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Empowering Reliable Infrastructure and Streamlined Operations

The SRE Infrastructure Foundations team (SRE I/F) builds and maintains the foundational components of our bare-metal infrastructure and global network, ensuring the reliability and efficiency of our systems.

With a dedicated focus on Configuration Management, Infrastructure Security, Orchestration, Automation, and Networking, the team stands at the forefront of creating a reliable, scalable, and secure environment that powers our operations.

Configuration Management: We are implementing robust configuration management practices, leveraging state-of-the-art tools and methodologies. We carefully design and maintain configuration templates, manage version control, and ensure consistent and scalable deployments across our infrastructure. By optimizing configuration processes, we minimize downtime, enhance system performance, and streamline operations.

Infrastructure Security: Security is paramount in today's digital landscape, and as an SRE I/F team, we remain steadfast in protecting our infrastructure. We meticulously assess and fortify our systems against potential vulnerabilities, implementing rigorous security measures at every layer. From conducting regular audits to implementing detection systems and access controls, we continuously monitor, evaluate, and enhance our infrastructure's security posture.

Orchestration and Automation: To facilitate seamless operations, we leverage advanced orchestration and automation tools. We design and maintain orchestration frameworks, enabling efficient resource allocation, workload balancing, and automated scaling. By automating routine tasks, we reduce human error, increase operational efficiency, and free up valuable resources for strategic initiatives.

Networking: We are responsible for designing and maintaining our global network architecture. We optimize network connectivity, ensuring low latency, high availability, and fault tolerance. We implement advanced networking protocols and technologies to enhance the reliability and performance of our systems. Our expertise lies in creating scalable and secure network configurations that enable seamless communication and data transfer across our infrastructure.

Our collective technical excellence and collaborative approach serve as the bedrock of Wikimedia's infrastructure. By continuously refining and enhancing our systems, we empower our other SRE and development teams to deliver exceptional products and services to our users.