Group-Based Policy: Using Intent to Manage Infrastructure

by Mike Cohen

As demands increase for speed, scale, security, agility, and flexibility in cloud environments, a policy driven approach is quickly becoming an important area of development in the open source community. Today’s cloud infrastructure is often overwhelmed by inputs from different teams with differing objectives: developers who want to quickly and easily deploy their applications, infrastructure teams who need to deliver on operational requirements, and business teams looking to impose governance, cost, or compliance constraints.  The end result is a system that muddles what the application owner wants with how the infrastructure actually works.  This lies at the root of many of the problems that make cloud environments hard to build, operate, and scale. Continue reading