Platforms are abstractions

February 2, 2024

Platforms are abstractions. Effective platform teams offer other teams the right abstraction, and this shouldn’t be a single standardized abstraction.

The goal should be to offer a range of abstractions without overloading the choices. Talk to the workload teams, understand their preferences, and offer them the right abstraction.

Run your platform team as a company. If your customers are not buying, you're not doing the right job.

Platform engineering is about providing the right abstractions.