SRE Service Level Objectives and Error Budgets

12m 51s

This lesson will broaden your knowledge of service level objectives (SLOs) and error budgets. An SLO is a goal for how well a product or service should operate. By the end of this lesson, you will have a clear understanding of both an SLO and an error budget and how the two of them are used together to balance service reliability With the pace of innovation.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about service level objectives
  • Understand how to calculate an error budget

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning about SRE and its fundamentals
  • Software Engineers interested in learning about how to use and apply SRE within an operations environment
  • DevOps practitioners interested in understanding the role of SRE and how to consider using it within their own organization


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of DevOps, software development, and the software development lifecycle.


Link to YouTube video referenced in the lesson: Risk and Error Budgets


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Content Lead Architect
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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