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SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

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.

DevOps v/s SRE

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

  • Reliability

  • 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:

IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

SRE introduces you to the error budgets that enable you to measure risks while also balance the availability and feature development. Through an error budget, it means that the failure is accepted and normal and the requirement of 100 percent availability is not necessary. There are no unrealistic reliability targets that are set rather the team has the flexibility to deliver updates along with making improvements to a system.

SRE also believes in reducing toil. Hence, it aims to automate tasks that require human intervention in order to work manually on a system. According to Google only 50 percent of each site reliability engineer’s time goes to coding. While the rest 50 percent of the time goes into repairing and daily care of the existing applications.

While the goal of SRE is to solve the problems between teams, the expectation is that both the teams i.e SRE and development have holistic views of various components like libraries, storage and various others.

Another important area that SRE can help organizations improve their performance. What SRE teams do is act proactively and thus help organizations reduce the performance bottlenecks across the systems. This helps in solving the issues at an initial level thus reducing the frustration level of the end-users.

For SREs to improve the availability and to fix the performance, it is important for them to know what’s happening in your systems. This is the reason why monitoring is the key aspect of SRE. Due to monitoring, it’s easier for SRE teams to have a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the performance of their systems.

Reasons to consider SRE

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.

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