State of DevOps Tools 2018

Agile Development: The State of DevOps Tools in 2018

Last week, XebiaLabs, a provider of DevOps tools, received $100 million Series B funding from Accel Partners. The investment continues a trend of major investments in the growing DevOps space, a market expected to reach $8.8 billion by 2023.

DevOps is an appealing market since today’s software industry is increasingly placing an emphasis on rapid iteration and testing. Unless you’re Apple, Inc., most companies don’t practice traditional waterfall deployment methods.

Without customers chomping at the bit for the newest version of your product, there’s no real demand for large-scale updates. Instead, companies are focusing on continuously fine-tuning their products.

As user data grows, companies can better understand how customers are using the product. Heat maps and user monitoring tools help collect that information, while companies can test new user roadmaps, features and content.

What is DevOps?


Agile development is faster and closer to the user. It’s more than a singular solution; it’s an overarching philosophy that brings teams together. Development, management and operations are traditionally siloed, but DevOps bridges the gap.

These agile processes allow collaborating teams to optimize productivity and deliver more fine-tuned solutions to end users. From a technical aspect, continuous delivery allows for rapid development, deployment and release processes. But it brings with it an inclusive culture, crossing departments and engaging employees.

The process requires multiple tools from varying software categories. On the development side, agile development utilizes all products in the Continuous Delivery category and its related subcategories to support continuous deployment, integration and build automation.

Select 2017/2018 DevOps funding list

Funding DateCompanyFunding AmountInvestors
Sunday, February 11, 2018XebiaLabs$100,000,000Accel Partners and Susquehanna Growth Equity
January 17, 2018CircleCI$31,000,000Top Tier Capital Partners
Wednesday, January 3, 2018AppNetaundisclosedRubicon Technology Partners
Tuesday, December 12, 2017BuildSupplyundisclosedGREE Ventures and 5 other investors
Tuesday, November 14,$23,000,00083North and 3 other investors
Sunday, November 5, 2017LogDNA$7,000,000Initialized Capital
Monday, October 30, 2017BlueprintundisclosedVistara Capital Partners
Sunday, October 22, 2017Blue Medora$8,000,000eLab Venturesand 3 other investors
Sunday, October 8, 2017Gitlab$20 millionGV
Wednesday, October 4, 2017Pensa Networks$4,000,000March Capital Partners
Monday, October 2, 2017Kuberiter$50,000Seed
Saturday, September 30, 2017Asayer€300,000Seed
Monday, September 18, 2017Aqua Security$25,000,000Lightspeed VenturePartnersand3 other investors
Thursday, September 14, 2017Sparta Global£4,000,000Key Capital Partners
Thursday, August 31, 2017KontenaundisclosedInReach Ventures
Tuesday, August 22, 2017Skytap$45,000,000GoldmanSachs
Monday, August 21, 2017Intelliment SecuritySecurityFinchCapital
Monday, July 31, 2017Botmetric$3,000,000Ankur Jain and 10 other investors
Tuesday, July 4, 2017DBmaestro$4,500,000iAngels and 3 otherinvestors
Saturday, July 1, 2017Spotinst$15,000,000IntelCapital and 2 other investors
Monday, June 26, 2017Codemotion€1,500,000Invitalia Ventures and 2 other investors
Sunday, June 25, 2017Julia Computing$910,000Grant
Thursday, June 22, 2017Julia ComputingundisclosedMicrosoftAccelerator London
Sunday, June 18, 2017Julia Computing$4,600,000Founder Collective and General Catalyst
Thursday, June 15, 2017CaicloudundisclosedMicrosoft Accelerator Shanghai
Wednesday, May 31, 2017Evident.ioundisclosedIn-Q-Tel
Monday, May 8, 2017UBiqubeundisclosedFortinet and 2 otherinvestors
Tuesday, May 2, 2017Loom Systems$6,000,00031Ventures Global Innovation Fund and 2 other investors
April 26, 2017OverOps$30,000,000Lightspeed
Sunday, April 16, 2017CM FirstGroup$1,200,000Capital Factory and 2 other investors
Thursday, April 13, 2017Tasktop$11,300,000AVX Partners
Wednesday, April 12, 2017ClearDATA$12,000,000Excel Venture Management and 5 other investors
Tuesday, April 4, 2017Portworx$20,000,000GE Ventures and 2 other investors
Wednesday, March 15, 2017Levvel$3,000,000Unknown
Sunday, March 5, 2017Caicloud$6,000,000Cybernaut Venture Capital and Matrix Partners China
Sunday, February 12, 2017Electric Cloud$11,000,000Bridge Bank and Wellington Financial
Wednesday, February 8,$22,000,000BainCapital and 3 other investors
Wednesday, January 25, 2017Loom SystemsundisclosedMicrosoftAccelerator Tel Aviv
Wednesday, January 25, 2017CoScaleundisclosedMicrosoft Accelerator London
Tuesday, January 24, 2017SaltStackundisclosedPeakVentures and Service Provider Capital
Sunday, January 22, 2017Tricentis$165,000,000Insight Venture Partners and Wipro Ventures
Tuesday, January 17, 2017Split Software$8,000,000Accel Partners and 2 other investors

