The drive toward software-defined networking (SDN) is not just transforming networking, it’s changing roles of people up and down the IT chain. Nowhere is this more palpable than in the DevOps movement.
As its name indicates, DevOps blends modern software development methodologies with the best of IT operational methodologies. DevOps brings together IT and operations in specific, focused ways, and it could have real implications for IT departments and the people who work in them.
To help you stay on top of (or get caught up with) the latest DevOps thinking, SDxCentral has created a new DevOps topic section on our web site. In our DevOps topic section, SDxCentral experts will curate a collection of DevOps articles, videos, white papers, and other resources to make it easier for you to learn about the concept, use cases, and associated technologies.
In many ways, DevOps is as much a philosophy as it is a set of methodologies and disciplines. Historically, vendors developed and tested technology, and IT consumed it. DevOps upends traditional models of software development and delivery by giving operators the ability to develop and deploy the software they need by harnessing and integrating people, processes, and technologies. Our goal with the topic section is to help you understand how DevOps works and how to get in on the action.
To get you started, we are kicking things off with a series of quick videos introducing the fundamental ideas behind DevOps. The videos feature Colin McNamara, who’s chief cloud architect at Nexus, a CCIE, and a self-described “DevOps junkie.” McNamara covers the basics, such as: What is DevOps? How does it interact with the existing network? What are the security implications?
We will begin adding guest blog posts in the coming weeks, and we encourage you to stop back frequently as we expand the collection of DevOps resources. DevOps is rapidly changing the way software and applications are developed and deployed. SDxCentral wants to give you the resources to change with it.