June 8

Why we skipped SRE and switched to platform engineering

We work in an IoT organization in the Home Appliance industry, and scaled from ten to 200 developers with five Ops engineers within three years. Today our developers can push code from day one with minimum knowledge of infrastructure. In this talk we are going to tell you how we built our Internal Developer Platform (IDP) with integration to our Cloud and different toolchains, and how we embed SRE principles into this IDP.
Talk abstract

We realized the difficulties of promoting SRE principles to developer teams, and switched from SRE to platform engineering. With our own IDP, we achieved the following benefits:

  • Reduced complexity
  • Faster delivery time
  • Better security and governance
  • Embedded SRE within IDP