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Why SRE Documents Matter
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Why SRE Documents Matter

How documentation enables SRE teams to manage new and existing services.

Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops
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Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops

How Google moved its virtual desktops to the cloud.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Knowledge Base Construction in the Machine-Learning Era

Three critical design points: Joint learning, weak supervision, and new representations.

Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies
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Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies

Dependency management is a crucial part of system and software design.

The Mythos of Model Interpretability
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The Mythos of Model Interpretability

In machine learning, the concept of interpretability is both important and slippery.

Mind Your State for Your State of Mind
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Mind Your State for Your State of Mind

The interactions between storage and applications can be complex and subtle.

GitOps
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GitOps: A Path to More Self-Service IT

IaC + PR = GitOps

Workload Frequency Scaling Law
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Workload Frequency Scaling Law: Derivation and Verification

Workload scalability has a cascade relation via the scale factor.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: FPGAs in Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems
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Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems

Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees.

C Is Not a Low-Level Language
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C Is Not a Low-Level Language

Your computer is not a fast PDP-11.

Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services
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Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services

Embracing failures for improving availability.

Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me

A look at JavaScript libraries in the wild.

Documentation Is Automation
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Documentation Is Automation

A.B.A. = Always be automating.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cluster Scheduling for Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Canary Analysis Service
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Canary Analysis Service

Automated canarying quickens development, improves production safety, and helps prevent outages.

DevOps Delivers
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DevOps Delivers

The DevOps methodology has come of age in the past several years, and organizations are adopting key DevOps practices to transform their software practices.

Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?
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Continuous Delivery Sounds Great, but Will It Work Here?

It's not magic, it just requires continuous, daily improvement at all levels.

Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)
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Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)

Complex socio-technical systems are hard; film at 11.

DevOps Metrics
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DevOps Metrics

Your biggest mistake might be collecting the wrong data.
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