Development for infrastructure is becoming as agile as software. But this agility and the multi-cloud, micro-services ecosystems create new complexities. Humans can’t see and assess all the risks caused by all the dependencies in new infrastructure deployments or continued operations.
The more dependencies we have, the more that can go wrong and the higher the cost will be when business critical operations fail, customer service or payments stop, and time-to-market slows. But even when problems are detected with currently available reactive tactics that provide indications post-impact--like monitoring, remediation, and disaster recovery tools--the damage is done.