Software is inherently complex. One of the guiding principles of DevOps is to do everything possible to ensure that it doesn’t unnecessarily become more complex. Shorter more frequent sprints, a more modular approach to code, automation, smart tooling, along with interdepartmental collaboration and constant alignment usually gets the job done.
But what happens when you’re dealing with a totally decentralized, fragmented IT environment, where the moving parts are all interdependent but provided by third parties that aren’t designed to “play nice together”? How do you streamline that without compromising quality or security standards?
How can you provide third party server access to elements of your secure network without compromising other more sensitive elements and without adding totally unnecessary complexity (and headaches) to your IT environment? Using the unique API endpoint of the relevant network element, Alcide can provide dynamic access to only the desired third-party application. An elegantly simple solution in the face of needless complexity.