May 26 – Weekly Recap of All Things Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

Welcome to the weekly post of the RackN blog recap of all things SRE. If you have any ideas for this recap or would like to include content please contact us at or tweet Rob (@zehicle) or RackN (@rackngo)

SRE Items of the Week

Co-Founders of RackN Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus at GlueCon

Reuven Cohen and Rob Hirschfeld Chat at GlueCon17
Reuven Cohen (@ruv) and Rob Hirschfeld discuss data center infrastructure trends concerning provisioning, automation and challenges. Rob highlights his company RackN and the open source project Digital Rebar sponsored by RackN.


Is SRE a Good Term?
Interview with Rob Hirschfeld (RackN) and Charity Majors (Honeycomb) at Gluecon 2017


How Google Runs its Production Systems – Get the Book

The book Site Reliability Engineering helps readers understand how some Googlers think: It contains the ideas of more than 125 authors. The four editors, Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, and Niall Richard Murphy, managed to weave all of the different perspectives into a unified work that conveys a coherent approach to managing distributed production systems.

Site Reliability Engineering delivers 34 chapters—totaling more than 500 printed pages from O’Reilly Media—that encompass the principles and practices that keep Google’s production systems working. The entire book is available online at, along with links to other talks, interviews, publications, and events.


Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus are preparing for a series of upcoming events where they are speaking or just attending. If you are interested in meeting with them at these events please email

Velocity : June 19 – 20 in San Jose, CA


SRE Weekly (@SREWeekly)Issue #73

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