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This article is part of the March 2012 issue of Next-generation network management techniques
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the DevOps movement, but if you’re a network engineer you’ll have to learn about it soon enough. DevOps, a composite of “development” and “operations,” is an IT industry movement driven by the software development community to integrate software development organizations with IT operations. As with so many areas of IT innovation, the cloud is the catalyst for change when it comes to DevOps and the network. Since both system administration and development can now take place in the cloud, the future will require developers to know system administration and system administrators to know programming. In fact, Steve Shah, director of product management at Citrix Systems, sees the DevOps movement as a new wave in system administration. Five years from now, new systems administrators will be programming APIs to replace the old school tasks of managing physical infrastructure, he said. Networks will be a part of that, and network engineers will find themselves in meetings with DevOps teams asking them about the ... Access >>>
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