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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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The evolution of network security and debunking myths

As network engineers become accustomed to a flat layer 2 network and Spanning Tree protocol as discussed in Chapter 1, The Impact of Cloud on Networking, network security and approaches towards securing an enterprise network have become very mature and well understood by security teams over the years.

Most security engineers are well versed in the best practices that should be implemented when dealing with physical networks. A security team will normally look to implement a rigid set of security best practices on the network, which network teams must comply with, to pass necessary accreditations. But how applicable are these best practices when implementing software-defined networking?

It is fair to say that there is still a knowledge gap that exists regarding software-defined networking at the moment and there is a degree of fear and uncertainty of the unknown from security engineers and even some network engineers.

This chapter will hopefully...