Chaos Monkey

By Deane Barker on February 5, 2014

Chaos Monkey Released Into The Wild: Netflix has a bot that randomly terminates production servers in their cloud just to be sure their architecture can handle failure.

There are many failure scenarios that Chaos Monkey helps us detect. Over the last year Chaos Monkey has terminated over 65,000 instances running in our production and testing environments. Most of the time nobody notices, but we continue to find surprises caused by Chaos Monkey which allows us to isolate and resolve them so they don’t happen again.