The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use
In 2016, Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today—and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook, a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment. This new workbook not only combines practical examples from Google’s experiences, but also provides case studies from Google’s Cloud Platform customers who underwent this journey. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times, and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn’t. Dive into this workbook and learn how to flesh out your own SRE practice, no matter what size your company is. You’ll learn: How to run reliable services in environments you don’t completely control—like cloud Practical applications of how to create, monitor, and run your services via Service Level Objectives How to convert existing ops teams to SRE—including how to dig out of operational overload Methods for starting SRE from either greenfield or brownfield
Create, deploy, and manage applications at scale using SRE principles Key Features Build and run highly available, scalable, and secure software Explore abstract SRE in a simplified and streamlined way Enhance the reliability of cloud environments through SRE enhancements Book Description Site reliability engineering (SRE) is being touted as the most competent paradigm in establishing and ensuring next-generation high-quality software solutions. This book starts by introducing you to the SRE paradigm and covers the need for highly reliable IT platforms and infrastructures. As you make your way through the next set of chapters, you will learn to develop microservices using Spring Boot and make use of RESTful frameworks. You will also learn about GitHub for deployment, containerization, and Docker containers. Practical Site Reliability Engineering teaches you to set up and sustain containerized cloud environments, and also covers architectural and design patterns and reliability implementation techniques such as reactive programming, and languages such as Ballerina and Rust. In the concluding chapters, you will get well-versed with service mesh solutions such as Istio and Linkerd, and understand service resilience test practices, API gateways, and edge/fog computing. By the end of this book, you will have gained experience on working with SRE concepts and be able to deliver highly reliable apps and services. What you will learn Understand how to achieve your SRE goals Grasp Docker-enabled containerization concepts Leverage enterprise DevOps capabilities and Microservices architecture (MSA) Get to grips with the service mesh concept and frameworks such as Istio and Linkerd Discover best practices for performance and resiliency Follow software reliability prediction approaches and enable patterns Understand Kubernetes for container and cloud orchestration Explore the end-to-end software engineering process for the containerized world Who this book is for Practical Site Reliability Engineering helps software developers, IT professionals, DevOps engineers, performance specialists, and system engineers understand how the emerging domain of SRE comes handy in automating and accelerating the process of designing, developing, debugging, and deploying highly reliable applications and services.
Author: David N. Blank-Edelman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2018-08-21
Organizations big and small have started to realize just how crucial system and application reliability is to their business. They’ve also learned just how difficult it is to maintain that reliability while iterating at the speed demanded by the marketplace. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a proven approach to this challenge. SRE is a large and rich topic to discuss. Google led the way with Site Reliability Engineering, the wildly successful O’Reilly book that described Google’s creation of the discipline and the implementation that’s allowed them to operate at a planetary scale. Inspired by that earlier work, this book explores a very different part of the SRE space. The more than two dozen chapters in Seeking SRE bring you into some of the important conversations going on in the SRE world right now. Listen as engineers and other leaders in the field discuss: Different ways of implementing SRE and SRE principles in a wide variety of settings How SRE relates to other approaches such as DevOps Specialties on the cutting edge that will soon be commonplace in SRE Best practices and technologies that make practicing SRE easier The important but rarely explored human side of SRE David N. Blank-Edelman is the book’s curator and editor.
Author: Dave Harrison
Release Date: 2019-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can’t help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a lagging QA process. What steps should Ben take to build the momentum needed to create positive changes within his company? In this unique business novel by Dave Harrison and Knox Lively, two DevOps professionals with years of diverse experience in the industry, you follow Ben as he solves work frustrations in order to adopt Agile, DevOps, and microservices architectures for his organization. Achieving DevOps addresses the “Now what?” moment many DevOps professionals face on their journey. The story provides you with the knowledge you need to navigate the internal political waters, build management support, show measurable results, and bring DevOps successfully into your organization. Come away with practical lessons and timeless business concepts. You’ll know how to effect change in a company from the bottom up, gain support, and instill a pattern of progressively building on success. Experience Ben’s progress vicariously in Achieving DevOps and bridge the gap between inspiration and the implementation of your own DevOps practices. Who This Book Is For Those serving as change agents who are working to influence and move their organizations toward a DevOps approach to software development and deployment: those working to effect change from the bottom up such as development leads, QA leads, project managers, and individual developers; and IT directors, CTOs, and others at the top of an organization who are being asked to lend their support toward DevOps implementation efforts
Author: Susan J. Fowler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2016-11-30
One of the biggest challenges for organizations that have adopted microservice architecture is the lack of architectural, operational, and organizational standardization. After splitting a monolithic application or building a microservice ecosystem from scratch, many engineers are left wondering what’s next. In this practical book, author Susan Fowler presents a set of microservice standards in depth, drawing from her experience standardizing over a thousand microservices at Uber. You’ll learn how to design microservices that are stable, reliable, scalable, fault tolerant, performant, monitored, documented, and prepared for any catastrophe. Explore production-readiness standards, including: Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failures Scalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiency Fault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real time Monitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call procedures Documentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt
