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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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Network continuous integration

So why should network engineers be interested in continuous integration? A network team should be interested in continuous integration if they want to improve the following points, which were focused on in Chapter 3, Bringing DevOps to Network Operations:

  • Velocity of change
  • Mean time to resolve
  • Improved uptime
  • Increased number of deployments
  • Cross skilling between teams
  • Removal of the bus factor of one

The ability to easily trace what has changed on the network and see which engineer made a change is something that continuous integration brings to the table. This information will be available by looking at the latest commit on a continuous integration build system.

Roll-back will be as simple as deploying the last tagged ...

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