SRE Conf 2023

SRE Conf 2023

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Harsh Mittal

@harshmttl Speaker

The power of adaptation: lessons from crafting malleable systems

Submitted Nov 15, 2023

Failures are part of the tech landscape, inevitable and unstoppable. No matter how much you prepare, failures will happen. Sure, a well-organized SOP can speed up recovery time, but what you really need is the ability to bounce back when things go haywire.

Enter malleability, or as we commonly know it, resiliency. It’s the backbone of dealing with the unexpected. Think about being one of India’s biggest OTT players, where millions are counting on you for a flawless cricket experience at each ball. Resilience isn’t an option; it’s a necessity.

In this talk, we’re laying out the nitty-gritty of what we’ve learned and fine-tuned on our journey to breaking world records.

If you’re knee-deep into running complex systems that are crucial to your business, expect some practical takeaways:

  1. Beyond the Basics: Get the lowdown on the basics of resiliency and shift your focus to goodput instead of just throughput.
  2. Surviving Stress: Learn about patterns that help your systems bounce back smoothly under stress. Skip the theoretical stuff; we’re sharing real examples from the trenches, showing how we applied these principles bit by bit.
  3. Inside the Engine Room: If you’re into distributed systems and geek out on designing for failure, we’ve got the real deal. Find out how India’s biggest OTT doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk when it comes to building robust, adaptable tech.


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