DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering — Better Together

Andrew Turner
Mar 8, 2018 · 5 min read

THE LINE BETWEEN DEVOPS AND SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

There was a time when reliability concerns could halt development before a project even started. However, it’s no longer acceptable to forgo innovation to maintain reliability — you need both.

  • Site Reliability Engineering: The focus is on effectively building, running, and growing systems in production. This includes ensuring the stability and resilience of a production system in addition to continually improving performance while building features. With SRE, you balance the need for site reliability with the need to ship new features. And it’s not just building with reliability in mind. It’s questioning how you can make a stable system run even better.

AREAS WHERE DEVOPS AND SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING OVERLAP

Adopting an SRE practice is all about having the right monitoring, tooling, and processes in place so that you confidence when deploying a release that it will add value and also meet availability requirements.

NEW CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PARTNERING FOR A PROJECT

In plenty of cases, development teams spend so much time and effort building a valuable new system, get to the release point, and hit a roadblock. In the risk/vulnerability assessment stage of DevOps, the team notices something that prompts extra effort to fix and delays the release.

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Perspectives from a group of entrepreneurs who want to get back to basics with ideas, trends and insights http://dialexa.com. Interested in writing for 'back to the napkin'? Contact us here: backtothenapkin@dialexa.com