Ever wonder how Netflix stays up when AWS has problems?

It turns out that they developed a program called Chaos Monkey.  They have also announced that they are going to be releasing it as open source.  This is great news if your company is plannig on deploying applications to the cloud.  This type of planning is generally what has plagued the companies that have had issues when Amazon Web Services has had issues in the past. 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.