The number of tools for IT ops professionals to choose from is overwhelming. We created this periodic table of IT ops tools to better define, organize, and present 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.
With former chemists on the team, we tried to build in insights where we could. However, due to the limited scope of the table itself, time constraints, and the differing nature of the material, we were quite challenged to fit everything in the construct provided by the original periodic table.
One example of how we did this was by placing ITSM vendors such as ServiceNow, BMC, Solarwinds, Cherwell, and Ivanti in the Noble Gases. Their respective suites, and the individual tools of which they are composed, could easily have dominated the entire periodic table. For this reason we placed them in the Noble Gases to represent the fact that, in many ways, they offer a full service solution that renders them stable and inert. They rely very little on external tools provided by many vendors.
Please use the comments section to let us know what you think. We would love your ideas on how to make this table even better.