Chaos Engineering ideas are gathering steam these days. In August we ran an engineering-wide Game Day here at Quid, where we simulated real-world service failures and had “on-call teams” exercise their incident response skills. It was great fun and good training for Quid engineers. This post covers the organizational side of Game Day, lessons learned, and some technical tricks that others can use in similar exercises.
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Back in 2012, Quid made the decision to invest resources into automating our infrastructure with Chef. A few years later, we have around 40 machine types spread over 400 machines powering our development and production environments. Thanks to our now well developed cookbooks, we can rest easy should any machine need to be recreated. With […]