Site Reliability Engineering

Please don’t let SRE go the way of DevOps

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It always starts with a Tweet heard around the world state, amirite? Here’s my answer come at me https://t.co/gpTD54xcjy — Ernest Mueller (@ernestmueller) October 2, 2018 I will start this by saying I respect both of these gents immensely. Both help put on DevOps Days Austin and are really key figures in the Texas tech scene. Whether you reside in Dallas or San Antonio you probably know both of these Austin residents names.

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Let’s talk DevOps job titles

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I’ve watched the community struggle on and off with job titles for those working in the DevOps market. DevOps is and always will be simply a set of philosophies, beyond that are three major systems-type fields I see companies using DevOps in: Operations, Platform Engineering, and Release Management. Site Reliability Engineering To avoid some initial confusion I’m going to address the topic of Site Reliability Engineering. For those that’ve read the book and heard the hype you’ll realize that SRE is Google’s implementation of Operations.

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DevOps and SRE in the Enterprise

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At start ups we have the luxury of starting from the ground up. Philosophical and cultural revolutions are always easier to consider when simply nothing exists. This is a common complaint of large enterprises when they examine DevOps, SRE, or Production Engineering for their own organizations. Subsequently they end up morphing the core beliefs of those philosophies to fit their existing culture. While this can be done it really results in a lot of confusion and frustration especially at the ground level where, in the aforementioned disciplines, most of the work and decision making takes place.

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Variations in High Availability

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High availability is a term thrown around quite a bit these days. Many professionals conflate high availability with the idea of a theoretical 100% availability. I’ll be the barer of bad news in saying such a thing rarely exists, is even harder/more expensive to obtain, and often not worth it. Rather, I encourage teams to identify what high availability means to them. This article will be an exercise in exactly that.

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