Top DevOps On-Premises Tools

Sahil Khanna | Thursday July 20 2017

Despite a SaaS-only trend rising across IT vendors, on-premise deployment options are still required by leading enterprises

Top DevOps On-Premises Tools

Hosting services and deploying technologies in the cloud is advantageous for the obvious reasons – it allows for quick and easy configuration and management. Furthermore, updates can roll out automatically, users can access platforms from anywhere, and hardware resources aren’t a concern. Simply put, it’s lightweight.

A majority of the DevOps tools are now built to be cloud-native, yet, the most successful vendors are companies like Splunk ($8.45B), SolarWinds ($4.5B), and AppDynamics ($3.7B) – all of which offer on-premises deployment of their solutions.

So why is it that so many enterprise IT organizations still choose to use on-premises solutions?

Sending Monitoring Data to the Cloud still has Risks

Performance/Latency

“The public cloud is all about capacity, not performance,” explains Gary Thome of HP in his post, Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Public Cloud has Latency Issues! When an application is hosted on the public cloud, infrastructure is shared across a massive number of users. While the public cloud offers unlimited capacity, cost savings and flexibility, the model results in capped performance. Organizations, like DropBox, are returning from public cloud services to in-house data centers to avoid potential performance degradation and latency of data transfer.

Reliability

As we very well know from the Amazon S3 outage in February, the public cloud isn’t perfect. Because of “high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1”, some of the most widely-used services across the world were inaccessible.

Albeit, these reliability issues are not common, businesses that want full control over the availability of their solutions still choose to host those solutions on-premises.

Security

When all of your private data lives in a public cloud, highly sensitive information becomes vulnerable and attractive to breaching. Other risks include compromised credentials, hacked API’s, or even permanent data loss. Aside from the loss of business, security incidents could result in fines or lawsuits, depending on the policies of your organization.

Whether or not public cloud providers have overcome security challenges is a popular debate, however, each business is still responsible for protecting their data and many choose not to take that risk.

On-premises solutions are still the best way to ‘own your data’

Because of risks that still exist in the public cloud, many IT organizations prefer, or even require, on-premises solutions to support their DevOps teams.

As the name implies, on-premises deployment refers to installing and running software on local servers within the building of the organization using the software, rather than on a public cloud.

When I ran a monitoring survey at the 2015 AppSphere conference, nearly 70% of respondents reported that they prefer to deploy their tools on-premises. Speaking with enterprise IT professionals today, not much has changed. 

To simplify the search, here is a list of the top DevOps solutions with on-premises deployment options.

Technology Deployment Options
APM
AppDynamics On-Premises & SaaS
Dynatrace On-Premises & SaaS
CA  APM On-Premises & SaaS
Network
SolarWinds Network Management On-Premises
ExtraHop On-Premises & SaaS
ThousandEyes On-Premises
Riverbed SteelCentral On-Premises & SaaS
Infrastructure
Nagios On-Premises
Zenoss On-Premises & SaaS
ScienceLogic On-Premises & SaaS
Zabbix On-Premises
SolarWinds SRM On-Premises
Log
Splunk On-Premises & SaaS
ElasticSearch, Kibana, X-Pack On-Premises & SaaS
OverOps On-Premises & SaaS
vRealize LogInsight On-Premises
Event Management
Moogsoft On-Premises & SaaS
IBM Netcool On-Premises
CA Spectrum On-Premises
BMC BPPM/TrueSight On-Premises
 EMC Smarts On-Premises
HP OMi On-Premises
Configuration Management
Chef On-Premises & SaaS
Puppet On-Premises
 Ansible Tower On-Premises
Service Desk
ServiceNow ITSM On-Premises & SaaS
 BMC Remedy On-Premises & SaaS
JIRA On-Premises & SaaS

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Sahil Khanna

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Sahil Khanna is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Moogsoft, where he focuses on the emergence of Algorithmic IT Operations. In his free time, Sahil enjoys banging on drums and participating in high-stakes bets.

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Roberto Raguseo
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Hi Sahil, thank you for this post. So, do you belive the future of event management tools will be on-premise? I saw your survey, congratulations for that job! Do you have other sources (Gartner, Forrester etc.) that confirm this preference?
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Ranjit Shankar
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Thank you Sahil for this informative post. I believe that in the future majority of enterprise IT professional will prefer to deploy their tools on-premises, but what is the difference between private cloud based solutions and on-premises?

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