Kolton Andrus

(He / him / his)

Founder and CEO of @GremlinInc

Kolton is the founder of Gremlin Inc - helping companies build more robust services. He was a Chaos Engineer at Netflix, focused on the resilience of the Edge services. He designed and built FIT: Netflix’s failure injection service. Prior he improved the performance and reliability of the Amazon Retail website. At both companies he has served as a ‘Call Leader’, managing the resolution of company-wide incidents. Kolton is passionate about building resilient systems, primarily as it lets him break things for fun and profit.

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Panel: Real-World Production Readiness

What does it mean for an app to truly be ready for Production? Join Ines Sombra (Senior Director of Engineering at Fastly), Kolton Andrus (CEO of Gremlin), and Laura Nolan (Seeking SRE Contributor) as we discuss production readiness. Topics we’ll dive into range from the “practice” of SRE, how you think about data when it comes to production readiness, and strategies for resiliency, such as chaos engineering, gamedays, and, of course, production readiness reviews.


Wednesday Nov 10 / 02:10PM EST (40 minutes)


Production Readiness


Production ReadinessDevopsInfrastructureSREChaos EngineeringCloud ComputingMicroservicesDistributed Systems

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