Gartner Research

How Antifragile Practices Can Make Your I&O Stronger

Published: 25 March 2014

ID: G00261095

Analyst(s): Ian Head

Summary

Antifragile systems turn stress and adversity into advantage. Certain practices of Web-scale IT enterprises may be emulated by other IT organizations to enhance their antifragility, especially as part of their continual improvement, DevOps and digital business initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Embrace Failure-Tolerant Architectures, DevOps Practices and a No-Blame Culture
  • Manage Risk and Allow Small Failures, to Avoid Large Failures
  • Deliberately Induce Stress in IT Systems to Increase the Ability to Recover Quickly

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