Building an SRE Capability Inside a Large Organization

Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 13:3014:30

Sriram Gollapalli, Agilent Technologies, Inc.


Agilent Technologies, while traditionally known as a hardware company, has started to deliver several Software-as-a Service offerings through acquisitions and in-house product development. This talk will discuss how to transform the thinking across a decentralized, large corporate organization to approach software delivery differently. Traditionally, we are used to delivering software by burning and shipping CDs/DVDs with annual release cycles. Fast-forward to today with SaaS products using CI/CD approaches, etc and releasing as frequently as twice a week, this requires a completely different operating model and doesn’t fit in the traditional organizational framework/processes.

Sriram Gollapalli, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Sriram Gollapalli is the Director of Technology in the CrossLab Group at Agilent Technologies, Inc. He was the Co-Founder, CTO/COO at iLab Solutions from September 2006 until it was acquired by Agilent in August, 2016. The iLab Operating Software is a SaaS product serving academic and cancer research institutions. Prior to that, he was a Consultant with Deloitte Consultin for several years. He focused on developing and executing IT cost reduction and process improvement strategies for Fortune 250 clients and post-merger IT management support. He received a BS in Computer Science and a Masters in IS from Carnegie Mellon University.

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@conference {205528,
author = {Sriram Gollapalli},
title = {Building an {SRE} Capability Inside a Large Organization},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug

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