Promise Theory is a way of modeling distributed systems (such as networks or information systems) based on the notion of individual agents within a system behaving only in ways that have promised to.
“Instead of trying to remote-control things with strings and levers, one makes use of an ecosystem of promised services that advertise intent and offer a basic level of certainty about how they will behave.”
Mark joins the Packet Pushers to explore the notion of Promise Theory as it relates to networks and other large-scale technology systems.
The founder of CFEngine and Emeritus Professor of Network and System Administration at Oslo University College, Mark is now an independent consultant.
SDN: software defined networking…or small distributed namespaces? – MarkBurgess.org
Renormalization – Wikipedia
Promise Theory – Basic Concepts (part 1) – YouTube