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Brian Troutwine

Fault Tolerance on the Cheap: How to Build Systems that Probably Won’t Fall Over Part II

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Welcome to the second part of “Fault Tolerance on the Cheap.” In the previous article, we discussed two approaches organizations take toward building fault-tolerant systems: Perfection — projects with extensive specification and long development cycles reduce faults up front while taking measures to mitigate understood failure modes Hope for the Best — projects that go […]

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Fault Tolerance on the Cheap: How to Build Systems That Probably Won’t Fall Over

Development

The property of fault tolerance is desirable in common systems, but there is little common literature on the subject. What does exist is seemingly out of date — being associated with either a defunct computer manufacturer or something proposed in early relational-database works or specific, esoteric functional programming languages. Achieving fault tolerance, however, is not […]

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