Netflix Does Its Tech Homework

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | July 31, 2012

When people here and elsewhere look at Netflix (NFLX) they see a content company, a sales channel for Hollywood. They may compare it with other channels or they may focus on its growing costs.

What no one seems to do is consider Netflix as a technology play. So let's look at that:

  • You may have heard about Netflix' Open Connect, a way to bring its content closer to subscribers. But that's not the only open source code it's put out there. This week is launched Chaos Monkey, a system for pre-testing the security of clouds by attacking them from all angles. It's available from GitHub under the name Simian Army....