DO, RE, Me: Measuring the Effectiveness of Site Reliability Engineering

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 3:30 pm4:10 pm

Dave Stanke, Google


The DevOps Research and Assessment group, or DORA, has conducted broad research on engineering teams’ use of DevOps for nearly a decade. Meanwhile, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) has emerged as a methodology with similar values and goals to DevOps. How do these movements compare? In 2021, for the first time, DORA studied the use of SRE across technology teams, to evaluate its adoption and effectiveness. We found that SRE practices are widespread, with a majority of teams surveyed employing these techniques to some extent. We also found that SRE works: higher adoption of SRE practices predicts better results across the range of DevOps success metrics. In this talk, we’ll explore the relationship between DevOps and SRE and how even elite software delivery teams can benefit through the continuous modernization of technical operations.

Dave Stanke, Google

Dave Stanke is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform, specializing in DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), and other flavors of technical relationship therapy. He loves chatting with practitioners: listening to stories, telling stories, sharing a healthy cry. Prior to Google, he was the CTO of OvationTix/TheaterMania, a SaaS startup in the performing arts industry, where he specialized in feeding memory to Java servers. He chose on purpose to live in New Jersey, where he enjoys baking, indie rock, and fatherhood.

SREcon22 Americas Open Access Sponsored by Blameless

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author = {Dave Stanke},
title = {{DO}, {RE}, Me: Measuring the Effectiveness of Site Reliability Engineering},
year = {2022},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = mar

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