In Continuous Improvement - The kaizenOps.io blog

SRE Culture: Communication is a defining trait

  Site reliability engineers (SREs) and developers must work together. Good SREs facilitate open engineering cultures by being able to speak everyone’s language – code, systems, and people. To be fair, there are plenty of operations engineers, sysadmins, and...

read more

Rough Edges on the Cloud Technological Forefront

Using AWS Cloudformation stacks to manage our AWS infrastructure and components has been a pleasant experience that’s highlighted the cloud’s flexibility.  Stacks allow us to know at a glance what we have up and available in an environment.  They also allow us...

read more

Announcing the kaizenOps.io Early Access Program

kaizenOps.io is the Slack-based virtual assistant that analyses your monitoring tools to the fundamental questions everyone has when an incident occurs: How are customers impacted? What is the problem? How do I fix it? The machine learning at the heart of kaizenOps.io...

read more

From Silicon to Clojure – An Abstract Journey

Old School Web Applications Perhaps soon it will be a shock to say that when I started programming, I built software for a computer.  A very real and physical manifestation of electronic parts I could touch or assemble. For example, when I was 10 we wrote BASIC...

read more

Event marketer’s “emergency kit”

What should you bring to an event where you are setting up a booth? Read on for our journey to an emergency kit of supplies for our DevOpsDays events. Why DevOpsDays? We developed and architected our product design with significant input from a handful of site...

read more

Reflections on DevOpsDays NYC 2018

DevOpsDays NYC 2018 was the first conference we sponsored. We knew the community around DevOpsDays was spectacular – full of exciting speakers and amazing sharing and values of inclusion. The community manager in me was excited by the community vibe and code of...

read more

What is SRE Series – Todd Palino

Editor’s note: This blog is the first in an ongoing series where Kyoko interviews SREs about the role of site reliability engineering and the challenges and important aspects of the profession. As a user researcher, I have spoken to multiple Site Reliability Engineers...

read more

Reflections of a Startup at CA World

CA World Last week, the kaizenOps team attended CA World.  For those of you who don’t know, CA Technologies has been a leading provider of enterprise software for 40 years.  It’s amazing that this multi-billion dollar company made its start by providing a superior...

read more

Measuring the right units of work

The point of software is to do something.  For example, when a user clicks on the “Add to Cart” button, the user expects the item to be in their shopping cart quickly and then sent on their way to continue shopping or to checkout. Let’s call the completion of these...

read more