AWS has announced it is introducing the Fault Injection Simulator, a fully managed chaos engineering service, in 2021.
Chaos engineering involves testing a system in disruptive and random ways, in an effort to mimic the circumstances and conditions experienced in real life. As cloud computing has risen in prominence, and become the backbone allowing companies to remain productive during the pandemic, stress testing systems is more important than ever.
AWS’ chaos engineering service will provide a companies with a new way to test and improve their systems.
“Fault Injection Simulator simplifies the process of setting up and running controlled chaos engineering experiments across a range of AWS services so teams can build confidence in their application behavior,” writes AWS. “With Fault Injection Simulator, teams can quickly set up experiments using pre-built templates that generate the desired disruptions, such as server latency or database error. Fault Injection Simulator provides the controls and guardrails that teams need to run experiments in production, such as automatically rolling back or stopping the experiment if specific conditions are met. With a few clicks in the console, teams can run complex scenarios with common distributed system failures happening in parallel or building sequentially over time, enabling them to create the real world conditions necessary to find hidden weaknesses.”
As the leading cloud provider, AWS Fault Injection Simulator should go a long way toward helping companies improve their cloud systems’ performance and resiliency.