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Excuse me, what just happened? Resilience is tough when your failure is due to a 'sequence of events that was almost impossible to foresee'

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Only place I every did any work for which took an approach similar that being proposed by the article was a bank which switched from it's primary to it's secondary data centers once a month, flip flopping one to the other, over and over. Well in fact it was a bit more complicated, as other services went the other way and there were three data centers but you get the idea. The kicker being that even they had issues when they had to do it for real due to a plane hitting a rather tall building in New York.

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