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SRE Items of the Week
Kargo Ansible Playbooks foster Collaborative Kubernetes Ops
Making Kubernetes operationally strong is a widely held priority and I track many deployment efforts around the project. The incubated Kargo project is of particular interest for me because it uses the popular Ansible toolset to build robust, upgradable clusters on both cloud and physical targets. I believe using tools familiar to operators grows our community.
We’re excited to see the breadth of platforms enabled by Kargo and how well it handles a wide range of options like integrating Ceph for StatefulSet persistence and Helm for easier application uploads. Those additions have allowed us to fully integrate the OpenStack Helm charts (demo video). READ MORE
Cybercrime for Profit? Five reasons why we need to start driving much more dynamic IT Operations
There’s a frustrating cyberattack driven security awareness cycle in IT Operations. Exploits and vulnerabilities are neither new nor unexpected; however, there is a new element taking shape that should raise additional alarm.
Cyberattacks are increasingly profit generating and automated. READ MORE
Building the SRE Culture at LinkedIn
Being a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) means having to talk about hard problems. Site outages, complex failure scenarios, and other technical emergencies are the things we have to be prepared to deal with every day. When we’re not dealing with problems, we’re discussing them. We regularly perform post-mortems and root cause analyses, and we generally dig into complex technical problems in an unflinching way. READ MORE
Virtual Panel: OpenStack Summit Boston 2017 Debriefing
SRE vs. DevOps — a False Distinction?
Just a few days before he died at the beginning of the 1990s, a wise man taught us that “the show must go on.” Freddie Mercury’s parting words have long provided the guiding light for many, if not all, ops teams. In their eyes, the production environment should be exposed to minimum risk, even at the expense of new features and problem resolution.
About 10 years ago, Google decided to change its approach to production management. It took the company only a few years to realize that while R&D focused on creating new features and pushing them to production, the Operations group was trying to keep production as stable as possible—the two teams were pulling in opposite directions. This tension arose due to the groups’ different backgrounds, skill sets, incentives and metrics by which they were measured. READ MORE
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 email@example.com.
Gluecon : May 24 – 25, 2017 in Denver, CO
- Surviving Day 2 in Open Source Hybrid Automation – May 23, 2017 : Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus