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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 10. The Impact of Containers on Networking

No modern IT book would be complete without a chapter on containers. In this chapter, we will look at the history of containers and the options currently available to deploy them. This chapter will look at the changes required to support running containers from a networking perspective. We will then focus on some of the technologies used to package containers, and how they can be incorporated into a Continuous Delivery process. Finally, we will focus on some of the orchestration tools that are being used to deploy containers.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of containers

  • Packaging containers

  • Container orchestration tools

  • How containers fit into continuous integration and delivery