The network industry continues to experience significant growth with the adoption of open source and DevOps coupled with software development to drastically improve the state of network and security operations. Open source offers flexibility and control to streamline how you manage your network. Network to Code is rooted in open source using technology such as Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Git, Grafana, Telegraf, Prometheus, NAPALM, Netmiko, Nornir, NetBox to create holistic solutions for its clients.
At the heart of any NetDevOps solution is version control. The widely deployed use of git within network organizations changes how infrastructure can be managed. All software artifacts need to be versioned, including configurations, YAML data files, reports, Jinja2 templates, playbooks, scripts, Dockerfiles, and more. Network to Code ensures there is always a top-down approach with version control with respect to how repositories are structured and managed within its client engagements.
Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)
After version control systems are properly deployed and integrated to the daily workflow of your team, the next step is to automate the testing and validation of everything stored in those projects’ repositories. This not only includes writing software and playbook testing strategies, but also provides the framework to be able to test network changes before they get deployed into production. Automated testing allows you to continuously deploy new configurations to your network with smaller, iterative, and simplified changes with the assurance and validation you need.
CI/CD pipelines significantly reduce inaccuracies in common network deployments and changes. From simple syntax verification to end-to-end network health and security enforcement, a CI/CD pipeline will build your confidence in your network and in your automation project.