SREs Expanding Their Use of Rundeck: "Helping Me" + "Helping You"

It has been interesting to watch how Rundeck spreads in organizations who are also adopting SRE practices. The emerging role of SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) focuses on using software engineering skills to build and operate highly-reliable and highly-scalable services.

Their Rundeck usage can be divided up into two categories that I call "helping me" and "helping you".


Self-Service, Checklists, and More at SREcon Americas 2018
Damon Edwards     March 26, 2018 IT Operations, Rundeck

Going to SREcon Americas this week? Stop by the Rundeck booth in the exhibit hall.

Talks We Like: Performance Checklists for SREs by Brendan Gregg
Damon Edwards     March 22, 2018 IT Operations

Getting ready for next week's SREcon, we picked another SREcon classic for this week's Talks We Like.

This is Netflix's Brendan Gregg's talk on using checklists when responding to performance issues. As Brendan puts it, "When Netflix is down, minutes matter, and there's little time for traditional performance engineering."

Rundeck Access Control Rules Are Now Easier to Manage

Fine-grained access control has been a core feature of Rundeck from the earliest days of the project. However, it wasn't always so easy to create and edit access control policy files.

Recent features added to open source Rundeck and Rundeck Pro make working with Rundeck's access control policies a lot easier.

Talks We Like: Keys to SRE by Ben Traynor
Damon Edwards     March 15, 2018 IT Operations

In today's edition of Talks We Like, I'm highlighting a talk that anyone interested in SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) should watch: Ben Traynor's Keys to SRE.

Toil: Finally a Name For a Problem We've All Felt
Damon Edwards     March 12, 2018 IT Operations

Our industry has always had localized expressions for work that was necessary but didn’t move the company forward. "Busy work." "Monkey work." "Muck work." "Chores." Now, thanks to the SRE movement, there is a word we can all use. That word is “toil.”

The concept of toil is a unifying force because it provides an impartial framework for identifying — then containing — the work that takes up our time, blocks people from fulfilling their engineering potential, and doesn't move the company forward.