Monitoring Open Source Software Key for DevOps Shops


Monitoring open source software is crucial, as enterprise IT shops increasingly fold it into application development and use it to automate application deployment.  It was once rare to monitoropen source software, as enterprises would frequently place a blanket ban on software under General Public License (GPL). Nowadays, such a ban amounts to saying, “We’re not looking for ways to save money and be flexible,” said Jay Lyman, analyst at 451 Research.

Open source software has risen from also-ran to prominence as the DevOps movement grows. Manypopular tools used in DevOps pipelines — such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, Jenkins, Travis, Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, to name a few — are open source.

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