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January 2017

This post is part of an SRE series grounded in the ideas inspired by the Google SRE book. Every Ops team I know is underwater and doesn’t have the time to catch their breath. Why does the load increase and leave Ops behind? It’s because IT is increasingly fragmented and siloed by both new tech and […] via Spiraling Ops Debt & the SRE coding imperative — Rob Hirschfeld...

RackN CEO, Rob Hirschfeld, has been posting about our unique composable operations approach with Digital Rebar to enable hybrid infrastructure and mix-and-match underlay tooling. This post shows some remarkable flexibility enabled by the approach that allow operators to take limited, secure operations against running systems. via Surgical Ansible & Script Injections before, during or after deployment. — Rob Hirschfeld  ...

We're excited to announce an updated set of Digital Rebar training videos.  In response to requests to go beyond the simple Quick Start guide, we created a dedicated training channel and have been producing 15 minute tutorials on a wide range of topics. Want us to cover a topic?  Just ask us on Gitter! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXPBeIrpXjfgurJuwVjZkcfmatCoXYM_v   In some cases, these videos contain information that has not made it into documentation yet.  Our documentation is open source, we'd love to incorporate your notes...

Using infrastructure effectively is a competitive advantage for Google and their SREs carry tremendous authority and respect for executing on that mission. I’ve been writing about Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) tasks for nearly 5 years under a lot of different names such as DevOps, Ready State, Open Operations and Underlay Operations. SRE is a term popularized by Google (there’s a book!) for the operators who build and automate their infrastructure. Their role is not administration, it is redefining...