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Continuous verification for serverless applications - AWS Community Day Amsterdam October 27 2020

Continuous verification for serverless applications - AWS Community Day Amsterdam October 27 2020

Presented at AWS Community Day Amsterdam, October 27, 2020.

@gunnargrosch
failure-lambda

The transition into more complex systems is accelerating and the granularity in serverless applications makes even smaller systems complex and highly distributed. Chaos engineering draws from the rich history of empirical experimentation to proactively discover vulnerabilities in these complex systems and help us verify whether or not the system behaves as expected under adverse conditions. Join as we raise the bar for how chaos engineering can be used with serverless applications and help us to continuously verify the output of the system through automation and the advantages established by CI/CD.

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Gunnar Grosch

October 27, 2020
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    rights reserved. Gunnar Grosch @gunnargrosch October 27, 2020 Continuous verification for serverless applications AWS Community Day Amsterdam
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    rights reserved. “Testing to ensure that you can meet your availability goals is the only way you can have confidence that you will meet those goals” Reliability Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework
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    rights reserved. Verification of applications
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    rights reserved. Verification of applications Objectives Verify Measures Conditions
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    rights reserved. Verification of applications Objectives Verify Measures Conditions
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    rights reserved. Conditions for verification Errors in your code Security policy errors Service configuration errors Function disk space failure Downstream service issues Concurrency and throttling Latency Client Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Amazon API Gateway AWS Lambda Amazon DynamoDB AWS Lambda Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
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    rights reserved. Tools for adding conditions Chaos-lambda Python Failure-lambda NodeJS
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    rights reserved. Failure-lambda NodeJS NPM package for NodeJS Lambdas Configuration using Parameter Store or AWS AppConfig Several failure modes • Latency • Status code • Exception • Disk space • Denylist const failureLambda = require('failure-lambda’) exports.handler = failureLambda(async (event, context) => { ... }) { "isEnabled": false, "failureMode": "latency", "rate": 1, "minLatency": 100, "maxLatency": 400, "exceptionMsg": "Exception message!", "statusCode": 404, "diskSpace": 100, “denylist": [ "s3.*.amazonaws.com", "dynamodb.*.amazonaws.com" ] }
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    rights reserved. Verification of applications Objectives Verify Measures Conditions
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    rights reserved. Verification example Objective: My purchase API should respond in less than 400 ms Measure: 400 ms threshold Condition: 100-200 ms latency injection to function Verify: Pass or fail Client Amazon API Gateway Amazon DynamoDB AWS Lambda
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    rights reserved. Verification example Objective: I want 10 clicks per second Measure: 10 clicks threshold Condition: Inject downstream service failure Verify: Pass or fail Client Amazon API Gateway Amazon DynamoDB AWS Lambda
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    rights reserved. Making verification continuous
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    rights reserved. Making verification continuous
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    rights reserved. Making verification continuous Objective: My purchase API should respond in less than 400 ms Measure: 400 ms threshold Condition: 100-200 ms latency injection to function Verify: Pass Default deploy
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    rights reserved. Making verification continuous Objective: My purchase API should respond in less than 400 ms Measure: 400 ms threshold Condition: 100-200 ms latency injection to function Verify: Fail Canary deploy
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    rights reserved. Making verification continuous Objective: My purchase API should respond in less than 400 ms Measure: 400 ms threshold Condition: 100-200 ms latency injection to function Verify: Pass Feature flag
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    rights reserved. Key learnings Verification tells you why it’s important to explore a set of conditions It’s not about breaking things, it’s about learning and building confidence It’s easy to get started.
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    rights reserved. “Testing to ensure that you can meet your availability goals is the only way you can have confidence that you will meet those goals” Reliability Pillar AWS Well-Architected Framework
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    rights reserved. Thank you! Gunnar Grosch @gunnargrosch