“If only the rest of IT moved as fast as we developers do!”
As applications and runtime platforms become more cloud native, the pace of development necessarily becomes faster. IT departments have sold the transition to the cloud as a self-service haven where development teams no longer suffer from the multi-day-ticket hell of days past and are freed to move at their own pace. Developers have long opined, “If only the rest of IT moved as fast as we do!” Well, be careful what you wish for. Now that developers have self-service infrastructure provisioning and runtime platforms with real APIs, they are realizing that their new reality is not quite the utopia they made it out to be. As Stan Lee taught us via Spider-Man, “With great power, there must also come great responsibility,” but that is only half the story. The other half being, “With great responsibility there must also come a great deal of work.” Such are the realities of utopias.