The Rise of the Internal Developer Platform

The need for speed in continuously delivering features and value has caused businesses to rethink the structures they have long depended on. 

To make application development go faster, innovative companies are creating internal platforms augmented by dedicated Platform Teams. In such organisations, Internal Developer Platforms (IDP's) allow developers to focus on relevant feature development versus waiting for an operational team to provision infrastructure or answering tickets, giving developers greater autonomy.

IDP's focus on optimisation and minimising repetitive tasks for Operational teams, while providing a convenient environment for developers to increase their productivity. Developers experience it as an ‘Internal Platform as a Service’, based on generic solution patterns that will:

  • Offer developers easy automation of immediate testing and deployments of new code.
  • Ensure consistency in development workflow processes.
  • Provide clear visibility of the developer workflow. 


In The Rise of the Internal Developer Platform, a new whitepaper brought to you by Humanitec, we explore exactly what an IDP is, along with:

  • The business case for an IDP
  • Making the build vs. buy decision
  • Tips for designing an IDP
  • IDP architecture patterns

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You should read this if ...

  • You’re leveraging hybrid and multicloud. 
  • You’re part of or running a team experienced in deployment, scripting, and infrastructure. 
  • Scaling to a bigger Dev team is in your future.
  • You’re making a microservices shift.
  • You’re just interested in the latest Cloud Native trends


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