The number of tools for IT Ops professionals to choose from is overwhelming. For this reason, we created the periodic table of IT Ops tools to better define, organize, and explain the IT Ops tooling landscape. It is our hope that it will help IT professionals find, explore, and choose tools for their future IT Ops stack.

In a portion of this table we dive into Software Deployment tools specifically. Below you will find a list of the top software deployment tools per the interactions we measure on the table.

What is Deployment?

To deploy (from the French deployer) is "to spread out or arrange strategically." Long used in the context of military strategy, it has now gained currency in information technology. In its IT context, deployment encompasses all the processes involved in getting new software or hardware up and running properly in its environment, including installation, configuration, running, testing, and making necessary changes. The word implementation is sometimes used to mean the same thing.

The best Deployment tools:


ElectricFlow is a software release and delivery automation platform, from company Electric Cloud. ElectricFlow enables teams to implement fast and adapt easily to gain insight and control over all types of releases – at any scale.


Jenkins is an open source automation server written in Java. Jenkins helps to automate the non-human part of the software development process, with continuous integration and facilitating technical aspects of continuous delivery.

MidVision RapidDeploy

MidVision RapidDeploy provides a highly secure and reliable build, release and deployment automation across complex multi-tier environments. It integrates with a number of technologies, and works across a large range of infrastructures, with tailored solutions available on demand.

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is a user-friendly release management and deployment automation system for professional .NET developers.

XL Deploy

XL Deploy is a release and deployment management tool. From its initial creation XL Deploy was specifically designed to be an “agentless” deployment automation solution, and to bypass the need for the scripting and workflows used by other tools in order to provide an easier way to deploy to complex environments. Additionally, in conjunction with a…

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