Real Life Chaos Monkeys And Other Infrastructure Challenges

How do we use chaos monkeys in real life, and practically? This happens all the time when we have failures. The Rogers failure that took out the internet and cell phone use in Canada last week was the start of our discussion.

Predicting how things are going to go out is a common theme for chaos monkeys, and really comes back to how we test infrastructure. Should we be putting it under stress in planned ways like Chaos Monkey, in order to ensure that our increasingly internet and power dependent society is prepared for the inevitable outages?

We have a really fascinating discussion about what it would take to make this type of practice real, including alternatives that people can look at today.


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