Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is designed to stabilize development environments. Site reliability engineers combine coding expertise with collaboration-driven practices to fulfill operational roles while also advising and aiding development teams. By setting Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Indicators (SLIs), and Objectives (SLOs), they define how ‘reliable’ a service needs to be. Developers will dedicate their efforts towards achieving this baseline as a priority, with work on new features ceasing if a service is not up to standard.
Overall, SRE helps guarantee a reliable level of speed, governance, and overall quality that ensures clients can receive and continue to utilize satisfying end products. It also meshes extremely well with other approaches such as DevOps and DevSecOps, helping to create far more streamlined and reliable pipelines.