At the Cloud Computing Workshop this month we’ll be presenting Cloudstone, a Web 2.0 “social events” app in 2 implementations (Rails & PHP) complete with a workload generator and test automation scripts. The idea is that it can be used as a realistic Web 2.0 app with realistic workloads for benchmarking cloud computing, recovery/scaling scenarios, etc.
A great addition would be to add scripts that can inject various kinds of failuresâ€”both app-level (e.g. DB timeout or connection reset) and machine-level (machine shuts down unexpectedly, or has a lot of dropped packets or other I/O interference, etc.)â€”to test datacenter automation scenarios designed to deal with these problems under load.
Email me if you want to work on this!