Circuit Breaker and Microservices Monitoring
You can employ the Circuit Breaker pattern to prevent a catastrophic cascade, and reactive microservices monitoring can be the trigger. Downstream services can be registered in a service discovery so that you can mark nodes as unhealthy as well react by reroute in the case of outages. The reaction can be serving up a deprecated version of the data or service, but the key is to avoid cascading failure. You don't want your services falling over like dominoes.
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