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Keeping Netflix Reliable Using Prioritized Load Shedding

Failure can occur for many reasons, including clients that trigger a retry storm, an underscaled service in the backend, a misconfigured ASG policy, or a bad deployment.

In this 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent session, learn how Netflix set out to be more resilient by consistently prioritizing requests across device types, progressively throttling requests based on priority using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and validating assumptions by using chaos testing (deliberate fault injection) for requests of specific priorities.

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Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) offers the broadest and deepest compute platform, with over 600 instances and choice of the latest processor, storage, networking, operating system, and purchase model to help you best match the needs of your workload.

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