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Monday, March 25 • 9:00am - 9:30am
What Breaks Our Systems: A Taxonomy of Black Swans

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Black swan events: unforeseen, unanticipated, and catastrophic issues. These are the incidents that take our systems down, hard, and keep them down for a long time.

By definition, you cannot predict true black swans. But black swans often fall into certain categories that we've seen before. This talk examines those categories and how we can harden our systems against these categories of events, which include unforeseen hard capacity limits, cascading failures, hidden system dependencies, and more.

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Laura Nolan

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Laura Nolan is an SRE who believes in the power of checklists to help us tame complexity and chaos. She is one of the contributors to the books Site Reliability Engineering and Seeking SRE, both published by O'Reilly.


Monday March 25, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom ABCD

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