Production Readiness

A production readiness review is used by software companies to determine whether the design and implementation of the system is ready to be released to its customers. The process is used to identify and address the reliability of a service, sufficiency of the coverage of privacy and security needs, and the ease of the operability. This track explores what types of aspects of software need to be prepared to start taking on full production load with customer’s data. Topics include observability, emergency response, capacity planning, release processes, and SLOs for availability and latency.

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Production Readiness: Fighting Fires or Building Better Systems?

Wednesday Nov 10 / 08:00AM PST

In 2018 Tanya Reilly gave a talk called ‘The History of Fire Escapes’ in which she argues that we need to ‘focus on better software, not better incident response’. When I was recently asked how much time SREs should spend firefighting, that talk came to mind. The ideal...

Laura Nolan

Site Reliability Engineer @Slack, Contributor to Seeking SRE, & SRECon Steering Committee


Prod Lessons - Deployment Validation and Graceful Degradation

Wednesday Nov 10 / 09:00AM PST

Key to Site Reliability Engineering is building frameworks and “guardrails” that enable the product to be developed safely. If patterns can be identified in outages and bugs, preventing those problems systematically gives SRE unparalleled leverage to improve stability. During...

Anika Mukherji

Software Engineer @Pinterest


Production Readiness

Wednesday Nov 10 / 10:00AM PST

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Production Readiness Panel

Wednesday Nov 10 / 11:00AM PST

The session details will be updated soon.


Wednesday Nov 10 / 08:00AM PST


Production Readiness


Track Host

Ines Sombra

Director of Engineering @Fastly

Ines Sombra is a Senior Director of Engineering at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the Web go faster. Ines holds an M.S. in Computology with an emphasis on Cheesy 80’s Rock Ballads. She has a fondness for steak, fernet, and running after a toddler who won't stay put....

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