Lifecycle of Reusable Automations: Track, Maintain, Deprecate

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 - 3:30 pm4:30 pm AEDT

Renisha Fernandes and Bharat P, VMware


As SRE's we all spend hours together to automate every possible manual task. While it is important to write new automated flows, it is equally important to keep existing automated flows relevant. As the number of active automation workflows grow significantly, various scaling problems come into picture. One of them is Maintaining relevant automations and avoiding Script rot. When a SRE Decides to use automated workflow on customer platform, they should be able to trust the relevancy of the script. Join us at our talk to get an insight over our experience of scaling in-house automation platform that hosts 2000+ automation workflows, with close to 5 million executions every month. We will talk about building and scaling automation platform, tracking automation workflows and executions, understanding script rot, working with execution data and how we used insights gathered from data to automatically maintain relevancy of workflows

Renisha Fernandes, VMware

Renisha Fernandes has been into software development close to 10 years, contributing to both backend and front end development. For the past 5 years, she has been contributing to the development and scaling of the automation platform which is actively being used by VMware VMC SRE. She likes playing around with Distributed Systems Design and effective scaling.

Bharat P, VMware

Bharat has been part of various product developments and operations for the last 15+ years. He is the Engineering Manager for SRE Services Cloud Operations. Platform Engineering falls into his current interests.

@conference {284893,
author = {Renisha Fernandes and Bharat P},
title = {Lifecycle of Reusable Automations: Track, Maintain, Deprecate},
year = {2022},
address = {Sydney},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec

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