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SRE Conf 2023

Availability and reliability 24/7- the SRE life



Schedule for the conference on 24 November is published.

Why SRE Conf?

When any organization goes from product market fit or beta test phase to production rollout, or from first x customers to 10x or 100x customers and starts scaling, they typically start running into challenges with systems stability and resiliency. These challenges change with every phase of growth. So does the need for having a SRE team and/or a DevOps team, and the role these teams play.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to what roles these teams should play, and which tools various teams should use to track the metrics and processes involved. But there are some common building blocks that apply in similar (and different) ways and forms for most teams. The idea of the SRE Conference is to get together and to know about these building blocks, share and learn about the themes that fall under the SRE umbrella.

SRE Conf tracks

SRE Conf is a two-track conference. The track, “Culture, career and Evolution” is more focused on leadership, team, and organizational topics while the “Stories from the Trenches” track will cover real-world scenarios, and lessons learned which will help engineers and engineering teams to upskill themselves by understanding experiences from their industry peers.

Culture, career, and evolution

  1. SRE v/s DevOps v/s Platform Engineering teams in organizations.
  2. Hiring and building SRE teams.
  3. Blameless postmortems.
  4. Role of AI in SRE/DevOps/Platforms.
  5. FinOps and cost optimization.
  6. SRE Anti-patterns

Stories from the trenches:

  1. Incident management.
  2. Change management.
  3. Scalability and performance.
  4. SLA/SLO and golden signals.
  5. Security and DevSecOps.
  6. Systems and networking.

Key takeaways for participants

  1. Improved understanding of organizational needs and requirements.
  2. Enhanced optimization skills.
  3. Networking opportunities.
  4. Knowledge sharing and community building.

Who should participate

  • Members of SRE, DevOps or platform teams.
  • A software developer or manager who is responsible for services running on any cloud platform or on-prem data center.
  • Technology leader of an engineering team that manages critical systems which should have minimal to zero downtime.


If you are interested in speaking at the conference, submit your talk idea here. The editors - Sarika Atri, Safeer CM and Saurabh Hirani - will review your talk description and give feedback.

Speakers will also receive feedback and assistance during rehearsals from past speakers such as Sitaram Shelke.

Guidelines for speaking, speaker honorarium policy, and travel grant policy details are published here.

About the editors

This conference themes were set up by Sarika Atri and Safeer CM. Together with Saurabh Hirani, the three editors have:

  1. Reviewed the talks.
  2. Set up the editorial workflow.
  3. Finalized talk selections.
  4. Curated the schedule.

Sarika Atri is Software Architect with over twenty years experience in the industry. Sarika was reviewer for Rootconf Cloud Costs Optimization conference held in July 2023.
Safeer CM is Senior Staff SRE at Flipkart. He is author of Architecting Cloud-Native Serverless Solutions published by Packt.
Saurabh Hirani is former editor of Rootconf, and a passionate member of the community. Saurabh is SRE at,. He has a keen interest in mentoring speakers.

Become a Rootconf Member to join

SRE Conf is a community-funded conference. It will be held in-person. Attendance is open to Rootconf members only. Support this conference with a membership. If you have questions about participation, post a comment here.


Sponsorship slots are open for:

  1. Tool and solutions providers.
  2. Companies interested in tech branding for hiring.

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Contact information

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For inquiries, contact Rootconf at +91-7676332020.

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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more

Vineeth Chandran

Exploring Flipkart's Hybrid Cloud Billing and Optimisation Platform

Submitted Oct 27, 2023

Amidst the constantly changing e-commerce landscape, Flipkart is swiftly integrating hybrid cloud solutions to achieve the optimal mix of scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.

While hybrid cloud environments offer immense potential, the complexity of managing billing and optimizing resources across multiple cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure presents a significant challenge.

Our presentation aims to shed light on an innovative solution- the Flipkart Hybrid Cloud Billing and Optimization Platform. We will delve into how this platform transforms the management of Flipkart’s hybrid cloud infrastructure, delivering significant cost savings, performance enhancements, and improved operational flexibility.

Key features

Cost Visibility: Provides a comprehensive view of cloud costs, including expenses related to public cloud providers, private data centers, and any other cloud resources.

Resource Allocation: Allows for efficient allocation of resources across on-premises and cloud environments. Helps in ensuring that workloads are placed in the most cost-effective location.

Cost Allocation and Chargeback: Enables organizations to allocate costs to specific departments or projects, facilitating internal chargeback mechanisms.

Cost Analysis and Forecasting: Offers cost analysis tools to identify trends, anomalies, and areas of overspending. Provides forecasting capabilities to estimate future costs based on current usage.

Resource Right-Sizing: Recommends right-sizing of resources by identifying over-provisioned or underutilized instances. This helps in optimizing resource allocation and reducing costs.

Policy-Based Optimization: Allows organizations to define cost and performance policies, which are enforced automatically. For example, auto-terminate idle resources or enforce specific cloud pricing options.

Integration with Cloud Providers: Supports integration with hybrid cloud providers to pull billing and usage data. Ensures compatibility with various cloud platforms.

Multi-Cloud Management: Manages resources and costs across multiple cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure, providing a unified view of hybrid cloud environments.

Dashboard and Reporting: Offers a user-friendly dashboard with real-time cost and performance metrics. Generates customizable reports for various stakeholders.

Alerts and Notifications: Sends alerts and notifications for cost anomalies, budget thresholds, and compliance violations, allowing for immediate corrective actions.

Key Highlights:

Understanding the Hybrid Cloud Landscape: Delve into the benefits and challenges of hybrid cloud adoption. Discuss the reasons organizations choose hybrid cloud solutions and the diversity of hybrid cloud architectures.

Billing Complexity in Hybrid Cloud: Explore the complexities of billing in a hybrid cloud environment. Identify the key cost drivers and the impact on the organization’s financial health.

Optimization Strategies: Introduce innovative optimization strategies for hybrid cloud environments. Examine how intelligent resource allocation and right-sizing can unlock substantial cost savings.

Hybrid Cloud Billing Platform: Present a detailed overview of the Hybrid Cloud Billing and Optimization Platform. Explain how the platform simplifies billing and cost allocation across diverse cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure.

Implementation Considerations: Discuss the steps for successful implementation and integration of the platform within an organization. Highlight potential challenges and best practices.

Future Trends and Innovations: Explore emerging trends in hybrid cloud billing and optimization. Anticipate how this technology will evolve in response to the changing landscape of cloud computing.


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Rootconf is a community-funded platform for activities and discussions on the following topics: Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Infrastructure costs, including Cloud Costs - and optimization. Security - including Cloud Security. more