Catchpoint is proud to present the top SRE tools as voted on by SREs.
In our fourth annual SRE Survey, compiled in partnership with VMware Tanzu Observability and DevOps Institute, we simply asked, “What are a few tools that every SRE should have available in their toolbelt?” Today, we are excited to share the findings with you.
Download: The SRE Survey was a primary data source for the annual SRE Report; download it here.
While some of the answers were not strictly tools, the analysis gives us valuable insight into the mindset of an SRE. Whether a vet or a newcomer, this list is sure to provide value (and some humor!) for you, your teams, and your business.
Empirical analyst note: The survey question, “What are a few tools that every SRE should have available in their toolbelt?” elicited 590 unique responses. The survey was open for the month of April 2021. The data presented in this post does not constitute endorsement.
According to the Site Reliability Engineering book, “SRE is what happens when you ask a software engineer to design an operations team.” Since SREs work to increase the efficiency of operational activities and mitigate the risk of their transformational activities, this list is divided into appropriate sections:
- Operational Tools
- Developer Tools
- DevOps Lifecycle Tools