Rundown of Netflix's SRE practice
Netflix's extensive movie and TV show library isn't the only aspect that keeps users hooked. Let's explore the people and practices behind its app performance that makes for a sticky experience.
📊 Performance stats for Netflix
When it was alone on top of the streaming world in 2016...
100,000 instances at peak on AWS with 700+ microservices
Over 30 terabits per second of Internet traffic
SREs played an important role in making sure all of this ticked over smoothly
🤝How SRE fits into the Netflix org and culture
SRE team at Netflix is known as CORE (Cloud Operations Reliability Engineering)
Belongs to a larger group known as Operations Engineering
SREs work alongside specialist roles interrelated with SRE work - Performance Engineers, Chaos Engineers etc.
Culture at Netflix is freedom and responsibility — both are important to effective SRE work