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Fail forward and inject chaos to improve cloud performance

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Is there such a thing as failing forward? Absolutely, with incident management and chaos engineering, which help companies learn from failures and stress-test their production systems to improve performance.

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Improving cloud performance with incident management and chaos engineering

Cloud operational complexity often breeds failure points in the system. How do you analyze failures and stop them from reoccurring? With incident management and chaos engineering, which help companies understand the human and technical causes of incidents and better prepare for them—before they become disasters. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Jeli's Nora Jones about how companies can use these two interrelated disciplines to improve performance and achieve higher cloud ROI.

[Incident management and chaos engineering] help you find some of the patterns between some of the failures that you're experiencing.

Hailing from senior technical leadership roles at Netflix, Slack,, and, Nora Jones is founder and CEO of Jeli. She is a dedicated and driven software engineer whose most notable mark on the industry is chaos engineering.


Chaos engineering: Stress-testing the cloud

Cloud failure points are often difficult to anticipate. Enter chaos engineering, which aims to discover cloud failure points, in in-production systems, before they become disasters.

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Software testing in the age of cloud—new ideas and opportunities

Software testing isn't glamourous, but it's critical. It's also often misunderstood or siloed. However, new philosophies have transformed the testing process, making it faster and more human-centric.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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