Articles on better software operations practices

3 spooky ๐ŸŽƒ SRE Activities to ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Your Team

This is a fun post to break from the norm of SRE work It’s Halloween tomorrow and you know what that means… ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I’ve thought of 3 spooky activities your team can have scary fun planning Chaos Engineering Carnival Sounds like a tame event at firstโ€ฆ โ€ฆ but it will give chaos its true meaning to others. HR will wonder … Read More

How developers can survive “you build it, you run it”

Introduction As a developer, you might not have anything to do with your code once itโ€™s been committed all the way to looking after the code right up to production. The latter is called the โ€œyou build it, you run itโ€ model. Itโ€™s not going away. But that depends on your organization. Itโ€™s likely to … Read More

Cost-benefit analysis of infrastructure-as-code (IAC)

You might have heard that Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) contributes to better cloud-native software architecture. But what is IaC, what are its benefits & trade-offs and how can it be improved? This guide aims to give clarity around IaC through: It can serve as a starting point for business-specific conversations with stakeholders. At some point, senior management … Read More

Starting SRE at startups and smaller organizations

Who should pay attention to this article โŒ  SRE at a very small startup with few users rarely makes a difference until youโ€™ve reached a fair userbase size or have growing pains โŒ  Many organizations without a strong money/legal incentive e.g. SLAs tied to their operations, cannot justify diving into a complex field like SRE … Read More

How SRE reduces software operations costs

I wax lyrical about this almost every day to engineering managers, tech executives, and even SRE managers themselves thatโ€ฆ Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an indispensable asset for organizations that are seeking to reduce operating costs. You might not have felt that cost reduction pressure in the last few years. But that pressure is now … Read More

Success factors for Site Reliability Engineering digital transformation

This guide will help you better engage in business-level conversations about Site Reliability Engineering with key stakeholders. It is part of the SRE Digital Transformation series exploring how to integrate SRE into your organization. Introduction Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a powerful tool for achieving high software performance and reliability in enterprises, as well as … Read More

How to pitch Site Reliability Engineering to executives and stakeholders

This article will help you communicate the advantages of SRE to stakeholders through 3 arguments. It is part of the SRE Digital Transformation series exploring how to integrate SRE into your organization. Introduction It takes confidence and conviction to introduce significant changes that may affect the entire team or organization. You will naturally face resistance … Read More

Reaffirming the value of SREs amid ongoing tech layoffs

I’ve been curious about the prospects for Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) as companies scale back headcount across the board. This opinion piece will unpack the pressing issue. Many experts predict an ongoing downturn in the tech job market that could last for the next 3-5 years. An unfortunate turn for many employed in the tech … Read More