SRE Weekly Issue #150

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This article is a condensed version of a talk, but it stands firmly on its own. Their Production-Grade Infrastructure Checklist is well worth a read.

Yevgeniy Brikman — Gruntwork

More and more, the reliability of our infrastructure is moving into the realm of life-critical.

Thanks to Richard Cook

Linda Comins — The Intelligencer for this one.

Detailed notes on lots of talks from SRECon, with a great sum-up at the top discussing the major themes of the conference.

Max Timchenko

Drawing from an @mipsytipsy Twitter thread from back in February, this article is a great analysis of why it’s right to put developers on call and how to make it humane. I especially like the part about paying extra for on-call, a practice I’ve been hearing more mentions of recently.

John Barton

Really? Never? I could have sworn I remembered reading about power outages…

Yevgeniy Sverdlik — DataCenter Knowledge

Lots of good stuff in this one about preventing mistakes and analyzing failures.

Rachel Bryan — Swansea University


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