Author: Mark G. Sobell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2012
"I have found this book to be a very useful classroom text, as well as a great Linux resource. It teaches Linux using a ground-up approach that gives students the chance to progress with their skills and grow into the Linux world. I have often pointed to this book when asked to recommend a solid Linux reference." -Eric Hartwell, Chair, School of Information Technology, ITT Technical Institute The #1 Fedora and RHEL resource--a tutorial AND on-the-job reference Master Linux administration and security using GUI-based tools, the command line, and Perl scripts Set up key Internet servers, step by step, including Samba, Apache, sendmail, DNS, LDAP, FTP, and more Master All the Techniques You Need to Succeed with Fedora(tm) and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® In this book, one of the world's leading Linux experts brings together all the knowledge you need to master Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and succeed with it in the real world. Best-selling author Mark Sobell explains Linux clearly and effectively, focusing on skills you'll actually use as a user, programmer, or administrator. Now an even more versatile learning resource, this edition adds skill objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Sobell assumes no prior Linux knowledge. He starts at the beginning and walks you through every topic and task that matters, using easy-to-understand examples. Step by step, you'll learn how to install and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical user interface, provide file/print sharing, configure network servers, secure Linux desktops and networks, work with the command line, administer Linux efficiently, and even automate administration with Perl scripts. Mark Sobell has taught hundreds of thousands of Linux and UNIX professionals. He knows every Linux nook and cranny--and he never forgets what it's like to be new to Linux. Whatever you want to do with Linux--now or in the future--you'll find it here. Compared with the other Linux books out there, A Practical Guide to Fedora(tm) and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, Sixth Edition, delivers Complete, up-to-the-minute coverage of Fedora 15 and RHEL 6 State-of-the-art security techniques, including up-to-date firewall setup techniques using system-config-firewall and iptables, and a full chapter on OpenSSH (ssh) Coverage of crucial topics such as using su and sudo, and working with the new systemd init daemon Comprehensive coverage of the command line and key system GUI tools More practical coverage of file sharing using Samba, NFS, and FTP Superior coverage of automating administration with Perl More usable, realistic coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache (Web), sendmail, NFSv4, DNS/BIND, and LDAP, plus new coverage of IPv6 More and better coverage of system/network administration tasks, including network monitoring with Cacti Deeper coverage of essential administration tasks--from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel Complete instructions on keeping Linux systems up-to-date using yum And much more, including a 500+ term glossary and comprehensive indexes Includes DVD! Get the full version of the Fedora 15 release!
It can be tough to roll out a pre-configured environment if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’ll show you how to streamline your service options with Docker, so that you can scale in an agile, responsive manner. Key Features Learn how to structure your own Docker containers Create and manage multiple configuration images Understand how to scale and deploy bespoke environments Book Description Making sure that your application runs across different systems as intended is quickly becoming a standard development requirement. With Docker, you can ensure that what you build will behave the way you expect it to, regardless of where it's deployed. By guiding you through Docker from start to finish (from installation, to the Docker Registry, all the way through to working with Docker Swarms), we’ll equip you with the skills you need to migrate your workflow to Docker with complete confidence. What you will learn Learn to design and build containers for different kinds of applications Create a testing environment to identify issues that may cause production deployments to fail Discover how you can correctly structure and manage a multi-tier environment Run, debug, and experiment with example applications in Docker containers Who this book is for This book is ideal for developers, system architects and site reliability engineers (SREs) who wish to adopt a Docker-based workflow for consistency, speed and isolation of system resources within their applications. You’ll need to be comfortable working with the command line.
Efficiently deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters on a cloud Key Features Deploy highly scalable applications with Kubernetes on Azure Leverage AKS to deploy, manage, and operations of Kubernetes Gain best practices from this guide to increase efficiency of container orchestration service on Cloud Book Description Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your resource for achieving successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will learn how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. With this book, you will be able to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of industry best practices to work with advanced Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) concepts for complex systems. What you will learn Get to grips with Microsoft AKS deployment, management, and operations Learn about the benefits of using Microsoft AKS, as well as the limitations, and avoid potential problems Integrate Microsoft toolchains such as Visual Studio Code, and Git Implement simple and advanced AKS solutions Implement the automated scalability and high reliability of secure deployments with Microsoft AKS Use kubectl commands to monitor applications Who this book is for If you’re a cloud engineer, cloud solution provider, sysadmin, site reliability engineer, or a developer interested in DevOps and are looking for an extensive guide to running Kubernetes in the Azure environment then, this book is for you. Though any previous knowledge of Kubernetes is not expected, some experience with Linux and Docker containers would be beneficial.
