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About David K. Rensin
Drawing on his experience founding and leading companies, helping to take them public, and having them acquired, Mr. Rensin writes from the perspective of a practitioner who has seen nearly all of the good, bad, and ugly that exists in the technology space.
(If you meet him, ask him about the time he told Steve Jobs that the original iPhone was "destined to fail" -- a conversation which went as well as you might imagine.)
He is currently a senior engineering leader at Google.
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In 2016, Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today—and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook, a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment.
This new workbook not only combines practical examples from Google’s experiences, but also provides case studies from Google’s Cloud Platform customers who underwent this journey. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times, and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn’t.
Dive into this workbook and learn how to flesh out your own SRE practice, no matter what size your company is.
- How to run reliable services in environments you don’t completely control—like cloud
- Practical applications of how to create, monitor, and run your services via Service Level Objectives
- How to convert existing ops teams to SRE—including how to dig out of operational overload
- Methods for starting SRE from either greenfield or brownfield
Run your entire corporate IT infrastructure in a cloud environment that you control completely—and do it inexpensively and securely with help from this hands-on book. All you need to get started is basic IT experience.
You’ll learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a private Windows domain, complete with Active Directory, enterprise email, instant messaging, IP telephony, automated management, and other services. By the end of the book, you’ll have a fully functioning IT infrastructure you can operate for less than $300 per month.
- Learn about Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and other AWS tools you’ll use
- Create a Windows domain and set up a DNS management system
- Install Active Directory and a Windows Primary Domain Controller
- Use Microsoft Exchange to set up an enterprise email service
- Import existing Windows Server-based virtual machines into your VPC
- Set up an enterprise-class chat/IM service, using the XMPP protocol
- Install and configure a VoIP PBX telephony system with Asterisk and FreePBX
- Keep your network running smoothly with automated backup and restore, intrusion detection, and fault alerting