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A blueprint for the Digital Highway for Reliable and Continuous Software Delivery & Operations

With more than 20 years of field experience and working with the leading IT partners, Digital Architects Zurich developed a blueprint to support digital transformation. In this blog post, we will present this blueprint for the Digital Highway for reliable and continuous software delivery and operations. The challenge of successful Digital Transformation In order to […]

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Site Reliability Engineering – An Overview

If you let a software engineer come up with an ideal set-up for application operations, you will most likely hear about a concept that is very similar to that of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) as Ben Treynor, VP of engineering at Google and founder of Google’s SRE team, describes.  The motivation to introduce and define such a role is based on conflicting goals in modern operating models. Two examples of such conflicts are: 

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Effective SRE : How to democratize and apply Site Reliability Engineering in your organisation

You certainly have heard of a company named Google. The IT giant was among the first pioneers of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) . After making its proofs within Google’s production systems, the concept gained a lot of attraction around the Software Engineering community. At Digital Architects Zurich, we understand Site Reliability Engineering as a fundamental concept, as we explained in a previous blogpost.

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Effective SRE Tooling for self-service Monitoring and Analytics

An open Observability-based instrumentation & AI-able streaming architecture to pilot the Digital Highway We introduced, in a previous blogpost, the high-level pattern of the digital highway suggested by Digital Architects Zurich to tackle the following challenge: “Ensuring SLOs in the age of digital transformation, Cloud & DevOps while keeping budget under control and leveraging value-add

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EFFECTIVE SRE: SLO engineering and Error Budget

As part of our democratised approach for companies to adopt SRE, we have introduced in a previous blogpost our “Effective SRE” challenge triangle (see below). We then mentioned “SLO Engineering” without exploring it in further details and without describing its related key activities. In this blog post, we will provide you an overview of SLO

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Effective SRE: Continuous Verification by applying AI to Continuous Delivery and Quality Gate automation

Faster delivery of software will fail without a highly engineered Continuous Delivery Pipeline. It not only ensures various application quality attributes, but also allows testing of the release workflows and practicing the delivery of software. Effective SRE Challenges Triangle (Digital Architects Zurich, 2020) Continuous Verification, as part of Continuous Delivery, addresses the increased need for

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Reliability: The backbone of successful businesses

What if we told you that the only thing keeping your business from success is Reliability?  A simple recipe of two main ingredients can define a company’ success and growth: The balance between new features and reliability.  Trustworthiness, the ability to deliver a reliable product, predicting incidents before they happen and putting customers’ business stability at the center of the frame are the main keywords here. More

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Effective SRE Key Capabilities: Observability, OpenTelemetry and MELT

The first concept of Observability appeared in 1960 by the engineer Rudolf E. Kalman, but it wasn’t until 2010 that we discovered the importance of observability in the IT field and its role into the business growth. In a nutshell, Observability is the capability to ask arbitrary questions about your system without knowing them in

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Effective SRE: Continuous Verification

Effective SRE: Continuous Verification by applying AI to Continuous Delivery and Quality Gate automation

Faster delivery of software will fail without a highly engineered Continuous Delivery Pipeline. It not only ensures various application quality attributes, but also allows testing of the release workflows and practicing the delivery of software. Continuous Verification, as part of Continuous Delivery, addresses the increased need for application reliability of production systems with intelligent and

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