Select 2017/2018 DevOps acquisition list

Acquired CompanyPurchasing CompanyPriceDate
Unitas GlobalSolineaundisclosed amountMonday, February 5, 2018
CloudBeesCodeshipundisclosed amountTuesday, January 9, 2018
10th MagnitudeNorthwest Cadenceundisclosed amountSunday, January 7, 2018
SolarWindsLogglyundisclosed amountMonday, December 11, 2017
OnicaSturdyundisclosed amountThursday, November 30, 2017
Keywords StudioSperasoft$27,000,000Wednesday, November 29, 2017
AEON LearningAcadGild$10,000,000Wednesday, November 8, 2017
TalendRestletundisclosed amountWednesday, November 1, 2017
ALTEN Calsoft LabsPremier Logicundisclosed amountWednesday, October 25, 2017
NetrixIdeamineundisclosed amountWednesday, October 18, 2017
CiscoPerspicaundisclosed amountTuesday, September 19, 2017
PuppetDistelliundisclosed amountSunday, September 17, 2017
ManTechInfoZen$180,000,000Tuesday, September 12, 2017
ECS DigitalQAWorksundisclosed amountMonday, September 11, 2017
SunayuFractal Technologyundisclosed amountThursday, August 31, 2017
GeniumIceman Softworksundisclosed amountWednesday, August 16, 2017
NetAppGreenqloudundisclosed amountWednesday, July 26, 2017
TricentisFlood.ioundisclosed amountSunday, June 25, 2017
JFrogCloudMunchundisclosed amountWednesday, May 24, 2017
JFrogDimonundisclosed amountSunday, May 7, 2017
DeloitteStrut Digitalundisclosed amountMonday, April 24, 2017
CrossoverEngine Yardundisclosed amountMonday, March 20, 2017
HOSTINGStelligentundisclosed amountTuesday, February 28, 2017
BetsolRebitundisclosed amountTuesday, February 7, 2017
LightbendOpsClarityundisclosed amountTuesday, February 7, 2017

DevOps tools

Continuous delivery allows teams to release a project’s code at any time, making builds, tests and improvements a continuous process. Source code management systems provide many of the same benefits as CD tools, helping identify and remedy errors or security risks in original multiple of code.

The process becomes more direct and efficient. Team collaboration and agile project management tools remain a key component. With parts moving all over the place and employees working across teams, communication and accountability must be front and center.

XebiaLabs has two tools on G2 Crowd. XL Deploy is an enterprise-ready continuous deployment and release automation solution. The other is XL Release, a tool used to automate and orchestrate release pipelines. Only XL Deploy has been reviewed as of Feb. 13, 2018. Its two reviews average 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Top DevOps tools

These are the most highly rated DevOps tools in their respective categories based on user satisfaction ratings, according to G2 Crowd user reviews.

Continuous Deployment

  1. CircleCI
  2. Codeship
  3. Jenkins
  4. Travis CI
  5. Ansible

Continuous Integration

  1. CircleCI
  2. Travis CI
  3. Codeship
  4. Semaphore
  5. Jenkins

Configuration Management

  1. Ansible
  2. Apache Maven
  3. Octopus Deploy
  4. TeamCity
  5. Codenvy

Build Automation

  1. CircleCI
  2. Codeship
  3. Jenkins
  4. Travis CI
  5. Apache Maven

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