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Stacklet’s Governance as Code Platform Helps Organizations Get To Grips With Cloud Governance


Many organizations are moving to a Governance as Code model, enabling them to innovate in the cloud at scale and improve security. However, they often struggle to find the resources and skills required to implement Governance as Code tools and processes, especially once they start getting into multiple clouds, multiple teams and multiple platforms. Stacklet recently announced the availability of its Governance as Code platform, which aims to tackle these challenges, via a fully hosted SaaS.

In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sat down with Travis Stanfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Stacklet, to discuss how its Governance as Code platform helps companies navigate cloud governance. Stanfield says, “We take away the operational complexities and often the overhead in terms of the resource staffing from having to manage and deploy all of the things to get them to Governance as Code. So we are making it really easy to adopt, maintain, and scale the very proven open source that we have around Cloud Custodian and do that across multiple clouds and complex organizational groups.”

Key highlights from this video interview are:

  • Stanfield explains why organizations are struggling to implement Governance as Code tools and processes and what challenges they are facing. He discusses how Stacklet’s Governance as Code platform is helping solve these problems.
  • Although some organizations are aware of cloud governance and have been successful with the Governance as Code model, many organizations are still in the early stages of adoption.
  • April is cloud governance month and Stacklet is taking the opportunity to deliver a wide range of tips and resources as well as virtual events.
  • Developers may not have the right tooling, automation, or education to implement governance and security. Stanfield explains how Governance as Code helps organizations define and automate security standards and make them easier to manage.
  • Stanfield explains how Governance as Code fosters collaboration and shared responsibility around those standards as well as why it is critical to have automation processes built-in.
  • Stanfield explains how the availability of open source tools that are approachable, human-readable, and fit to purpose is fostering changes within organizations. He discusses why organizations are choosing to gravitate to this model rather than previous ones.

Guest: Travis Stanfield (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: Stacklet (Twitter)
Show: Let’s Talk
Keywords: Governance as Code

About Travis Stanfield: Travis is a seasoned technology executive, bringing more than two decades of experience in leading teams towards the achievement of business and technical goals. He began his career as an engineer at Microsoft Corp and was a leader for a successful start-up venture, DealerTrack Technologies, that ultimately grew to nearly $4 billion in valuation.

About Stacklet: Stacklet is a commercial cloud governance platform that helps Global 2000 companies manage their security, operations, visibility, and cost optimization policies in the cloud. Stacklet is built with an open core model around the popular open source project Cloud Custodian. The Stacklet founders are the creative team behind Cloud Custodian.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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