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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 have looked at different networking operations that SDN controllers can help automate, and sought to debunk some of the common misconceptions associated with software-defined networking.

We then looked at ways in which companies can benefit from using software-defined networking and looked at ways in which SDN solutions can help solve some of the challenges associated with network operations.

The chapter then focused on ways that network operations need to adapt and embrace automation so development teams can self-serve a subset of different networking tasks, and ways in which networking can be divided and responsibilities shared. We then focused on the benefits of immutable A/B networking and how it can help simplify the network and build consistent programmatically controlled networks while keeping firewall rules clean.

In this chapter, you should have learned why software-defined networking is important to organizations looking to scale network operations. We...