Episode #14 – Five Causes of Poor Availability

Building a scalable application that has high availability is not easy. Problems can crop up in unexpected ways that can cause your application to stop working and stop serving your customer’s needs.

No one can anticipate where problems will come from and no amount of testing will identify and correct all issues. Some issues end up being systemic problems that require the correlation of multiple systems in order for the problems to occur. Some are more basic, but are simply missed or not anticipated.

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