December 13, 2013

As Netflix Open Sources New Tool, Might it Also Embrace Linux?

As I've reported on multiple occasions, Netflix deserves kudos for contributing some of the most useful cloud computing and networking tools there are to the open source community. For example, the company has released Chaos Monkey, which randomly kills instances in cloud and network architectures in order to help make them more robust. And, Netflix has released Janitor Monkey, a service that runs in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud looking for unused resources to clean up. Netflix has also offered cash prizes for good open source tools.

Recently, Netflix open sourced its Big Data traffic monitoring tool Suro.  With all these contributions to open source, isn't it time Netflix embraced the Linux community by fully supprting it?


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