SRE Weekly Issue #417

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Remember that cool lava lamp random number generator that Cloudflare uses? Now they have a couple of other sources of entropy, and they’re teaming up with other companies.

  Cefan Daniel Rubin, Luke Valenta, and Thibault Meunier — Cloudflare

To support 123 million simultaneous streams (!), Paramount+ migrated to a multi-region architecture with a distributed, multi-write database.

  Denis Magda — Yugabyte

DevOps Research and Assessment or the Digital Operational Resilience Act, which is which? Turns out they both matter to SREs.

  Lee Fredricks — PagerDuty

2038 isn’t so far off now. Do you have a plan for 64-bit timestamps?

  Code Reliant

To ensure they would dogfood the new account process regularly, these folks delete a random employee’s account in their product every day.

  Greg Foster — Graphite

Hey, check it out, sidecars are going to be fully supported in upcoming versions of Kubernetes!

  Steven Aldinger — TeamSnap

As part of releasing a new product, FireHydrant ran simulations to determine the right SLO — and uncover some room for optimization.

  Danielle Leong — FireHydrant

  This article is published by my sponsor, FireHydrant, but their sponsorship did not influence its inclusion in this issue.

If you’re new to distributed tracing, this is a great overview. The part about automated instrumentation for span tracing is especially useful.

  Chris Battarbee Metoro

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