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Within an enterprise, some teams may be advanced in their path to cloud native app development and deployment while some may be challenged with legacy app transformations. Orchestration workflows provide the abstractions as app teams individually innovate and incorporate FSO tools of their choice.
So, what has workflows got to do with this? It’s about removing I&O teams from critical paths. It’s about empowering app developers to be in control of their app deployments, app security and app performance. Considering that not all application teams within an enterprise innovate at the same pace, each team is bound to have varying requirements on the infrastructure. I & O teams are best positioned to cater to these varying requirements by the adoption of tools that provide abstractions so app teams can self provision the infrastructure per their requirements. Workflows, in general, inherently provide an abstraction functionality that can hide the inner workings of a deployment. This talk is to highlight the importance of allowing app developers to self service their own deployments with I&O teams providing them with a catalog of well tested building blocks including blocks for FSO. It’s like those Lego blocks - you put those small blocks together to create your own masterpiece!
I am a technologist working in Silicon Valley for more than two decades. I have held a wide variety of roles from developer to application owner to operations at various datacom and telecom companies in the Bay Area. I started with monolithic application development managing networking devices more than two decades back and have seen the transformation of this landscape over the years to cloud native and SAAS offerings. Over the years, I have experimented with several programming languages and several networking technologies. I have now found my home as a developer advocate in Cisco Systems where I experiment with cloud automation technologies to ease the pain points of several personas, particularly the application developers.