What is unified policy as code, and why do you need it?

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Uptime.
Reliability.
Efficiency.

These used to be perks, elements of forward-thinking and premium-level enterprises. Now they’re a baseline expectation.

Today, consumers expect information, resources, and services to be available on-demand, updated in real time, and accessible without fuss. Imagine trying to Google something or place an order from Amazon only to be told, “Please try again in 48 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

These drivers have pushed enterprises to adopt the cloud and cloud-native architectures because the cloud facilitates uptime, reliability, and efficiency. In the containerized world, discrete components can be created, changed, and updated independently without affecting components. Now, if one part of the code crashes, it doesn’t bring down the rest of the code.

Bottom line: Everyone can order prescriptions, shop shoes, pay bills, and generally do whatever they need, whenever they need to do it.

Adopting a well-managed cloud-native architecture also means that: 

() can provide a single standard for policy across the stack—meeting the goals of both decoupling and unifying policy as code.

 project and CTO of . Before that, he co-founded the OpenStack Congress project and was a software engineer at VMware. Tim spent the last 18 years developing declarative languages for different domains such as cloud computing, software-defined networking, configuration management, web security, and access control. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008.

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