Netflix - 5 Lessons on Amazon Web Services

December 16, 2010

Interesting point from Netflix’s approach to running on AWS: 

“One of the first systems our engineers built in AWS is called the Chaos Monkey. The Chaos Monkey’s job is to randomly kill instances and services within our architecture. If we aren’t constantly testing our ability to succeed despite failure, then it isn’t likely to work when it matters most – in the event of an unexpected outage.”



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