Ahebwe  Oscar

Ahebwe Oscar

1623192840

Does My Site Work?

EPISODE SUMMARY

On this episode, we will discuss how you can verify that your site works and continues to work. We’re digging into automated testing and how to write tests for your Django apps.

Full show notes are available at https://www.mattlayman.com/django-riffs/13.

EPISODE NOTES

Full show notes are available at https://www.mattlayman.com/django-riffs/13.

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Ashley Troy

1618240774

Role of Professional Brand Consulters to Make Your Brand Successful

Each company wishes to remain present in the industry, and for that purpose, it indulges in user profile creation sites list to become popular in the online field. To achieve this, however, you need robust and productive strategies to maintain your existing customers’ loyalty. These plans should also attract new customers at precisely the same time.

Only the latest consulting firms are effective enough to observe the suitable approaches that can help you transform your business into your favourite brand. At Vowels Advertising in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, we offer various courses and suggestions to help your business and building to be effective by becoming a brand consultant. Branding advisers build new communication methods and a new identity. These advisers offer the brand of goods as required. They research your brand, which is made up of its identity and values. Brand Advisors have fantastic ideas and approaches to branding your products.

The most significant advantage of hiring a new consulting firm is that it has years of experience combined with the latest construction approaches. Since then, such companies are used to market trends and are continually being improved; they can quickly assess the competition and track competitor companies. In this way, they can analyze the manufacturer’s promotional requirements and evaluate the market to target a new product more effectively.

None of the other popular brands you see in the market today have started on a large scale right from the start. They achieved their present position thanks to ongoing trials and planned procedures. The whole long-term strategy was to introduce a new identity, place it precisely in the current market, and strengthen it by copying it to acceptable masses. Planning these elements and then implementing them appropriately is not a simple job. That is why companies from all over the world employ new consulting companies to implement the project.

If best, a new consulting firm can be tricky as there are an endless number of firms offering such services? The key to finding the perfect supplier for you is to analyze your condition first. As soon as you write down all the things, you can compare providers on the Internet and look for any gaps that may be useful to you. Also, start looking for reviews and connect with all previous customers to find out how satisfied they were with all the services.

By opting for Enterprises, they are responsible for creating the perfect brand identity for virtually any business, placing or repositioning it according to the market in which it operates, designing campaigns that advertise the business professionally and economically, and conducting thorough target market, competition, and market research. Thanks to all these activities, companies help to establish a small business and increase its visibility on the market. In the case of your small business, you can undoubtedly see it grow and reach a wider audience. You can find suitable new employees for a consulting company.

So this is how you can hire professional brand consulters to promote your brand amongst the customers effectively.

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Getting SRE Buy-in From a Manager or Lead for Incident Response

Adopting SRE best practices can be difficult, especially when you need approval from managers, VPs, CTOs, and more. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through crafting a winning pitch for each level of leadership to ensure that SRE buy-in will succeed in your organization. Let’s start at the beginning with your team lead or manager.

The Situation

As one of the first steps towards SRE adoption, incident management is key. You want to implement an effective incident management system within your team. Now it’s time to convince your lead/manager. How will you accomplish this?

First, we need to recognize that your manager will need a lot of support from engineering and DevOps teams for this transition. These teams will need training in this incident management system to use it each time an incident occurs.

Second, you need to define what you mean by incident management. We’ll define incident management as the assembling, investigating, resolution, and learning process. This includes incident response playbooks, measuring tim-to-detection, monitoring systems, and ticketing workflow.

Once you have a handle on the basic proposal, it’s time to think about what the team (manager included) will gain from an incident management system.

The Incentives

There are four incentives that will motivate your team to adopt incident management best practices:

  • Incident management best practices restore your systems as fast as possible when an incident occurs.
  • A playbook gives everyone a sense of control amidst the chaos. It defines a set of repeatable practices to drive consistency while helping everyone to be thorough with their problem-solving.
  • Measuring time to resolution (TTR) and time to detection (TTD) allows the manager to quantify the team’s improvement on TTR and TTD moving forward.
  • Integration with alerting and ticketing systems reduces context switching between different apps. This lowers the stress from mentally keeping track of many systems.

Yet, explaining these incentives to your manager and hoping for immediate support will not guarantee buy-in. You need to anticipate the resistance your manager will have towards this big change.

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Kole  Haag

Kole Haag

1602925200

Availability, Maintainability, Reliability: What's the Difference?

We live in an era of reliability where users depend on having consistent access to services. When choosing between competing services, no feature is more important to users than reliability. But what does reliability mean?

To answer this question, we’ll break down reliability in terms of other metrics within reliability engineering: availability and maintainability. Distinguishing these terms isn’t a matter of semantics. Understanding the differences can help you better prioritize development efforts towards customer happiness.

