Platform Engineering Killed DevOps
Platform engineering did not kill DevOps. In fact DevOps contributes to platform engineering efforts.
So, let’s get something straight. Platform engineering is not what is being sold by IT vendors. It’s not a single platform to manage all of your landscape. That’s a dream that doesn’t exist. We can call that supercloud. Platform Engineering is the new standard for infrastructure. It takes hundreds of different cloud-built applications and provides consistent operations and management.
New applications and existing applications need a consistent set of control planes. The platform engineering group manages these platforms. The processes are built on DevOps principles.
In participating in the latest Cloud2030 panel, Rob Hirschfeld mentioned companies with 100’s Terraform engineers that don’t talk to each other. Each one lives in an application silo. The distributed model makes it impossible to scale auditing and enforcement of policy without slowing down application delivery and support.
In an ideal world, IT funds a group of individuals who onboard support the various applications' infrastructure. Using DevOps principles for automation, monitoring, and deployment, IT reduces the overall burden on the individual application teams while reducing the cost and friction of compliance.
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