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Breaking Bad at Netflix: Building Failure as a Service



Kolton Andrus presents how Netflix, in order to harden their systems, designed “Failure as a Service” to allow anyone to test and validate how their systems handle failure.


Kolton Andrus (@deelyle) is a Chaos Engineer on Netflix’s Edge Platform team. He designed and built FIT, a failure injection service. Prior to Netflix, he worked in Amazon Retail where he built Gremlin, Amazon’s failure service. In both companies he has served as a ‘Call Leader’, managing the resolution of large scale incidents.

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Aug 27, 2015