November 30, 2023

Announcing the Harness SRM Backstage Plugin

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Key takeaway

We are excited to introduce the latest addition to our suite of Open Source Backstage Plugins  - the Harness SRM Backstage Plugin. This plugin is designed to seamlessly integrate with your Backstage Instance as well as with Harness IDP to help with development team's workflow, ensuring that Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and error budgets are not just a metric but a part of your daily development practice.

Why Focus on SLOs?

Good Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices hinge on the continuous monitoring and adherence to SLOs. These objectives are pivotal in maintaining the reliability and performance of services. However, in the fast-paced world of software development, it's often challenging for developers to continually engage with separate observability tools. This is where our plugin bridges the gap.

Streamlining Observability

The Harness SRM Backstage Plugin is more than just a tool; it's a solution to a common oversight in the development process. By aggregating SLO data from Harness Service Reliability Management Module, this plugin brings critical insights directly to the developers' dashboard. This integration means that your team no longer needs to switch contexts or platforms to monitor their SLOs.

High Availability of Adequate Information

With this plugin, information about SLOs is not tucked away in a separate tool but is readily available in the Developer Portal. This accessibility ensures that your team is always aware of the current status of your services, leading to quicker responses and resolution if SLOs are at risk of being breached.

Empowering Developers

By making SLO data readily available within the familiar environment of the Developer Portal, the Harness SRM Backstage Plugin empowers developers to take proactive steps in maintaining and improving service reliability. This approach not only enhances individual productivity but also fosters a culture of accountability and ownership within the team.

Conclusion

In summary, the Harness SRM Backstage Plugin will help with how development teams interact with and respond to SLOs. By integrating critical data into the daily workflow, it ensures that adhering to good SRE practices is not an additional task but a seamless part of the development process. 

Signup today for SRM Module and start using the Plugin to experience the difference this plugin makes in your team's efficiency and the reliability of your services.

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