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Why Platform Engineering?
Platform engineering emerged to solve the increasing complexity of modern software architectures. With it, IT teams can reduce friction in their daily work, that's why companies have begun to build operating platforms that sit between the end user and the backing services on which they rely.
Emerging platform construction tools: Many organizations have built their own IDPs, but to date these platforms have been homegrown, individual efforts tailored to the unique circumstances of the organizations that build them. New generation of platform-building tools is intended to change that.
Complexity: Adoption of modern, distributed architectural patterns and software delivery practices means that the process of getting software into production involves more tools, subsystems and moving parts than ever before.
Need for increased speed and agility: The speed and agility of software delivery is a critical metric that CIOs care about. Platform Engineering enables organizations to respond immediately to market changes, handle workload failures better, and tap into new market opportunities.
Scale: As more teams embrace modern software development practices and patterns, economies of scale are created whereby there is enough value to justify creating a platform capability shared by multiple teams.
Infrastructure modernization: Platform Engineering could be a way to deliver more business value to older infrastructures.
Lack of skills: Platform engineering requires solid skills in software engineering, product management and modern infrastructure.
Outdated governance models: Many organizations have to give way to a self-service, declarative model that depends on integration and automation, with the primary focus being the effectiveness of the end-users developing and operating solutions using the platform.
Cultural approach: Platform Engineering is first and foremost a cultural approach. Many organizational fights could derail a platform engineering initiative.
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