Recently I was asked to implement a new feature for a service. Basically, a simple Circuit Breaker pattern to throttle users in case of abuse. The request was worded like this:
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Like many young professionals in the midst of their career, giving back to my Alma Mater, Ferris State University, didn’t seem like something I was in the position to do quite yet. What could I possibly have to say to a group of students only about 8-10 years younger than me? As it turns out, quite a lot.
Now that technology is integrating so fully with our day-to-day lives, the concept of backing up data is more and more commonplace. People backup their phones with iCloud or Google Cloud. People use cloud file sharing services to have another copy of their pictures, documents, music and other personal data. Personal computer cloud backup services like Mozy and Carbonite are well-established brands. These trends are for very good reason—it’s a fact that data loss isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. That’s why in any conversation about data backups, it is often said that if data doesn’t exist in at least two places, it may as well not exist. These solutions exist for that reason, and because the explosion of tech users over the last decade has coincided with an explosion in the need for backups.