Tales of the Transistor and the Like in Disaster Recovery

Remember transistors? Of course, you do. It’s just that they’re now buried so deep in the technology we use every day, that we take them for granted. You probably remember the principle of the transistor, too. To put it simply, a transistor acts as an amplifier; at least, that’s one of its functions. By making a small change in one current flowing through it, you can cause a much bigger change in another current flowing through it. While this is handy for making iPods and spaceships, it’s the tiny-to-tremendous effect itself that we’re discussing here. In particular, IT disasters can be triggered by tiny changes, which are then amplified in catastrophic proportions. But can the same effect be used in reverse for disaster recovery? Read more