Author: Sean P. Kane
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Release Date: 2018-09-07
Docker is rapidly changing the way organizations deploy software at scale. However, understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—is not a trivial task. With the updated edition of this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. This edition includes significant updates to the examples and explanations that reflect the substantial changes that have occurred over the past couple of years. Sean Kane and Karl Matthias have added a complete chapter on Docker Compose, deeper coverage of Docker Swarm mode, introductions to both Kubernetes and AWS Fargate, examples on how to optimize your Docker images, and much more. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applications Start working with Docker images, containers, and command line tools Use practical techniques to deploy and test Docker containers in production Debug containers by understanding their composition and internal processes Deploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environment Explore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
Leverage Docker to unlock efficient and rapid container deployments to improve your development workflow Key Features Reconfigure Docker hosts to create a logging system with the ElasticSearch-Logstash-Kibana (ELK) stack Tackle the challenges of large-scale container deployment with this fast-paced guide Benchmark the performance of your Docker containers using Apache JMeter Book Description Docker is an enterprise-grade container platform that allows you to build and deploy your apps. Its portable format lets you run your code right from your desktop workstations to popular cloud computing providers. This comprehensive guide will improve your Docker workflows and ensure your application's production environment runs smoothly. This book starts with a refresher on setting up and running Docker and details the basic setup for creating a Docker Swarm cluster. You will then learn how to automate this cluster by using Chef Server and Cookbook. After that, you will run the Docker monitoring system with Prometheus and Grafana, and deploy the ELK stack. You will also learn some tips for optimizing Docker images. After deploying containers with the help of Jenkins, you will then move on to a tutorial on using Apache JMeter to analyze your application's performance. You will learn how to use Docker Swarm and NGINX to load-balance your application and how common debugging tools in Linux can be used to troubleshoot Docker containers. By the end of this book, you will be able to integrate all the optimizations that you have learned and put everything into practice in your applications. What you will learn Automate provisioning and setting up nodes in a Docker Swarm cluster Configure a monitoring system with Prometheus and Grafana Use Apache JMeter to create workloads for benchmarking the performance of Docker containers Understand how to load-balance an application with Docker Swarm and Nginx Deploy strace, tcdump, blktrace, and other Linux debugging tools to troubleshoot containers Integrate Docker optimizations for DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, CI, and CD Who this book is for If you are a software developer with a good understanding of managing Docker services and the Linux file system and are looking for ways to optimize working with Docker containers, then this is the book for you. Developers fascinated with containers and workflow automation with benefit from this book.
Editorial Review Dr. Bakshi has compiled a thorough, clear reference text covering the important fields of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing. This book has resulted from his many years of experience in EUVL development and from teaching this subject to future specialists. The book proceeds from an historical perspective of EUV lithography, through source technology, optics, projection system design, mask, resist, and patterning performance, to cost of ownership. Each section contains worked examples, a comprehensive review of challenges, and relevant citations for those who wish to further investigate the subject matter. Dr. Bakshi succeeds in presenting sometimes unfamiliar material in a very clear manner. This book is also valuable as a teaching tool. It has become an instant classic and far surpasses others in the EUVL field. -- Dr. Akira Endo, Chief Development Manager, Gigaphoton Inc. Description Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is the principal lithography technology aiming to manufacture computer chips beyond the current 193-nm-based optical lithography, and recent progress has been made on several fronts: EUV light sources, optics, optics metrology, contamination control, masks and mask handling, and resists. This comprehensive volume is comprised of contributions from the world's leading EUVL researchers and provides all of the critical information needed by practitioners and those wanting an introduction to the field. Interest in EUVL technology continues to increase, and this volume provides the foundation required for understanding and applying this exciting technology. About the editor of EUV Lithography Dr. Vivek Bakshi previously served as a senior member of the technical staff at SEMATECH; he is now president of EUV Litho, Inc., in Austin, Texas.
Author: Simon J. Evenett
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2002-09-27
Genre: Political Science
East Asian economies of the 1980s and much of the 1990s were among the most competitive exporters of manufactured products and were also able to sustain growth rates far higher than those of other countries, developing or industrial. However, the economic crisis of 1997-98 impacted the economies of these countries. Although recovery began fairly quickly in some countries, others have yet to regain their growth momentum. 'Can East Asia Compete?' looks at whether or not East Asia can restore its near magical performance, or is its competitive strength beginning to wane. This volume argues that East Asian countries have far from exhausted their growth potential. However, future competitiveness will depend on much greater innovative capability in manufacturing and services, innovativeness that is grounded in stronger institutions, improved macroeconomic policies, and closer regional coordination. 'Can East Asia Compete?' clearly summarizes the issues currently being debated and provides guidance to East Asian economies on how to deal with the policy concerns that lie ahead.
Based on the results of a third survey, the engineering and programming characteristics of 222 different electronic digital computing systems are given. The data are presented from the point of view of application, numerical and arithmetic characteristics, input, output and storage systems, construction and checking features, power, space, weight, and site preparation and personnel requirements, production records, cost and rental rates, sale and lease policy, reliability, operating experience, and time availability, engineering modifications and improvements and other related topics. An analysis of the survey data, fifteen comparative tables, a discussion of trends, a revised bibliography, and a complete glossary of computer engineering and programming terminology are included.