Is platform engineering at risk of shiny object syndrome?

So much has been debated lately about the emergence of “Platform Engineering” as a solution to software operations problems. It’s an interesting proposition. However, it is not your silver bullet that will fix all things one felt didn’t work out with Dev versus Ops, DevOps, or SRE. We are missing something very important in our … Read More

Reduce software outage risk with passive guardrails

Shocking fact: only 10-25% of software outages are because of hardware or network failure. The rest are the result of human error like misconfiguration — paraphrasing Martin Kleppman, Designing Data-Intensive Applications In this article, I will share with you how setting up passive guardrails in and around developer workflows can reduce the frequency and severity … Read More

How cloud infrastructure teams evolve – from start to maturity

I recently read a post by Will Lason, who started SRE at Uber. The post is called the Trunks and branches model for scaling infrastructure organizations. Several passages in the post covered how infrastructure teams can evolve from the startup phase. I felt it would be easier to comprehend the dense-and-rich advice with a visual … Read More

Cloud infrastructure success is a fine balance of budget and service quality

The visual summary below is based on a post by Will Larson, who started the SRE function at Uber. His post elaborates on a “trunks and branches” model for developing infrastructure-facing teams. It also covered an interesting perspective on the balancing act of budget and service quality. I will explain the visual summary underneath it. … Read More