Presentation: Designing Services for Resilience: Netflix Lessons

Track: DevOps: You Build It, You Run It

Location: Ballroom BC

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Persona: Architect, Chaos/Resiliency/SRE, CTO/CIO/Leadership, Developer, DevOps Engineer, Technical Engineering Manager

Abstract

As an industry, we focus on designing microservices for availability. However, we don’t tend to speak about enabling these same services for resiliency testing. In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need resiliency testing, but that’s not the reality we are currently facing. This talk covers designing microservices for enabling resiliency testing and the moving parts you need to consider when designing them from the get go, and along their lifetime. Yes, the services may all have RESTful calls in place, but those RESTful calls may not always be wrapped in circuit breakers. Yes, the services already have circuit breakers in place, but they may not always have fallbacks enabled, service owners may not know what those fallbacks do, or know how to execute that path confidently. The audience will come away from this talk with tips and tricks on how to design their microservices for resiliency tests, examples of poorly designed services, and how to ensure these pertinent design decisions are in place on a continuous basis. The audience will also leave with how to regularly test confidence in these design decisions through new chaos experimentation techniques.

Speaker: Nora Jones

Senior Chaos Engineer @Netflix

Nora is a Senior Chaos Engineer at Netflix. She is passionate about delivering high-quality software, improving processes, and promoting efficiency within architecture. Occasionally, she pokes holes in distributed systems to make them more resilient.

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