Platform engineering has emerged as a pivotal response to the evolving landscape of software development. While DevOps practices have been instrumental in bridging the gap between development and operations, they have also introduced inherent challenges.
The growing complexity of tools and the cognitive overload faced by developers often led to inefficiencies and slower release cycles. Moreover, the mantra 'you build it, you run it' sometimes forced developers to rely heavily on Ops teams for infrastructure provisioning, contrary to the DevOps ideal.
This is where platform engineering comes into play. By providing a streamlined, self-service platform, platform engineering empowers developers to efficiently manage the underlying infrastructure, tools, and services they need. It thus addresses the challenges posed by traditional DevOps, ensuring faster and more efficient software delivery while enhancing the overall developer experience.
In this Whitepaper, you will learn:
- The what, the why, and the how of Platform Engineering
- How it works
- Platform Engineering vs. SRE
- A brief overview of Weave GitOps Enterprise, an optimal solution for Platform Engineering