Topic: chaos engineering

Gremlin brings safety improvements to chaos engineering with Status Checks

Gremlin wants to make it safer to experiment in production with the release of Status Checks. The new capability automatically verifies systems are healthy and ready for chaos engineering.  “More and more, companies want to do Chaos Engineering. And not only do it, but automate it. But they are concerned if they have attacks triggering … continue reading

premium To build resilient systems, embrace the chaos

It shouldn’t be news to you to hear that software needs to be tested rigorously before being pushed to production. Over the years, countless testing methodologies have popped up, each promising to be the best one. From automated testing to continuous testing to test-driven development, there is no shortage of ways to test your software. … continue reading

Traditional QA won’t address today’s performance issues

We test because something broke in the past, because we care about quality code, and we want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again. Quality Assurance (QA) testing was a response to the realization that we should proactively seek out problems in our software, before any new code is deployed into production, so … continue reading

Chaos engineering passes ‘why,’ moves to ‘how’

Chaos engineering is not a new concept, but it has become more important as systems have become more complex. With applications and deployments broken down into smaller pieces, and networks being thrown between everything, the possibilities for things to go wrong are greater than ever. RELATED CONTENT: Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems … continue reading

Learn to harness chaos to build resilient systems

Systems in production fail. Nodes go down, networks become inaccessible. Chaos engineering is the practice of intentionally failing production infrastructure to see how resilient the system is. At this year’s ChaosConf, attendees will learn the how-to and benefits of failing parts of their infrastructure to see how their systems hold up, and to see where … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Gremlin’s integration with Spinnaker, Django 2.2, and MapR Data Platform update

Gremlin has announced a new integration with Spinnaker that will enable it to help companies automate chaos engineering. Gremlin is a company that specializes in helping companies implement chaos engineering, while Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform first created by Netflix. According to Gremlin, chaos engineering can now be automated across platforms like AWS EC2, … continue reading

Industry Watch: Column as a service

As cloud services become more granular, more functionality can be had “as a service.” Two new interesting services caught my eye, and so I present this column as a service to you, dear readers. The first is “failure as a service,” which sounds counterintuitive. Wouldn’t people rather have success as a service? Most would, I’m … continue reading

Netflix details chaos engineering

Chaos engineering is not just for single servers anymore. These days, Netflix kicks entire regions of its servers offline, just to align priorities for developers. Casey Rosenthal, engineering manager for the traffic team and the chaos team at Netflix, explained the philosophies and practices behind the company’s development and testing practices at the STARWEST testing … continue reading

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