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Real-World SRE

By : Nat Welch
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Real-World SRE

By: Nat Welch

Overview of this book

Real-World SRE is the go-to survival guide for the software developer in the middle of catastrophic website failure. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has emerged on the frontline as businesses strive to maximize uptime. This book is a step-by-step framework to follow when your website is down and the countdown is on to fix it. Nat Welch has battle-hardened experience in reliability engineering at some of the biggest outage-sensitive companies on the internet. Arm yourself with his tried-and-tested methods for monitoring modern web services, setting up alerts, and evaluating your incident response. Real-World SRE goes beyond just reacting to disaster—uncover the tools and strategies needed to safely test and release software, plan for long-term growth, and foresee future bottlenecks. Real-World SRE gives you the capability to set up your own robust plan of action to see you through a company-wide website crisis. The final chapter of Real-World SRE is dedicated to acing SRE interviews, either in getting a first job or a valued promotion.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


Now that the metrics and logs are flowing, and people love this new system you set up, it is time to start using it for what it was meant for—waking people up at three in the morning because of an emergency.

In this chapter, we learned about a variety of tools that you can use for monitoring, plus why monitoring is useful and important.

In the next chapter, we will be talking about alerting team members about outages and how to run incident response in such a way that people will not be afraid of responding to an incident. Let's make sure that everyone will be laughing and hugging, instead of running for the doors!