Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a full-fledged IT domain wherein they use the software as a tool to manage systems, solve problems, and even automate operational tasks. What SRE does is that they take in tasks those of which have been worked on by the operation teams manually and in return give you engineers and operation teams who put to use software and automation in order to solve your problems and manage your production systems. It is ideal for creating scalable and highly reliable software systems. It lets you manage larger systems through code which is even more scalable and sysadmins.
SRE is aimed towards developing automated solutions for operational aspects such as on-call monitoring, performance and capacity planning, and much more. Other DevOps practices like continuous delivery and infrastructure automation are also taken care of by SRE.
The concept of site reliability engineering was first coined by the Google engineering team and it was first credited to Ben Treynor Sloss. The two important components of the SRE are standardization and automation.
While DevOps is an approach to providing a culture, automation along with platform design which increases the business value and responsiveness through high-quality service delivery, SRE is considered to be the implementation of DevOps. Just like DevOps, SRE is all about culture and relationships. Both SRE and DevOps work together to bridge the gap between development and operations teams such that the delivery of services is faster.
The benefits that could be availed both from DevOps and SRE are
Faster application development lifecycles.
Improved services quality
Reduced IT time.
SRE is slightly different as it is dependent on site reliability engineers within the development teams to solve issues like the removal of communication and workflow problems. When it comes to code and new features, DevOps focuses on moving projects through the development pipeline effectively while on the other hand, SRE focuses on balancing site reliability along with the creation of new features.
Are you still not convinced of whether your organization should opt for SRE? Here are a few aspects that set the SRE apart from others:
Few reason why you should consider SRE:
SRE automates processes for reliability helps your in-house team to save on time.
Site reliability engineer combines both the roles of an administrator along with a developer thus preventing future conflicts.
SREs skill of collaboration plays a vital role in high-quality systems. It helps when problems arise during development or even when a system fails.
An innovative approach is used by the engineer for problem-solving issues thus ensuring that your team comes up with a product without any disruptions.
SREs at CloudifyOps, not only understand code but are also good at creating something from scratch. They have experience with programming languages like Go, Python, or Ruby and they will be able to extend tools like Ansible, Chef, Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform.
We have excellent troubleshooting skills to find solutions to issues and prevent them from happening again. We use meaningful metrics to trigger automatic remediations and start troubleshooting when there’s a new problem, or if automation didn’t solve the problem. If you’re looking to build an SRE team, you should be looking for software engineers with infrastructure experience, and that is exactly what our engineers bring to the table.