Select Page

Five takeaways from the 2023 SRE Report. 

Air Date: 12/06/2022

Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: 

Show Notes:

Scott Moore reviews the 2023 SRE Report from Catchpoint and shares his top 5 observations that performance engineers need to pay attention to.


  1. There is a set of “haves” and “have nots”. Top performers are getting a lot of benefit from sound SRE practices within DevOps, but the majority have not reached the level of maturity it takes to see that kind of value.
  2. There are more variations of tools monitoring everything now. AI can be leveraged to try and make sense of it or filter it down, but it is not going to take over for human intelligence in problem determination/resolution. The new model is taking in some existing monitoring tools and building another 30% yourself. Usually from a CNCF project and enhancing it to your needs.
  3. SRE’s are helping organizations reduce toil and increase productivity through automation, but there is still a long way to go.
  4. Within DevOps, SRE, and Platform Engineering there is still a need for a performance focused role that works with these team members. This is getting less and less common, and I foresee problems in the future because of this.
  5. There is a whole section in the document devoted to “blameless culture” and how this impacts productivity and employee satisfaction. It’s about “what is right” not “who is right”, which I completely support. 


This podcast is sponsored by Micro Focus and LoadRunner solutions. Performance matters. Did you know that LoadRunner solutions have the largest community of practitioners? Join the community at 

Performance Engineering The LoadRunner Family Page:

Performance Playlist (YouTube):

This episode is sponsored by PFLB. They are a provider of premier load and performance testing services for enterprises in all industries. They focus on robust methodology, tools, and experienced engineers. Since 2008, they have built a reputation for reliability worldwide. Boomq is their own innovative performance testing platform. They also consult around industry standard tools like JMeter, LoadRunner, Grafana, and more.  

This episode is sponsored by Supervisor. Stop losing money with a slow website! With Supervisor you can continuously track the performance of your code and hosting. Predict site page load speed with high user volumes with an easy 1-click load test solution.  Find out more at