Availability

Availability is the simplest building block of reliability. This metric describes what percentage of the time service is functioning. This is also referred to as the “uptime” of a service. Availability can be monitored by continuously querying the service and confirming responses return with expected speed and accuracy.

A service’s availability is a major component in how a user perceives the reliability. With this in mind, it can be tempting to set a goal for 100% uptime. But SRE teaches us that failure is inevitable; downtime-causing incidents will always occur outside of engineering expectations. Availability is often expressed in “nines,” representing how many decimals places the percentage of uptime can reach. Some major software companies will boast of “five nines,” or 99.999% uptime—but never 100%

Moreover, users will tolerate or even fail to notice downtime in some areas of your service. Development resources devoted to improving availability beyond expectations won’t increase customer happiness. Your service’s maintainability might need these resources instead.

Maintainability

Another major building block of reliability is maintainability. Maintainability factors into availability by describing how downtime originates and is resolved. When an incident causing downtime occurs, maintainable services can be repaired quickly. The sooner the incident is resolved, the sooner the service becomes available again.

There are two major components of maintainability: proactive and reactive.

  • Proactive maintainability involves building a codebase that can be easily understood and changed. As development progresses, issues will arise from incompatibility with existing code. If engineers are writing “spaghetti code” instead of prioritizing maintainability, issues are likely to occur and be difficult to find and solve. Proactive maintenance also includes procedures such as quality assurance and testing.
  • Reactive maintainability describes a service’s ability to be repaired after incidents. This is influenced by a service’s incident response procedures. As incidents are inevitable, great incident response and guardrails are a necessity. If incident response procedures are reliable, teams will resolve incidents quickly. Proper incident responses also foster learning to reduce recurrence. A highly maintainable service allows engineers to implement these lessons effectively

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Wiley  Mayer

Wiley Mayer

1602954000

Guide For Implementing SRE In NOCs

Network Operation Centers, or NOCs, serve as hubs for monitoring and incident response. A NOC is usually a physical location in an organization. NOC operators sit at a central desk with screens showing current service data. But, the functionality of a NOC can be distributed. Some organizations build virtual NOCs. These can be staffed fully remotely. This allows for distributed teams and follow-the-sun rotations. NOC as a service is another structure gaining in popularity. This is where the NOC is outsourced to a third party that offers it as a service similar to other infrastructure tools.

As IT services become more fragmented, shifting to virtual NOCs becomes more popular. These structures are far removed from the traditional big desk model, but their functions are the same. Any system where operators are able to monitor for incidents and respond to them can serve as a NOC.

The goals of NOC operators and SREs are aligned. Both try to improve the reliability of the system. In fact, SRE best practices applied to the NOC structure can take reliability to a new level. In this blog post, we’ll look at how SRE can improve NOC functions such as system monitoring, triage and escalation, incident response procedure, and ticketing.

Monitor Smarter by Focusing On Complex Metrics

The traditional image of a NOC is a huge grid of monitors showing every detail of the service’s data. A team of operators watches like hawks, catching any warning signs of incidents and responding. This system has several advantages. The completeness of the data displayed ensures nothing is missed. Also, having eyes on glass at all times promotes timely responses.

The SRE perspective on monitoring is different. The system monitors and alerts on metrics that have customer impact. These metrics are Service Level Indicators or SLIs. Instead of human observers, monitoring tools send alerts when these metrics hit thresholds. After iteration, these systems can be more reliable than a human observer. Yet, this doesn’t mean incidents won’t slip through the cracks. SRE teaches us that failure in any system is inevitable. Especially for organizations with multiple operating models, a mix of legacy and modern technologies, and the need to ensure governance and control, human observers in a NOC as another layer of monitoring may continue to be deeply essential.

To achieve the best of both worlds of your NOC and SRE practices, you’ll need to understand what response each of your metrics requires. For simple metrics that you can pull directly from system data, automated responses can save toil for your NOC operators. More nuanced metrics where an expert’s judgment may be necessary can be discussed in the NOC. This allows operators to focus on where their expertise is necessary. Monitoring tools handle the rest.

Escalate and Triage With Classification and On-Call

When a NOC operator notices an incident, their typical mode of operation is to first triage and try to remediate the issue via runbooks and existing documentation. They determine the severity and service area of the incident. Based on this, they escalate and engage the correct people for the incident response. In a traditional NOC structure, there’s a dedicated on-call team for incident response.

In the SRE world, things become less siloed. Incident classification applies across the organization. The developers most closely involved with each service area are also responsible for on-call shifts, rather than laying that responsibility squarely on dedicated on-call teams. NOC operators can collaborate with engineers on developing fair and effective on-call schedules. Yet NOC procedures for alerting don’t need to change. All of the infrastructures set up to alert and escalate will still apply. SRE only increases the range and effectiveness of these alerts by involving more experts. As service complexity grows, ensuring that a wide variety of experts can respond to incidents is essential.

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