When a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) delivers cloud services to enterprises, they guarantee the reliability of those services such as compute, storage, database, network, etc., through service-level agreements (SLAs) for promised levels of performance and uptime.
When organizations adopt cloud services and deploy their own solutions/applications / productized services and customizations to run on the cloud services, end-to-end reliability becomes the responsibility of the enterprises. As the cloud brings extreme agility with everything on code, managing the reliability with the traditional operations approach will prove inefficient, and it needs a new method of execution. Cloud Reliability Engineering as competency helps enterprises to adopt the right set of processes, tools, and skills to manage the cloud reliability.
Reliability in cloud computing is a measure of the probability that the service or solution delivers what it is designed for. This implies that it is available, and performs in the way intended.
When you access an app or service in the cloud, you can reasonably expect that:
Factors like these measure the reliability of your cloud offerings. In the real world, we will see faults from things such as server downtime, software failure, security breaches, user errors, and other unexpected incidents.
Cloud reliability engineering helps to address all these factors to achieve the desired level of reliability.
Site Reliability Engineering is an engineering discipline devoted to helping an organization sustainably achieve the appropriate level of reliability in its systems, services, and products. DevOps combines development (Dev) and operations (Ops) to unite people, processes, and technology in application planning, development, delivery, and operations.
Cloud Reliability Engineering combines the principles of SRE and the process of DevOps to build a reliable cloud platform.
The fundamental phases of CRE are Design, Build & Operate. Each phase is a combination of tools & processes combined to deliver the CRE principles.
All these 3 fundamental phases of CRE are designed to deliver:
Cloud Reliability Engineering’s key characteristics include effective design, execution, and maintenance of systems implemented in the cloud, primarily focused on reliability and availability of cloud services, multi-cloud management according to best practices in governance, security, and cost control.
A Cloud reliability engineer should possess the following skill sets:
We provide an agile approach to adopting CRE principles and developing a CRE framework with key focus areas such as reliability, security & governance, and operational excellence. CRE framework adoption is done in 4 phases as below.
We at Codincity have the expertise with CRE; using our specialized frameworks we can help you to design a reliable & secured cloud platform and enhance your operational excellence. Please reach out to us at email@example.com to hear more about CRE and our demonstrated CRE capabilities.