InfoQ: "Netflix: Dystopia as a Service"

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But rather than lamenting the loss of “static, better, cheaper” perfection, [Adrian] Cockroft describes how the Netflix “Cloud Native” architecture embraces the Dystopia of “broken and inefficient” to deliver “sooner” and “dynamic”. Cockroft says that “the new engineering challenge is not to construct perfection but to construct highly agile and highly available services from ephemeral and often broken components.”