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Find the unknowns in your cloud workloads and other platform engineering tips

Watch this interview with Carlos Santana from DevOpsDays Raleigh.

Carlos Santana is a solutions architect at AWS, focusing on the Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). He works in the field with customers building solutions and helping them to leverage the cloud and migrate, modernize, or deploy net new workloads in the cloud. Carlos sat down with the All Things Open team to discuss key takeaways from his talk, using Kubernetes API to build controllers that control more than just containers, and more.

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What is platform engineering?

Straight from the Platform Engineering Community:” Platform engineering is the discipline of designing and building toolchains and workflows that enable self-service capabilities for software engineering organizations in the cloud-native era.

Carlos provides several tips in the interview about improving your platform engineering practices. They include:

  • How do you find the unknowns in your cloud workload? Pick one workload. Build an Internal Developer Platform (IDP) proof of concept from beginning to end, and you will find the unknowns.
  • Do you have the right people at the table? If you are discussing platform engineering and building an Internal Developer Platform (IDP), and you look around and your consumers are not in that meeting, you’re doing it wrong.

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