This week, Netflix open sourced yet another member of the Simian Army: Conformity Monkey. This monkey is charged with inspecting Amazon Machine Images (AMI) to determine if they meet the rules that we have specified. At Netflix they range from ensuring that security guidelines are met to specifying failover information.
By open sourcing Conformity Monkey, Netflix has made this software widely available so that your guidelines can be specified as rules in your configuration. As standards emerge for cloud deployment, it can be a confusing place for new developers. The use of Conformity Monkey can help structure your environment around emerging best practices, developed internally or in the community as a whole.
Let us know how you might be able to use Conformity Monkey by commenting on the announcement post. We would love to hear from you.
Netflix is hiring for the Simian Army team. Join us to work on the monkeys!