Cisco Brings DevOps To The Network
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User Rank: Apprentice
7/22/2014 | 9:53:12 PM
I get it but...
I doubt many/most devs care or understand even the most basic of the OSI layer.  Just with DevOps, there is still a need for expertise in the area.  I like what they are doing with SDN etc, but unleashing devs on network w/o expertise is far more dangerous.

User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 2:14:03 PM
Re: Network ops will need to master updates
You pointed out some possible points of failure. I'd like to see them counter act those by perhaps placing more conscientious personnel in the relevant positios to try and ensure that this will be a success.
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2014 | 1:26:06 PM
Re: Network ops will need to master updates
I agree, while it's a great idea in theory thanks to the innovation that could come from a project like this, the reality is that the risks that come from inexperienced developers, or lax controls in terms of pre-screening these applications means a few headaches during the initial stages.  I'll be curious to see how this program evolves.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 2:35:04 PM
Network ops will need to master updates
Yeah, turning programmers loose among network sensitivities is a little like inviting the bull into the china shop. But the computer operations side in many cases has mastered the art of frequent updates. If the network is going to modernize, it will need to also. 
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
7/21/2014 | 1:39:28 PM
High risk code?
Cool idea, but is there some wariness given the chaos that could be unleashed by a code error that brings down a whole network? 

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