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SRE Items of the Week
Beyond Google SRE: What is Site Reliability Engineering like at Medium?
We had the opportunity to sit down with Nathaniel Felsen, DevOps Engineer at Medium and the author of “Effective DevOps with AWS”. We are happy to share some practical insights from Nathaniel’s extensive experience as a seasoned DevOps and SRE practitioner.
While we hear a lot about these experiences from Google, Netflix, etc., we wanted to gather perspectives on DevOps and SRE life with other easily relatable companies. From tech-stack challenges to organization structure, Nathaniel provides a wide range of practical insights that we hope will be valuable in improving DevOps practices at your organization. READ MORE
GitHub seeks to spur innovation with Kubernetes migration
GitHub on Wednesday is sharing the details of the massive technical endeavor its engineers went through to migrate the infrastructure that powers github.com and api.github.com — some of its most critical workloads — from a set of manually-configured physical servers to Kubernetes clusters that run application containers.
GitHub is confident the move will allow for faster innovation on the online code sharing and development platform. READ MORE
SRE Thinking: Reframing Dev + Ops
Last month, Eric Wright and I were able to complete a discussion the inspired my guest post for CapitalOne “How Platforms and SREs Change the DevOps Contract.” While our conversation ranged widely over the challenges of building and integration of IT processes, the key message is simple: we need to make investments in operations. READ MORE
Coal or Diamonds? Configuration Management is Under Pressure
Cloud Native thinking is thankfully changing the way we approach traditional IT infrastructure. These profound changes in how we build applications with 12-factor design and containers has deep implications on how we manage configuration and the tools we use to do it. These are not cloud only impacts – the changes impact every corner of IT data centers. READ MORE
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