2020 has certainly been a challenging year for the global community with resource scarcity in and out of technology. Adapting to fast-changing business needs, your customers don’t care how you do something but the end results are what matters. Delivering software more often than not requires bespoke knowledge of the systems and platforms you are deploying to and requires a ramping period for new engineers.
Because of the challenges with resource availability on who has bespoke system and platform knowledge, 2021 will usher in automation that focuses on making the internal’s customer’s job easier. Even in fast-moving ecosystems such as the Kubernetes Ecosystem, complexity is being tackled by allowing for greater acceptability of workloads vs being bespoke and more rigor in the project itself allowing for the average consumer to catch up. Removing bespoke approaches and disseminating information is key to removing complexity in 2021.
Learn in this session:
Standardization in all aspects of software delivery is key from confidence building to deployments.
Chasing the shiny penny in ecosystems is an anti-pattern. Fear of missing out in Cloud Native can be an addictive proposition and you should wait.
Simplicity has its virtues especially when fire fighting. A great page from the SRE handbook.