What is Simian Army?

Definition of Simian Army

Simian Army refers to an IT infrastructure designed and developed to support cloud computing environments.


Simian Army is an IT support environment developed by Netflix specifically to handle the issues regarding cloud computing environments on Amazon Web Services (AWS) . Simian Army helps in improving efficiency, reliability and performance of the cloud computing environments.  It also helps in improving security and traffic related issues. Simian Army is composed of different tools also known as Monkey Tools which are meant for different purposes. For an instance, Netflix has introduced tools like Doctor Monkey, Conformity Monkey and Security Monkey which are used for network health check, network consistency check and security check respectively.

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