Crossplane allows users to extend their Kubernetes clusters using CRDs. The CRDs map any infrastructure or managed service, ensuring that the creation process for the users is as simple as the Kubernetes resources creation. Using a collection of YAML manifests, the development teams can assemble the needed cloud services for their applications removing this duty from the operation teams: this is “shift left” at its best. All this powerfulness comes with a cost in terms of security, governance, cognitive load and maintenance. In this talk we’ll discuss strategies and techniques to better map the complexity of this infrastructure.