It’s fair to say that almost everyone is using the cloud for something these days, but there are still plenty of under utilized cloud-based tools for small business.
Mitch Wainer, CMO of DigitalOcean, a New York-based cloud server and hosting provider, gives us his list of six cloud-based tools your business should be using.
- GitHub - Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects. GitHub is the best way
- Bitbucket - Store all of your Git and source code in one place. Includes issue tracking, wiki, pull requests, unlimited repositories and is free for the first 5 users.
- Vagrant - Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Run a single command — "vagrant up" — and sit back as Vagrant puts together your complete development environment. Say goodbye to the "works on my machine" excuse as Vagrant creates identical development environments for everyone on your team.
- New Relic - New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
- Cloud 66 - Cloud66 is the easiest way to deploy, monitor and manage your Ruby on Rails applications on your servers or your cloud.
- Capistrano - Open source tool written in Ruby for running scripts on multiple servers; its main use is deploying web applications. It automates the process of making a new version of an application available on one or more web servers, including supporting tasks such as changing databases.