Jaeger tracing for observability beginners [Quick Guide]

Jaeger is a tracing tool that allows engineers to track issues among 10s, 100s and even 1000s of services and their dependencies. In technical terms, Jaeger collects “tracing data” for distributed services to populate Grafana dashboards that highlight downtime/slow-load risk and errors. This makes it an essential component of a strong observability practice. Observability depends … Read more

SRE’s role in safer infrastructure-as-code (IAC)

Every Site Reliability Engineer will get involved in an infrastructure-as-code problem at some point in their career. IAC is a tricky space with lots of issues that, despite its automation promise, can generate ongoing maintenance toil. Let’s explore two areas in IAC to reduce the potential toil burden. Keep your IaC code clean and organized … Read more