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How and where do you track outages?

It's not as easy as just looking at historical metrics. What could constitute an outage could be several metrics like error rate and latency. I'm having a hard time finding how people usually track ...
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How to calculate burn rate for SLOs

I've read the Google SRE book a few times but I need some clarifications on exactly how to set up the burn rate and understanding how long it'll take to trigger an alert. Most of my questions are ...
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Is scrum or kanban really useful for SRE teams?

Agile practices like scrum and kanban were primarily designed for software development. Interrupt and unplanned work is a significant component of what most SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) or ...
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What are best practices for setting SLOs for a new service?

I am guiding teams setting SLOs for their services and a question came up about setting SLOs for services that are still in design. Are there standards for setting SLOs for services that don't exist ...
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Reset time vs alerting window size in alerting strategies for SLOs

In https://landing.google.com/sre/workbook/chapters/alerting-on-slos/#pros_and_cons_of_alerting_based_on_burn_r I don't understand how the reset time can be 58 min when the alerting window size is one ...
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How can I convince someone that 100% reliability is not the right target for anything?

It's a fundamental principle of DevOps and SRE that failure is normal and setting a goal of perfect reliability is misguided. But sometimes IT execs and business leaders push back on the idea. They ...
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SRE Role at Google [closed]

I want to work at Google some day. What are the tools an SRE should really know before applying at Google? What are the things to expect on an SRE interview? System Design knowledge is required? Do I ...
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How do you write an SLO for a service when higher reliability is needed only during special events? [closed]

Special events such as BFCM (Black Friday / Cyber Monday).
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What is the future of DevOps in the age of serverless?

My senior recently argued that DevOps related roles such as DevOps Engineer, SRE, etc, will be less relevant once serverless matures. He pointed me to Containers won the battle, but will lose the war ...
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Datapoints motivating introduction of SRE in organisation

As there is no Site Reliability Engineering dedicated stackexchange, I found this to be closes one. There are multiple great resources to use as inspiration for slidedeck about SRE principles [SRE ...
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DevOps vs SRE vs Production Support Engineers

DevOps primarily focuses on Delivery Speed and SRE focuses on Reliability in production but where does Production Support Engineers fit who also focuses on production monitoring, alerting, performance,...
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Who is responsible for running and maintaining shared services in DevOps

As a member of a small agile development team developing an application heavily relying on Kafka I wonder what implications the DevOps paradigm of You build it, you run it has regarding running and ...
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Implications of introducing Docker to the development team

We always tend to have a moral implications of certain critical decisions taken for development irrespective of the realisation if the decision is critical or not. Say for example switching an entire ...
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What is the difference between the traditional Development and Operations Model and Site Reliability Engineering?

"SRE is what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations team." – Site Reliability Engineering Since Google's Site Reliability Engineering Book was released, on more than one ...
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What processes or tools enable Segregation of Duties when engineers both deploy and run code?

In highly regulated environments, such as the Financial Services sector, Segregation of Duties is an essential mechanism for avoiding collision amongst individuals with development responsibilities ...
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What is the difference between SRE and DevOps?

What is the difference between SRE and DevOps? Site Reliability Engineering and Development Operations seem to overlap a lot in detail. How do I know which group is responsible for what, and how do I ...