Gartner Report

How to Safely Begin Chaos Engineering to Improve Reliability

In this report, Gartner shares guidance for minimizing risk and maximizing learning when getting started with Chaos Engineering.

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Our top 3 takeaways from this Gartner report are:

  • Chaos Engineering is most effective when practiced as a regular product team activity.
  • Teams can begin Chaos Engineering safely by using a โ€œtest-firstโ€ approach in preproduction environments.
  • Organizations that are ignoring Chaos Engineering are leaving money on the table.


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The alternative to proactive reliability engineering, is crisis management. Avoiding chaos engineering is the equivalent to embracing crisis engineering.



Report Attribution: How to Safely Begin Chaos Engineering to Improve Reliability, Jim Scheibmeir, George Spafford, Manjunath Bhat, 4 November 2019

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