Site Reliability Engineering

By Ismile Technologies

There always existed barriers between the development and operations team during software development. Over the years, several concepts and measures have been adopted by companies to break down those barriers in order to run operations smoothly. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is one such structured approach where both teams work in unison as one unit to create and cultivate software application that is reliable and ascendable.

The conception of SRE originated at Google and later on adopted by several other companies like Netflix and Amazon. Embracing a new concept has never been easy, there are several factors that can contribute to the process or create a hindrance. Promptness, enactment, capacity forecasting, security, hardware and software updates, and accessibility are underlying drivers of SRE. Here are the top Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices that ensure flawless system consistency. Let’s check them out.

  1. Scrutinizing Errors and accessibility

To detect performance issues and maintain service accessibility, SRE teams need to watch out for every aspect of the system. Keeping an eye on the system is required to verify whether it is working in an expected manner or not. The team needs to analyse the upgrade made in the system closely and understand its impact on the customers. This helps in the detection of gaps in a timely manner and refrain from losses at an early stage.

  1. Keeping an error budget

When creating software or application, teams are given a budget for a particular period. If things do not work smoothly and they run out of budget even before they know then upgrades or development is stalled until a new budget is passed. However, under SRE error budget is maintained to avoid such predicament. This helps out in smooth functioning and attainment of goals without hindrance.


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