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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 3. Bringing DevOps to Network Operations

This chapter will switch the focus from technology to people and processes. The DevOps initiative was initially about breaking down silos between development and operations teams and changing companys' operational models. It will highlight methods to unblock IT staff and allow them to work in a more productive fashion, but these mindsets have since been extended to quality assurance testing, security, and now network operations. This chapter will primarily focus on the evolving role of the network engineer, which is changing like the operations engineer before them, and the need for network engineers to learn new skills that will allow network engineers to remain as valuable as they are today as the industry moves towards a completely programmatically controlled operational model.

This chapter will look at two differing roles, that of the CTO / senior manager and the engineer, discussing at length some of the initiatives that can be utilized...