Engineering DevOps For Networks
Networks are no longer composed of black boxes with strictly fixed functionality. With technologies such as 5G and SD-WAN introducing the ability to deploy an almost endless array of features, the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than almost 24% during forecast period 2019-2023. Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) and Network Service Providers (NSPs) business strategies are leaping to leverage these SDN market trends.
This whitepaper discusses how to engineer NetDevOps using end-to-end Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) model. It shows how engineering practices in which NEMS positioned as Dev, and NSPs positioned as Ops, cooperating through a common Delivery Stage, can realize important business outcomes including rapid delivery of new feature releases, while improving operational efficiencies and product and services quality.