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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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Tooling available for continuous integration

Many different flavors of configuration management tooling are available to help build continuous integration processes, so there is a rich variety of different options to choose from, which can seem daunting at first.

Tools should be picked to facilitate processes and will be selected by teams or users. As described in Chapter 3, Bringing DevOps to Network Operations, it is important to first map out requirements that need to be solved and the desired process before selecting any tooling.

By the same token, it is important to avoid tools sprawl, which is all too common in large companies and have only one best fit tool for every operation rather than multiple tools doing the same thing as there is an operational overhead for the business.

If configuration management tooling already exists in a company for continuous integration then it will more than likely be able to meet the needs. When considering the tooling for carrying out continuous integration...