Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Staff Developer Advocate

Preview of the Manage Track at Cloud Engineering Summit 2021

Preview of the Manage Track at Cloud Engineering Summit 2021

The Cloud Engineering Summit 2021 is coming up fast, and the speakers are out! To get you ready to attend, let’s take a look at the sessions for the Manage track.

The Cloud Engineering Summit’s three tracks are built around three concepts: Build, Manage, and Deploy. I’m Matt Stratton, and I’m your charismatic track chair for Manage. For us, that means managing cloud applications and infrastructure with Policy as Code, visibility, and access controls. For example, managing infrastructure with policies that detect configuration drift, enforce best practices, and even prevent compliance violations before deployment. It means building visibility across your cloud infrastructure so that you always understand its current and past states, including detailed audit history. Finally, you ensure the right guardrails and controls are set in place so that distributed teams can securely develop.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at each of the talks I’ve selected for you!

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WTF Is Cloud Engineering?

WTF Is Cloud Engineering?

When we think about the idea of “cloud engineering,” we often think about the concept of taking standard software engineering practices and tools, and making them available and consistent across development, infrastructure, and compliance teams.

It sounds a lot like what DevOps was supposed to accomplish, right? Many great practices have come out of software engineering that we can apply to operations and infrastructure. Likewise, practices from operational disciplines are equally applicable to development teams.

In cloud engineering, we look at how all of these practices are available to multiple functions and teams. It’s a compelling concept, and the more that we refactor our thinking around this, the more effective we can be at delivering value to our customers and users.

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