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Even Chaos Generating Netflix Goes Down Once in a While Where were you on February 3, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. PST? Snowed in? Desperately trying to refresh Netflix? If so, you weren't alone. It turns out even best and biggest companies experience failure from time to time. Despite the success of their Chaos Monkey approach to operations, the Internet streaming media provider experienced an outage for a little over an hour. Responses from users ranged from outrage to well, hysteria. You can read more about the media frenzy and see how the masses took to twitter to discuss here. All was not lost however. Thanks to their constant evaluation of cloud operations, the severity of the outage was not extensive. Given the level of dedication Netflix has to constant self-improvement, you can be sure that in the future, they will be learning from this experience to stay on top of po... (more)

Will These Five Websites Make the Same Mistake Twice During the Big Game?

It's that time of the year again where millions of football fanatics (and non-fanatics) will be gathered around their TV watching the biggest match of the season, Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks. Last year the big game reached over 108 million Americans, the third most watched television event in U.S. history. But what many people probably don't know is that the biggest football game of the season also crashed a ton of websites. That's right, websites. When interested customers went online to claim a promotion or to simply check out a product after the ad they were often wel... (more)

Death, Taxes & Performance Testing By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Life's Certainties: Death, Taxes and Performance Testing This year I filed my taxes using a popular online web tax service and started to wonder how many other people were using the same services to do their taxes. There had to be millions. I looked it up - and according to the IRS over 80% of the 150 million tax returns that will be filed this year are expected to come in electronically. About a third of them - or 45 to 50 million - are self-prepared, online submissions from people like me. It is hard to comprehend just how quickly the companies who provide these services (Turbo... (more)

Ten Tips to Tempt Talent | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #IoT #Docker #Microservices]

If you've ever had a brush with an overloaded website, you know how important website performance is. Hopefully you were able to avoid a crash and spare the ire of your managers and investors. Perhaps you even had a shining moment, when a huge burst of traffic came through and your site was able to handle it perfectly. Sure, you would like to say it's the code that deserves the credit, but you know there's more to the story than that. Sites don't perform at their peak without great performance testers, and it takes time and effort to acquire them. You want the best in the business... (more)

Agile Performance Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #BigData #Microservices

Performance Testing in an Agile Environment There once was a time when testers operated on their own, in isolation. They'd huddle as a group around the harsh glow of dozens of CRT monitors, clicking through GUIs and recording results. Anxiously, they'd wait for the developers in the other room to fix the bugs they found, yet they'd frequently leave the office disappointed as issues were filed away as non-critical. These teams would rarely interact, save for those scarce moments when a coder would wander in needing to reproduce a particularly finicky error. That was a long time ... (more)