SRE Tools & Automation

30m 17s

This lesson delves into the subject of tools and automation within site reliability engineering (SRE). Automation is carried out in SRE to solve practical problems, typically those identified as toil. And having the right tools for the right job is important when performing SRE. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a clear understanding of the available tools and practices and how to apply each to a particular SRE automation requirement.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand what automation means and the role it plays in SRE
  • Learn about the instrumentation required for automation to work
  • Learn how automation tools can be used to secure your infrastructure
  • Explore the plethora of tools and techniques to automate your workloads

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.


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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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