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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 what continuous integration is and how continuous integration processes can be applied to code and databases. The chapter then looked at ways that continuous integration can be applied to assist with network operations to provide feedback loops.

We also explored different SCM methodologies, the difference between centralized and distributed SCM systems and how branching strategies are used with waterfall and agile processes.

We then looked into the vast array of tools available for creating continuous integration processes focusing on some examples using Jenkins to set up a simple network continuous integration build.

In this chapter, you learned what continuous integration is, how it can be applied to network operations, SCM tooling, and the difference between centralized and distributed systems along with common SCM branching strategies.

Other key takeaways from this chapter include continuous integration build servers and their use, ways to integrate...