Netflix, a major player in the entertainment industry, leverages the power of AWS (Amazon Web Services) to support its vast global infrastructure. AWS re:Invent, a learning conference for the global cloud computing community, highlighted Netflix’s use of AWS as a case study.

Netflix uses AWS for nearly all its computing and storage needs, including databases, analytics, recommendation engines, video transcoding, and more. The company has been on AWS for so long that it has built up a wealth of knowledge about how to operate at scale on AWS.

One key area of focus is resilience. Netflix uses a tool called “Chaos Monkey” to test its resilience by intentionally causing failures in its production environment. This method allows Netflix to ensure its systems can withstand random failures.

Netflix also utilises a tool called “Chaos Kong,” which simulates an outage of an entire AWS region. This tool helps Netflix to plan for large-scale events, such as natural disasters, and to ensure it can continue to provide its service without interruption.

These practices demonstrate the importance of planning for failure in a cloud environment. They also highlight the benefits of AWS, which allows companies like Netflix to operate at a large scale and to be resilient in the face of potential disruptions.

Go to source article: