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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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In this chapter, we covered some of the advanced networking features provided by the Nuage VSP SDN solution and also touched upon some of the other SDN solutions that are available on the market. Having read this chapter, you should now be familiar with the Nuage SDN controller and understand the rich set of features an SDN controller can bring to OpenStack and the private cloud.

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The role of the network engineer is undergoing its biggest evolution in years, so businesses cannot simply implement new technology and expect faster delivery without dealing with people and cultural issues. CTOs have a responsibility to set their networking...