Bringing development and IT operations together can help address many application deployment challenges. To address areas of quality these challenges require a toolset to manage and measure performance and improve reliability. There is a need for not only resilient platforms but also robustness of the data intensive applications that run inside them.
A Fault Inject Tool (FIT) is part of that solution and one way to provoke scenarios which will emphasise the impact of sometimes otherwise hidden issues. The FIT enables controlled causing of cloud platform issues such as resource stress and service or VM outages, the purpose being to observe the subsequent effect on deployed applications.
The FIT is being designed for use in a DevOps workflow for tighter correlation between application design and cloud operation, although not limited to this usage, and helps improve resiliency for data intensive applications by bringing together fault tolerance, stress testing and benchmarking in a single tool. Here are 5 compelling reasons why a FIT tool is useful for the developers of data intensive applications.
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