Infrastructure 2.0: Whatever We’re Calling it Now, It’s Here

The cloud has taught us about the economies of scale, and now containers are threatening to redefine it once again. It’s the collection of devices known as the network — or the data path — that support the scale of applications and services. In that data path lies a number of network and application services that provide for the scale, security, and speed of the applications they deliver. Each one needs to be provisioned, configured, and managed. Every. Single. One.

That’s where Infrastructure 2.0 — DevNetOps, NetOps 2.0, Super-NetOps — comes in. Because its purpose is to embrace DevOps principles and apply its methodologies to the network.

This notion comprises three core concepts: programmable (API-enabled) infrastructure, infrastructure as code, and the inclusion of integration.

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