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Site Reliability Engineering (SRE): A Simple Overview

Curious about site reliability engineering (SRE)? The following overview is for you. It covers some of the basics of SRE: what it is, how it’s used, and what you need to keep in mind before adopting SRE methods. In the book Site Reliability Engineering, contributor Benjamin Treynor Sloss—the...
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The Role of Site Reliability Engineering in Microservices

While SREs are hotshots in the industry, their role in a microservices environment is not just a natural fit that goes hand-in-hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Instead, while SREs and microservices evolved in parallel inside the world’s software companies, the former actually makes life far more...
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Through the Looking Glass: Security and the SRE

Even as modern software becomes increasingly distributed, rapidly iterative, and predominantly stateless, today's approach to security remains predominantly preventative, focused and dependent on state in time. It lacks the rapid iterative feedback loops that have made modern product delivery...
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7 Habits of Highly Successful Site Reliability Engineers

So we decided to look at some of the characteristics and habits common to highly successful SREs. As in most development and operations roles, first-class technical chops are obviously critical. For SREs, those specific skills might depend on how a particular organization defines or approaches the...
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How to Monitor the SRE Golden Signals

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and related concepts are very popular lately, in part due to the famous Google SRE book and others talking about the “Golden Signals” that you should be monitoring to keep your systems fast and reliable as they scale. Everyone seems to agree these signals are...
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Creating Better Disaster Recovery Plans

Five questions for Tanya Reilly: How service interdependencies make recovery harder and why it’s a good idea to deliberately and preemptively manage dependencies. I recently asked Tanya Reilly, Site Reliability Engineer at Google, to share her thoughts on how to make better disaster recovery plans...
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Site Reliability Engineer: Don’t Fall Victim to the Bias Blind Spot

To ensure websites and applications deliver consistently excellent speed and availability, some organizations are adopting Google’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) model. In this model, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) – usually someone with both development and IT Ops experience – institutes...
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Making the Most of an SRE Service Takeover - CRE Life Lessons

In Part 2 of this blog post we explained what an SRE team would want to learn about a service angling for SRE support, and what kind of improvements they want to see in the service before considering it for take-over. And in Part 1, we looked at why an SRE team would or wouldn’t choose to onboard a...
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