NetDevOps Primer - Abstract
In the rapidly evolving landscape of networking, the convergence of network operations, automation, and intent based networking (IBN) has given rise to a new paradigm known as NetDevOps. This paper provides a comprehensive introduction to NetDevOps, including the historical context, key concepts, and essential building blocks necessary to leverage modern tools and methodologies for building and operating an intent-based network (IBN).
- The Evolution of Network Operations. A brief history and exploration of the Interrelated Networking Concepts that form the foundation of NetDevOps, including the principles of SDN, automation, and feedback.
- Specific building blocks crucial to NetDevOps implementation including Automation, Orchestration, Observability, and Validation.
- Introduction of Network Virtualization, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and Network as Code.
- Exploration of Intent-Based Networking (IBN) and the role it plays in NetDevOps, as well as its benefits in enabling network automation, efficiency, and agility.
By providing a comprehensive overview of the history and building blocks of NetDevOps, this paper equips network professionals with the essential knowledge required to embark on their journey towards modernizing network operations and effectively leveraging automation and intent-based networking to build and operate robust and scalable networks.