GitNops is an operational framework that takes DevOps best practices used for application development, such as version control, collaboration, compliance, and CI/CD and applies them to network operations and network automation. A Zero Trust implementation of GitNops is GitZT. Both are heavily influenced by the Fast Systems Thinking approach. It teaches network engineers an approach to automation that provides security, extensibility, scalability, reliability, and reparability.
The GitHub platform provides GitHub Actions, a CI/CD system that can run containerized applications such as Postman or Terraform in your network management LAN. The Postman and Terraform runtime environments download code directly from GitHub, where it is managed collaboratively by you and your team. The benefits of an operational framework like GitNops are repeatability, automation, agility, scalability, disaster recovery and reassurance (documentation).
In this workshop at ONUG Spring 2023, participants will learn DevOps best practices and principles, such as:
Since childhood, Thomas has prioritized and emphasized human service and has always had a genuine passion for technology. He is adept at recognizing and personally investing in open-source market-leading platforms. He uses this insight and sincere desire for service to help his customers with their most challenging development and delivery problems.
Thomas has focused much of his career on computer networking. He focused on Wireless networking in graduate school at Bentley University and was able to build long haul WiFi networks in East and West Africa while working at Booz Allen Hamilton for USAID. He has worked in application delivery, product management, and pre-sales at F5 Networks and NGINX. He most recently has been focused on CI/CD, which subtlety is a traffic routing problem and has required an in-depth understanding of multi-cloud and Kubernetes networking.
GitHub – github.com/mcgonagle
LinkTree – linktr.ee/mcgonagle
Calendly – calendly.com/mcgonagle
Blog – infraswarm.io