SRE and Cloud

SRE and Cloud

SRE is here to overcome the traditional issues and work in a cloud-native environment. In the traditional system, developers and operators rely on manual activities for both complex and day-to-day tasks. They were hardly coping up with the complex changing process and growing demand. There were always conflicts between the goals of the developers and operators team. After the invention of the cloud, members find many of their tasks and processes are not loud native. Did you know how they have handled these issues efficiently? Very simple, they have adopted SRE (Site Reliability Engineering).

SRE and Cloud for Improved Performance

In the past, developers and operators used to work separately. They had their own goals. Developers’ goal was to create value quickly and deliver it to the customers. Operators’ goal was to ensure stability and make it operate in a production-like environment. SRE combines both teams’ goals. Its goal is to practice operation with scalability smoothly, make reliable software, and quickly deliver it to the customers. All these are done in a cloud-native environment to reduce the cost of the processes.

Cloud-native organizations use SRE for multiple reasons, like responding quickly to the changes and continuously improve the processes. It ensures better collaboration and improves reliability between the development team and the SRE team. It focuses both on fixing bugs and making the software available. The teams can focus on complex tasks like improving service performance without impacting availability. Otherwise, customers will be dissatisfied.

Cloud-native SRE improves performance, concurrency, and efficiency. Implementing automation becomes smooth. Automated processes include infrastructure development, fault-tolerance, and self-healing. Thus they can save cycle time which helps to an early start the next task. 

In a cloud-native situation, SRE can improve observability. Implementing observability is a complex process as various services require different ways and times to measure it. But SRE can use four golden signals (latency, traffic, errors, and saturation. Working in a production-like environment helps members to understand better their lickings and how to improve themselves continuously. Cloud can provide a production-like environment at a low cost. Thus the organization can meet the higher expectations of the customers.

SRE in the cloud improves performance and increases safety. Continuous feedback ensures continuous development. Better collaboration between developers and SRE teams in a cloud-native environment enhances the overall efficiency of the organization.