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What is the difference between SRE and DevOps?

DevOps is about maintaining code, is that correct? DevOps is not "just" about code, or systems, or any one thing. DevOps is a very general term that covers all things related to software delivery. ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

TL;DR: You should never try to hire a DevOps Team There are essentially three most common roles to hire for: DevOps Architect / Evangelist DevOps Engineer CI/CD Engineer These roles are distinct ...
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What is the difference between SRE and DevOps?

Dave Swersky already posted an excellent response above with Ben Treynor's definition of SRE, which is as poignant today as it was in 2003. Fundamentally, it’s what happens when you ask a software ...
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What is the difference between SRE and DevOps?

Site Reliability Engineering falls under more or less traditional operations, but heavily automated and version controlled, what is also called Infrastructure as Code. It is a well defined vertical ...
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What is the boundary of DevOps engineer job role?

From the "how it should properly work"/"how it was meant" perspective there is no real "DevOps engineer" because DevOps is a methodology/culture which emphasizes also on technical practices which ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

I'd argue Devops Engineer as described in your question link is mainly a sysadmin role. Quoting the skills here for background to this answer: Your climbing gear. Strong background in ...
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Cloud DB operator responsibilities / common tasks

I always saw a DBA as someone who fits in between developers and operations when it comes to database management. On the one hand, they often take care of backups, clustering, replication, actual ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

I realise this answer might not be a perfect fit for you, but here's what I did I was the first developer working at a very busy ecommerce startup, with incredibly high traffic. I realise the company ...
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What are some effective questions to ask someone who is considering me as their DevOps person?

In my opinion since the DevOps culture is derived from, or you could say appeared because of, the Agile software development methods I would ask if the company is following any agile software methods ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

You shouldn't hire a DevOps engineer because DevOps encompasses such a wide variety of disciplines that one individual cannot possibly be an expert in all aspects of these disciplines. By hiring a ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

I don't think you will be able to get a definitive answer for this because it seems like a lot of things factor in. How on board the company is with the DevOps practice What sort of application or ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

I had this exact challenge when implementing at ASOS. The goal for us is to have teams who are self sufficient and so having a dedicated role can be an anti-pattern, however we live in the real world ...
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How to identify yourself on a CV

Technically mentioning DevOps might be wrong (the question you referenced is also subject to opinions). But it can also be seen as clarifying/disambiguating - the term is widely used presently on ...
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What is the boundary of DevOps engineer job role?

AFAIK, there is no boundary for DevOps engineer. When it comes to questions you have put together, it is general misconception to consider DevOps engineer as administrators. DevOps is change in ...
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What are some effective questions to ask someone who is considering me as their DevOps person?

Ask if they track DevOps time to know the amount of work Ask how many external services do they have and if you need to manage them Ask how many technologies do they own and use daily and what you ...
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What is the difference between SRE and DevOps?

Another way to describe differences between Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps is to look at Wikipedia's explanation of a Site Reliability Engineer, which starts like so: Site reliability ...
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Cloud DB operator responsibilities / common tasks

The DBA is the person/role who is responsible for the availability, integrity and security of the organizations data. The responsibilities are the same regardless of the technology that happens to be ...
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Does QA in DevOps roles means CI/CD or more?

First, DevOps is a journey, not a destination. Not every organization approaches similar problems with the same solution; while automation is a component of a DevOps platform, it's not the single ...
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Does QA in DevOps roles means CI/CD or more?

The key aspect in a Dev(Sec)Ops-oriented organisation is the inter-field communication and collaboration. From this perspective, the QA role can include activities such as: continuous improvement of ...
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Does QA in DevOps roles means CI/CD or more?

This is an open-ended question, which is why the following answer is an opinion. The focus of QA (quality assurance) in the DevOps field is to monitor the deployment metrics to ensure that faults are ...
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Why shouldn't I try to hire a 'DevOps Engineer'?

If you are concerned with the meaning of DevOps, and following a "one true path". You shouldn't hire a DevOps Engineer. You should hire an Automation Engineer, or A Deployment engineer, or Platform ...
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