Gartner Research

Best Networking Practices in a DevOps World

Published: 25 September 2018

ID: G00367008

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Christopher Little


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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?

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