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We don’t usually discuss the frequency of unplanned failovers, but I will tell you that we do a planned failover at least every two weeks. The team also uses traffic shaping to perform whole system load tests with production traffic, which happens quarterly.



Do you do any chaos testing? Seems like it would slot right in, there.


I'd say yes. I heard about this tool just a week ago at a developer conference.

https://github.com/Netflix/chaosmonkey


Netflix was a pioneer of chaos testing, right? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_engineering



they have invented the term, so probably yes :)




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