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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 looked at integrating network changes into deployment pipelines so that network teams can contribute to the Continuous Delivery process. We then discussed the difference between Continuous Delivery and deployment.

We then looked at how package management is crucial for wrapping development, infrastructure, quality assurance, and network changes together as part of deployment pipelines. We also illustrated some of the market-leading artifact repositories and CD pipeline schedulers using Artifactory and Jenkins as examples.

Finally, we looked at best practices that should be adopted when setting up deployment pipelines within the remits of Continuous Delivery and deployment. We then focused on ways network teams could contribute to deployment pipelines by providing self-service deployment scripts to developers, so they keep the overall process quick, lean, and automated.

After reading this chapter, you should now understand why that applications should be compiled...