Cloud-native computing — with such technologies as Kubernetes, service-mesh, and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) — is revolutionizing IT. But managing can still be a major pain in the server. That’s where Open Policy Agent (OPA), an open-source Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project, comes in. But it has its own steep learning curve. Cyral with brewOPA wants to ease their climb and make managing policies across cloud-native platforms much easier.
OPA’s very popular because it allows policy evaluation to be decoupled from an application’s core business logic. This means your policy engine internals are abstracted out, so you can easily reuse them across multiple components.