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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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Bottom-up DevOps initiatives for networking teams

Bottom-up DevOps initiatives are when an engineer, team leads, or lower management don’t necessarily have buy-in from the company to make changes to the operational model. However, they realize that although changes can’t be made to the overall incumbent operational model, they can try and facilitate positive changes using DevOps philosophies within their team that can help the team perform better and make their productivity more efficient.

When implementing DevOps initiatives from a bottom-up initiative, it is much more difficult and challenging at times as some individuals or teams may not be willing to change the way they work and operate as they don’t have to. But it is important not to become disheartened and do the best possible job for the business.

It is still possible to eventually convince upper management to implement a DevOps initiative using grass roots initiatives to prove the process brings real business benefits.