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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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