Standardization vs. Autonomy, the Platform Engineering Balance

In the rapidly evolving landscape of software development, platform engineering stands at a crossroads between standardization and autonomy. Autonomy is the lifeblood of innovation and agility, empowering teams to experiment, tailor solutions, and respond rapidly to changing requirements. This includes implementing guardrails rather than gates, fostering a culture of collaboration, and utilizing tools and practices that allow for customizable workflows within a standardized framework. We’ll speculate on how concepts like AI, DevOps, and cloud-native architectures might influence this delicate balance between standardization and autonomy. We will showcase some real-world examples and case studies demonstrating how various organizations have successfully navigated this balance on the Cloud.



Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Senior Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS leading Container solutions in the Worldwide Application Modernization GTM team. He has more than 20 years of experience in distributed ...