Winston provides an event driven runbook automation platform for Netflix engineers. It is designed to host and execute runbooks in response to operational events like alerts.
Winston’s goal is to act as Tier-1 support for developers where they can outsource their repeatable diagnostic and remediation tasks and have them run automatically in response to events.
"We decided to use StackStorm as our underlying engine to host and execute our runbooks. StackStorm was chosen because of following key attributes:
Choosing StackStorm allowed us to quickly bootstrap without reinventing the wheel. This allowed us to focus on Netflix specific features and integrations and reduced our time to market significantly."
Sayli Karmarkar & Vinay Shah on behalf of Diagnostics and Remediation Engineering(DaRE) team