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SRE & DevOps - How do they fit together?

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Last Wednesday Orbis Connect and London Reliability Engineering Group hosted a panel discussion to discuss SRE & DevOps, how do they fit together? 

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is the practice of balancing the velocity of development features with the risk to reliability. SRE is an implementation of DevOps so they are a natural fit, one allows the other to progress and they both share many common underlying fundamentals. Culture and the engineering culture will dictate the form of DevOps and SRE a company makes.

Joined by industry leaders within the SRE & DevOps space, we explored how the two roles of a DevOps Engineer and SRE Engineer sit together within an organisation. Are they still separate functions? We discussed their key differences and how they're best implemented at organisations. 

You can watch a recap of the event in full below: 

 

 
 
Panel speakers: 


Rupert Willard - Global Head of Application Infrastructure SRE & Ops at Morgan Stanley

Rupert has worked at Morgan Stanley for 20 years. During that time he has been part of an ongoing evolution of technology practices, from waterfall to Agile, from ITIL to DevOps, from outsourcing to insourcing, from build to buy, now embracing a Cloud-first strategy. Using SRE practices Rupert believes it is possible to successfully balance fast feature delivery with high product reliability at a lower cost of operational support.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rupert-willard-48284920

https://www.morganstanley.com/people/technology-professionals

 

Ron De Giorgio - Head of Reliability Engineering (Chapter Lead) at Direct Line Group

Ron recently joined Direct Line Group as Head of Reliability Engineering (Chapter Lead), previously  Head of Platform Engineering at 10x Future Technologies. A cross-functional technical leader with a proven track record of delivering the right customer-focused results within Site Reliability Engineering. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rondegiorgio/

 

Marc Andrew - DevOps Manager, Adstream

Marc currently heads up the Adstream DevOps team, responsible for Adstream’s AWS infrastructure, which enables over 100,000 businesses in the ad industry to manage, store and deliver their advertising content in 141 countries across the world. Marc led the team to be recognised at the 2019 DevOps Industry Awards, as winners of the “Best Overall DevOps Project – entertainment/Media Sector" award.

Marc has been working in media and IT for almost 20 years, working for the BBC, Red Bee Media, and Sky, before moving to Adstream in 2019. He has been leading DevOps and SRE teams for 5 years and is passionate about DevOps culture and technologies, and their capacity to solve real and important problems within software development and delivery.

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/marcleeandrew

https://medium.com/@marc.andrew
 

Our partners, The London Reliability Engineering Group: 

An open group to collaborate on projects, share ideas, experience and opinions on implementing SRE. This group was set up with the intention for those interested in understanding more about the world of SRE.

https://www.meetup.com/London-SRE-Group/

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