Site reliability engineering and development operations are disciplines related to software design with aims of scalability and automation. Development operations are concerned with laying infrastructure and developing systems while ensuring automation and scalability. Site reliability engineering deploys software engineering methodologies to scale and automate software for solving infrastructure and operational problems. The two concepts strive to produce highly scalable, reliable and automated software and systems to simplify tasks. Systems can be created by combining reusable components to get efficient and reliable systems fulfilling required tasks.
The site reliability engineers are assigned the duty of ensuring that the software does not fail while being used which requires steps to raise reliability. Automation makes it faster for tasks to be completed as compared to those tasks done in manual ways. Site reliability engineers are suited by skills in software engineering combined with experience in administrative duties. Development operations experts work together with site reliability engineers to ensure timely deliveries and streamlined processes. The reliability, efficiency and scalability features of each software are thoroughly tested and confirmed to ensure that clients receive satisfactory products. The site reliability engineers and development operations team share goals of limiting organization drawbacks to improve productivity through continued enhancements.
Software is designed while making gradual improvements and changes to increase productivity, reliability and performance aspects. It is the duty of site reliability engineering team to continuously monitor the software and identify possible areas that require improvement to keep them running efficiently. The task of developing systems is based on using actual statistics and measurements to ensure accuracy and precise operations. Systems must perform at all times to satisfy users and this is achieved by the site reliability engineers who ensure constant availability. Software is required to perform given tasks efficiently and this may be ensured through maintaining latency and efficiency at necessary levels. The process of developing systems and software products comprises of a number of steps such as gathering specifications, writing application code and testing to verify performance aspects.
Site reliability engineering involves constantly monitoring systems for malfunctions and applying the most suitable measures to correct. Site reliability engineers are required to create alternative options to be used during emergency situations. Automation makes it easier for complex and tedious tasks done manually to be done easily automatically for better results. Series of tests to verify ability to fulfill the intended purposes may be undertaken to ensure that the software delivered is satisfactory. Changing times demand for new features to be deployed to solve the arising problems. Security measures must be put in place to ensure the security capabilities of the software. Systems require to be kept updated and the site reliability engineers are expected to create schedules concerning installing these updates.