Boosting Resilience with Graceful Shutdown in Cloud-Native Golang Applications

Benjamin Cane
11 min readFeb 1
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Graceful shutdown is vital to building highly resilient systems in a cloud-native environment. When we build cloud-native applications that follow the “cattle and not pets” philosophy, creating and destroying instances of applications is standard operating procedure.

Benjamin Cane

Building payments systems at American Express. Author ( Open-source contributor (

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