool that automates the integration of the commits made to the current code base into the mainline.

It’s widely used for building new projects, for running tests for detecting bugs, for code analysis, and then for deployment.

Also published on Medium.

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