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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 2. The Emergence of Software-defined Networking

This chapter will discuss the emergence of open protocols that have helped Software-defined Networking (SDN) solutions. It will focus specifically on the Nuage VSP SDN solution, which is an SDN platform from Nokia, formerly known as Alcatel-Lucent, which allows users to create a virtual overlay network. We will look at some of the scaling benefits and features Nuage VSP provides over and above the out of the box experience from AWS and OpenStack. It will articulate why these networking solutions have become a necessity for notoriously complex private cloud networks, by simplifying networking using software constructs while aiding automation of the network by providing a set of programmable APIs and SDKs.

This chapter will focus on the following topics in detail:

  • Why SDN solutions are necessary

  • How the Nuage SDN solution works

  • The integration of OpenStack with the Nuage VSP Platform

  • The Nuage VSP Software-defined object model

  • How the Nuage...