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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 practical initiatives, which when combined, will allow IT staff to implement successful DevOps models in their organization. Rather than just focusing on departmental issues, it has promoted using a set of practical strategies to change the day-to-day operational models that constrain teams. It also focuses on the need for network engineers to learn new skills and techniques in order to make the most of a new operational model and not become the bottleneck for delivery.

This chapter has provided practical real-world examples that could help senior managers and engineers to improve their own companies, emphasizing collaboration between teams and showing that networking departments is now required to automate all network operations to deliver at the pace expected by businesses.

Key takeaways from this chapter are that DevOps is not just about development and operations staff it can be applied to network teams. It is important to understand that before starting...