May 31, 2016

3 Things Infrastructure as Code Is Not

The role of the network engineer is changing. This is not a result of DevOps, although some would claim it is. As DevOps takes center stage in organizations, it can seem like network engineers are being asked to become developers.

There have been a number of talks discussing this, some of which have surfaced at Interop Las Vegas. The shift has been Infrastructure as Code (IaC), which was fundamental to the start of the DevOps movement. So maybe you could say this is caused by DevOps.

IaC is providing an approach to employ code to the Ops infrastructure. Companies like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, and Cumulus Networks have made this shift possible. The tools provided by these companies have made the DevOps culture possible, and IaC is a large result of this.

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