Double, Double, Toil and Trouble! Top SRE Practices for DevOps

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) originated at Google as a discipline and set of practices to operationalize and scale its services. SRE’s values, skills, and approaches do not reflect the typical SysAdmin role, so making the shift to SRE is a challenge and transformation in and of itself.  

Having built an SRE organization from the ground up, John Esser will outline:

  • How to morph an existing operations group into an SRE discipline
  • Typical challenges you’ll encounter 
  • The top SRE practices (e.g. eliminate toil) teams can and should adopt to scale their services 
  • The mindset needed to effectively work with developers in the organization 

Site Reliability Engineering is NOT operations per usual! 

John Esser

CEO, Veracity Solutions

In his new role as CEO of Veracity Solutions, John continues to lead out on Agile and DevOps transformations. John has an extensive background having most recently led organizations such as Ancestry, AdvancedMD and 1-800 Contacts through similar transformations. Additionally, John has spoken and keynoted at numerous conferences and even co-authored ‘Transformational Leadership: A Quick Start Guide’.