Best Networking Practices in a DevOps World

Published: 25 September 2018 ID: G00367008

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In theory, DevOps accounts for all aspects of infrastructure, but in practice, networking has remained largely disconnected from DevOps initiatives. This research identifies how I&O DevOps leaders can better integrate enterprise networking into DevOps initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Reducing Networking Constraints Within DevOps Initiatives by Embedding Networking Personnel
    • Evolve Hiring and Training Practices for Networking Personnel
    • Automate Networks and Build In Smaller “Pods”
      • Automation and Programmability
      • Iterative Creation: Build Out Smaller Pods
    • Integrate Networking Operations Into the DevOps Toolchain
      • Network Configurations as Code
      • What About Change Control?
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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