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Stu Ainsworth on Reliability, Disaster Recovery, and Chaos Monkeys
11th September 2018 • Data Driven • Data Driven
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In this episode, Frank and Andy chat with Stu Ainsworth about service reliability in a chaotic world.


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Notable Quotes

Postmortem: VSTS 4 September 2018 ([02:00])
Stuart Ainsworth on Twitter: @CodeGumbo ([05:30])
Reliability: Expectations vs. Solutions ([06:00])
“Canada is another country.” ([11:00])
Serendipitous” ([11:55])
TV references: MacGyver and The A-Team ([13:40])
Chaos Monkey ([00:00])
Brent‘s book review of Database Reliability Engineering ([15:00])
Andy cannot count 9’s… ([19:15])
The shifting node for “big data.” ([23:30])
Service Level Objective ([25:00])
The Black Swan (Audible) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) ([28:00])
Frank’s 9/11 Experience ([30:00])
Culture is prime. ([35:00])
The hard part is figuring out, “What is the problem we’re trying to solve?” ([35:45])
DTU ([36:50])
Things are changing. Some folks are threatened ([40:30])
Stu works for Jack Henry. ([41:40])
Risk cannot be removed by technology. ([43:30])
“… it’s kinda like an old girlfriend…” – Stuart Ainsworth ([44:30])
Road trips! ([47:30])
“We are living in interesting times.” ([49:00])
Hoschton, Georgia ([50:25])
Stu likes the book Accelerate ([52:40])
Find out more about Stu at! ([53:45])
Learn more about Azure DataFest by following @AzureDataFest on Twitter! ([54:00])