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How to Show Reliability Results to Your Organization

Building momentum for a reliability program can be tough. Improving reliability takes time, effort, and resources. But when everything from launching new features to improving security demands those same resources, it can be a struggle to get the buy-in you need to address reliability risks. And it makes sense! If a team spends time patching a known security bug or creating a new feature, they have a clear demonstration of the value created.


Chaos Engineering 2023 with Chaos Mesh

We've seen a tremendous transition in the architecture of our systems over the years, from basic, linear systems to increasingly sophisticated, non-linear systems. We've moved away from monolithic programs, where a single person could comprehend the entire operation of a system, and toward a distributed world dominated by a microservices design.

Chaos Engineering 2023 with Chaos Mesh - Saiyam Pathak | KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023

In this video, Saiyan Pathak discusses the importance of chaos engineering in building resilient systems, with a special focus on the Chaos Mesh project. As systems transition from monolithic to distributed and cloud-native architectures, traditional testing methods fall short. Chaos engineering fills this gap by facilitating real-world failure experiments, thereby ensuring system reliability. Read our blog on Chaos Engineering 2023 with Chaos Mesh -►

Don't Just React to Incidents-Prevent Them

Incident response has been the cornerstone of reliability for decades. From digging in the server logs to navigating modern observability dashboards, responding quickly to incidents and outages is a big part of minimizing downtime. And it should be! When something breaks, your team should move as quickly as possible to address and repair the problem.


Chaos Engineering Tools: Myth vs Fact

With so many Chaos Engineering tools available, it’s no surprise that SRE and platform leaders are doing their homework when choosing a platform to help them build and scale their Chaos Engineering programs. But like anything else you can research on the internet, there’s a lot of noise and hype that you need to wade through. Gremlin works with Reliability Engineering teams at hundreds of companies with the most sensitive workloads—and has since 2016.

What is Gremlin?

Today’s technology leaders are facing a reliability gap. Customers expect their apps to be fast and available. But with Devops and distributed systems driving more speed and complexity, it’s harder than ever to find and fix the reliability risks that can impact customer experience–before it’s too late. To close the Reliability gap, we need a reliability strategy. One that’s proactive, measurable, built-in and automated. We need a reliability management platform.

Five Trends from SREcon Americas 2023

Last week, over five hundred SREs gathered in Santa Clara to share the latest research, tips, tricks, best practices, and more for site reliability engineering. They were joined by some of the biggest names in the reliability space. And, yes, Gremlin was there to answer any and all questions about chaos engineering and proactive reliability. After three days of great conversations and insightful talk, let’s take a look at some of the themes we heard weaving through SRECon.


How Gremlin helps you meet Google's Infrastructure Reliability standards

In January of 2023, Google released its infrastructure reliability guide, which provides guidelines on how to build high-availability applications in Google Cloud. While it's written for Google Cloud, it provides some excellent general-purpose information on how to architect reliable applications on any cloud provider, including: In this blog, we'll explain each of these factors and how you can use Gremlin to ensure you're meeting your reliability requirements.


Testing doesn't stop at staging

Imagine a perfect world where software releases ship bug-free. Developers write perfect code the first time, all tests pass without issues, operations teams effortlessly deploy builds to production, and customers never experience defects. Everyone's happy, and the Engineering team can focus exclusively on building and delivering features. Of course, we don't live in a perfect world.


Own Your Multiverse with Chaos Engineering

The theory of the multiverse states that every possible outcome takes place somewhere, and from sausage fingers to pig superheroes from another dimension, Hollywood loves showing us how differently things could play out if one small change is made. But since in reality we can’t see everything that will happen — or everything that will go wrong in our IT tech stack — it’s important to prepare for every kind of challenge you can imagine.