Traditionally, a tug of war has existed between service reliability and engineering velocity. Increasing speed to fuel product innovation has meant making tradeoffs in reliability.
Netflix standardizes common functionality, like service discovery, configuration, metrics, logging, and RPC across services. This frees teams to focus on the unique business value of their service. It also enables us to evolve and maintain platform components independently from individual services.
Even with a standard set of components, service owners still need to combine these disparate elements into a coherent platform. We reduce this friction by providing a preassembled platform where teams only need to provide their business logic, and not worry about assembling the service from scratch.
We can further streamline the service lifecycle by providing automation and tooling for development, testing, deployment and operations. We provide "one click" solutions to automatically generate the associated pipelines, machinery, and infrastructure that's required to run their service reliably in production.
These patterns, while described in a Netflix context, can be broadly applicable to increase both reliability and velocity of your microservices architecture.