Break to fix – Inoculate your application with chaos-based fault injection to improve resiliency
Digital and cloud transformation initiatives have given rise to a complex and heterogeneous topology of applications. A significant segment of application design teams are adopting patterns such as service mesh, GraphQL, serverless, and micro frontends. Cloud native platforms with deployments that are on-premise and on the cloud are adding complexity. Standard test coverage and transaction paths cannot feasibly cover all potential flows that, in a negative scenario, can impact application behaviors. Root cause analysis for identified issues also tend to take time given that replication both from a functionality and environment perspective is difficult. Certifying such applications via traditional methods in a CI/CT/CD ecosystem becomes very challenging. To effectively address existing gaps, organizations should leverage fault injection testing to augment traditional non-functional testing.
Virtusa’s chaos and fault injection testing services
Virtusa’s fault injection services leverage significant experience in complex systems and a variety of tools to inject failure hypothesis and experiments to unearth potential issues. Our unique approach lies in the process of service and topology discovery through which we leverage maps to build attack plans for a specific targeted blast radius. We can execute comprehensive attacks at every layer of the application stack. In addition, application level fault injection provides tighter control based on data identifiers or input parameters.