A word from our host

A word from our host

Hello there. You might have noticed that all the previous posts were published in rapid succession. That’s because I’ve been busy importing some of the research posted elsewhere (mostly here and here and here). That’s done. So from now on, notes will come to this stream first and you’ll get the inside scoop on whatever is grabbing my attention at the moment. Isn’t that great?

Carry on.

Netflix has a server architecture that currently…


Netflix has a server architecture that currently serves a pretty high percentage of all of the internet’s traffic, due to their streaming video service.
One of the most interesting things about their server architecture is that they routinely attack...

Netflix has a server architecture that currently serves a pretty high percentage of all of the internet’s traffic, due to their streaming video service.

One of the most interesting things about their server architecture is that they routinely attack their own systems. They have a tool called Chaos Monkey that randomly disables their own production instances to make sure they can survive that common type of failure without any customer impact.

(via Live Like a Hydra — Better Humans — Medium)