The chaos monkey is a smart piece of software and a brilliant idea from engineers at Netflix.
The chaos monkey deliberately switches off servers in live environments at random. It takes the pain of disappearing servers and brings that pain forward. You might want to think how this may apply to your organization.
By deliberately sabotaging their own systems it created a strong alignment for the team to design-in redundancy and automation for the necessary resiliency and reliability in the face of random failures.
Training for this randomness helps make stronger, more resilient and fault-tolerant systems and keeps your organization moving so you departments and customers can keep chilling without interruptions.
The chaos monkey is a great metaphor and trigger to actively work on what life could throw at you before it happens.
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