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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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Network security and Continuous Delivery

Network security should be improved when using automation to push network changes out to network devices, or to change the desired state of overlay networks. It should increase the visibility of changes, as all changes are done from a centralized process, with no exceptions.

Continuous delivery processes, by design, should allow security teams to see clearly which user committed a network change. When a change is pushed to network devices or SDN controllers using the Continuous Delivery process, it will allow easy roll back to a previous version if the security team don't approve of the changes. However, this is still very reactive and continuous integration and delivery processes should include compliance and security checks as part of the continuous integration and delivery process.

Having compliance checks as part of Continuous Delivery provides a lot of flexibility for network and security teams. This will enable security teams to utilize some...