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How Chaos Engineering Ensures Seamless Delivery For Over 200 Million Netflix Subscribers | A Conversation With Amy Smidutz | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu

Episode Summary

Engineering, automation, and… chaos monkeys? 🤔🙊Amy Smidutz, Director of Delivery Engineering at Netflix, explains how breaking things during production helps increase resilience to failure.

Episode Notes

Engineering, automation, and… chaos monkeys?  🤔🙊Amy Smidutz, Director of Delivery Engineering at Netflix, explains how breaking things during production helps increase resilience to failure.

In this episode, you’ll learn how large companies like Netflix deliver content seamlessly to hundreds of millions of subscribers. Spoiler alert: it’s not what you might expect.

Counterintuitively, chaos experimentation and breaking things during production can actually help reduce fail-overs for millions and improve resiliency to outages. You’ll hear about the importance of reducing blast radius, why regional failures can prevent large outages, and how automating away certain tasks reduces human error.

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Guest
Amy Smidutz
On Linkedin 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-smidutz-a0310526
On Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/amysmidutz

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Host
Ellen Xu
On ITSPmagazine  👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu

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