Chaos Engineering

Chaos Engineering with LocalStack enables you to build resilient systems early on in the development phase.


Chaos engineering via LocalStack is a method to enhance system resilience by deliberately introducing controlled disruptions. This technique takes different forms depending on the team:

  • Software developers focus on application behavior and error response
  • Architects concentrate on the strength of system design
  • Operations teams investigate the dependability of infrastructure setup.

Integrating chaos tests early in the development process helps identify and mitigate potential flaws, leading to systems that are more robust under stress and can withstand turbulent conditions. Chaos Engineering in LocalStack encompasses the following features:

  • Application behavior and error management through Fault Injection Simulator (FIS) experiments.
  • Robust architecture tested via Route53 failover scenarios using FIS.
  • Consistent infrastructure setup under challenging conditions like outages, examined through automated provisioning processes.

Fault Injection Simulator Experiments

Conduct experiments on your AWS infrastructure to simulate faults and understand their effects, enhancing application resilience.

Outages Extension

Use LocalStack Outages Extension to mimic service outages by testing your infrastructure’s ability to deploy robustly and recover from unexpected events.

Route53 Failover with FIS

Integrate FIS with Route 53 to create a resilient, self-repairing infrastructure, which manages traffic effectively during simulated disruptions.

Subsequent Configurations

Set up LocalStack for chaos engineering using environment variables.

Chaos Engineering Dashboard

Effortlessly design, activate, and manage fault injection experiments with the LocalStack user-friendly dashboard.