5. Embrace Destruction
Many IT people take the position that once a system is successfully up and running, you want to touch it as little as possible. But some cloud providers use destruction in a way that helps to ensure resiliency and redundancy. According to Stratalux, some companies use software to randomly destroy individual servers and other assets in order to ensure that they can be quickly, seamlessly and dynamically replaced without causing a hiccup to the service. In other words, this strategy is employed to use destruction towards the ultimate improvement of the infrastructure's availability and serviceability. Since most of the infrastructure runs the risk of failure at some point in time, the consistent tearing down and rebuilding of the infrastructure ensures that fixes can be easily made, and that everything installed is at its latest version.