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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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Containers have been said to be a major disruptor of the virtualization market. Gartner have predicted the following:

"By 2018, more than 50-60% of new workloads will be deployed into containers in at least one stage of the application life cycle".

This is based on Gartner's analysis of the IT market, so this is a bold statement, but if it comes to fruition, it will prove to be a huge cultural shift in the way applications are deployed, in the same way virtualization was before it.

In this chapter, we showed that containers can help organizations deploy their microservice architectures and analyzed the internal mechanics and benefits that containers bring. The key benefits are portability, speed of deployment, elastic scalability, isolation and maximization of different resources, performance control, limited attack vector, and support for multiple networking types.

Aside from the benefits containers bring, this chapter looked at the Docker tool and illustrated how the Docker workflow...