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LISA is an annual USENIX event where systems engineering and operations professionals share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

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Common techniques used to balance network traffic come with advantages and trade-offs.
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Find and fix outlier events that create issues before they trigger severe production problems.
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The team-building skills that make winning gaming guilds also produce successful work teams.
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Scaling up your infrastructure is especially challenging when the next data center is on another continent.
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The SRE role is common in large enterprises, but smaller businesses need it, too.
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Let's look at the pitfalls of writing in-house ops tools, the circumstances that justify it, and how to do it better.
A skyscraper in the sky.

Hit the ground running with these strategies and toolsets for ops teams taking over complex infrastructure.
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The new Operator SDK makes it easy to create a Kubernetes controller to deploy and manage a service or application in a cluster.