THE INDUSTRY

SRE and DevOps are principles designed to break down silos and foster a culture of collaboration with the goal to create scalable and highly reliable software systems

DevOps culture embraces the principles, practices, and mindset required to ensure open communication & collaboration within engineering teams. It has sprung from the need to break down silos between Development & Operations to ensure that infrastructure can be faster; better; more agile.

By implementing a mindset of open communication & enacting processes that embody this mindset, DevOps/SRE teams can experience the joys of a well-oiled machine & agile infrastructure.

The State of DevOps

DevOps practices have evolved in recent years in many organizations seeking to respond more effectively to their business challenges. While DevOps previously focused primarily on IT services, it now extends across the entire enterprise, impacting processes and data flows, driving deep organizational changes.

THE PAST

THE PAST

Security Engineering

Security Engineering involves ensuring security of company applications, systems & infrastructure. Critically, it requires ensuring compliance with security standards thereby protecting the company’s core infrastructure.

Security Engineering involves ensuring security of company applications, systems & infrastructure. Critically, it requires ensuring compliance with security standards thereby protecting the company’s core infrastructure.

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Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering involves designing, managing and utilizing core company systems (& software). This requires heavy testing & ensuring availability.

Systems Engineering involves designing, managing and utilizing core company systems (& software). This requires heavy testing & ensuring availability.

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Software Engineering /Development

Software Engineering/Development involves designing, building and maintaining a variety of applications & components. Essentially, it requires heavy programming.

Software Engineering/Development involves designing, building and maintaining a variety of applications & components. Essentially, it requires heavy programming.

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THE EVOLUTION

THE EVOLUTION

Site Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering was coined by Google in 2003 and involves running a company’s ‘site’ smoothly, efficiently and reliably.

Over time, this has evolved to ensuring reliability of a company’s entire systems & infrastructure.

Reliability Engineering was coined by Google in 2003 and involves running a company’s ‘site’ smoothly, efficiently and reliably.

Over time, this has evolved to ensuring reliability of a company’s entire systems & infrastructure.

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DevOps/SRE

Site Reliability Engineering

Reliability Engineering was coined by Google in 2003 and involves running a company’s ‘site’ smoothly, efficiently and reliably.

Over time, this has evolved to ensuring reliability of a company’s entire systems & infrastructure.

Reliability Engineering was coined by Google in 2003 and involves running a company’s ‘site’ smoothly, efficiently and reliably.

Over time, this has evolved to ensuring reliability of a company’s entire systems & infrastructure.

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DevOps Engineering

DevOps Engineering was coined by Patrick Dubois & Andrew Shafer in 2009. It involves balancing & blending the disciplines mentioned here. It is not simply ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’ married together, instead requiring teams to eliminate all silos, improve communication across all departments & truly embody agility within an engineering department.

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Where to next?

As time moves on, new disciplines come to the fore: There’s always a ‘next big thing’. However, this does not mean previous disciplines are eliminated! Instead, with a true DevOps culture & mindset implemented, the new & old can interact seamlessly in contributing to a truly reliable & agile infrastructure.

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