Google vice president of engineering Ben Treynor Sloss coined the term SRE back in the early 2000s. He defined it as: “It’s what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations function.”
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Richard McIntosh is a Technical Operations and SRE Lead at Crest Data Systems with 25+ years of industry experience working on High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Technology & Security management. Before joining Crest, Richard worked for other small to large enterprise companies in the defense, entertainment, and the semiconductor industry.