Netflix is a big user of Amazon’s cloud infrastructure services—such a big user, in fact, that it has built multiple software programs that make Amazon resources more reliable. Recently, Netflix described its “Chaos Monkey,” which randomly takes Amazon virtual machines offline to help engineers identify network weaknesses. Netflix released its Chaos Monkey as open source, and this week did the same with another project, known as Eureka. Released on GitHub and described in the Netflix Tech Blog yesterday, Eureka fills a gap in Amazon Web Services by providing load balancing and failover for middle-tier servers, Netflix explained. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
Eureka! Netflix makes Amazon more reliable with open source software
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).