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Chaos Kong - Endowing Netflix with Antifragility



Luke Kosewski describes the internals and machinations of Flow, how a similar approach may add value to a microservice architecture, and what preconditions must be met for such a recovery mechanism to succeed. He gives a real-life war story of a 2015 Q4 outage to demonstrate how this approach can turn the threat of a nasty disruption into a harmless, routine event.


Luke Kosewski currently works as a Senior Software Engineer and a founding member of the Traffic & Chaos team at Netflix. He built "Flow", Netflix's traffic management service, to solve reliability issues at scale and continues to innovate on this, making Netflix more resilient to new threats.

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Sep 04, 2016