SRE Articles

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    A look at our biggest SRE[in]con yet

    November 14, 2019

    Co-authors: Todd Palino, Samir Jafferali, Kurt Andersen, and Carolyn Blood LinkedIn hosted its 4th annual SRE[in]con conference in late October that brought together over 700 LinkedIn site engineers, as well as partners from Microsoft, Github, Drawbridge and Glint, for more than 60 talks, workshops, and main stage keynotes. The purpose? To provide engineers...

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    Iris mobile: An open source, mobile interface for incident management

    May 9, 2019

    At LinkedIn, our on-call incidents are managed using Iris and Oncall, two tools that we released as open source to the community about two years ago. Oncall allows our teams to manage their on-call shifts in a largely automated fashion, scheduling rotations without any human intervention. At the same time, it allows teams to be agile and adaptable when defining...

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    Coding Conversations: The “Perfect Storm" that Brought Down LinkedIn.com

    November 16, 2018

    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared as a guest post on VentureBeat titled “What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.com.” Reprinted here in full, the post tells the story of how Katie accidentally crashed LinkedIn.com. After the immediate problem was resolved, the incident resulted in sitewide technical improvements and turned out to be a growth...

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    LinkedOut: A Request-Level Failure Injection Framework

    May 24, 2018

    LinkedIn has made significant investments in resilience engineering over the past few years. As Site Reliability Engineers (SREs),...

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    Introducing and Open Sourcing shiv

    May 10, 2018

    At LinkedIn, we ship hundreds of command-line utilities to every machine in our data centers and to all of our employees’ workstations...

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    Evolution of Couchbase at LinkedIn

    May 1, 2018

    Author's note: My colleague, Michael Kehoe, wrote a blog post on the Couchbase Ecosystem at LinkedIn. I encourage you to read it if...