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DevOps for Networking

By : Steven Armstrong
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DevOps for Networking

By: Steven Armstrong

Overview of this book

Frustrated that your company’s network changes are still a manual set of activities that slow developers down? It doesn’t need to be that way any longer, as this book will help your company and network teams embrace DevOps and continuous delivery approaches, enabling them to automate all network functions. This book aims to show readers network automation processes they could implement in their organizations. It will teach you the fundamentals of DevOps in networking and how to improve DevOps processes and workflows by providing automation in your network. You will be exposed to various networking strategies that are stopping your organization from scaling new projects quickly. You will see how SDN and APIs are influencing DevOps transformations, which will in turn help you improve the scalability and efficiency of your organizations networks operations. You will also find out how to leverage various configuration management tools such as Ansible, to automate your network. The book will also look at containers and the impact they are having on networking as well as looking at how automation impacts network security in a software-defined network.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
DevOps for Networking
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Chapter 1. The Impact of Cloud on Networking

This chapter will look at ways that networking has changed in the private data centers and evolved in the past few years. It will focus on the emergence of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public cloud and OpenStack for private cloud and ways in which this has changed the way developers want to consume networking. It will look at some of the networking services that AWS and OpenStack provide out of the box and look at some of the features they provide. It will show examples of how these cloud platforms have made networking a commodity much like infrastructure.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of cloud approaches

  • The difference between Spanning Tree networks and Leaf-Spine networking

  • Changes that have occurred in networking with the introduction of public cloud

  • The Amazon Web Services approach to networking

  • The OpenStack approach to networking