Slowdown is the New Outage (SITNO)

Common application outage sources have been addressed by implementing Agile, DevOps and CI/CD processes. The resulting increase in system uptime allows site reliability engineers (SREs) to move their focus onto tuning performance, and for good reason. While outage-driven news headlines can cause stock prices to plummet short term, the performance-driven reputation loss is a slow […]

Why Idempotency and Ephemerality Matter in a Cloud-Native World

The first time I heard “idempotent” and “ephemeral,” I had no idea what they meant. Perhaps I should have, though, because idempotent and ephemeral patterns are not new to the computing world. In mathematics and computer science, idempotence is a property in which no matter how many times you execute some operations, you achieve the […]