One-Touch, Super-Automatic Coffee (and Storage)

By Eyal Traitel for Beyond The Blocks - Monday, March 06, 2017

Data Storage has become complex to manage. Shouldn't it be seamless and automatic like getting coffee? 

I never drank coffee and I still don’t. However, as a person that writes a lot of technical documentation, I also consume a lot of it from others. Technical specs, reviews, manuals - you name it, I read them all.

So it should not be surprising  that when our Delonghi Magnifica semi-automatic espresso machine showed signs of final descent to silence, I launched my own RFP process with feature lists, ranking and all - to find the replacement that would allow my wife to go back to her regular coffee routine.

Back in 2008 when I was shopping around for that machine I had one goal in mind - to be able to make her the creamy latte drinks she’s was so fond of - with a touch of a button. I am so clueless when it comes to coffee that it had to be super-simple. I figured that if I was going to spend a lot of money on a machine in the first place, I expect it to do all the work for me.

Well, that was a dream that was not entirely fulfilled by the Magnifica since it involved manual milk frothing, making the user a coffee barista.

Fast forward to 2017. The market now offers great choices of super-automatic machines which, at the touch of a button or a real touch on a touch screen, pours a freshly brewed coffee and frothed milk in various combinations and custom measurements. Some even come with Bluetooth-enabled mobile app support, so orders can be sent to the machine remotely.

Wow. Finally, the dream has come true. 

So what about storage systems?

Shouldn’t there be a one-touch for creating volumes, for recovering data? Shouldn’t there be an end to fiddling with disks, disk groups, PVs, VGs, LVs, meta-volumes, cosmic volumes, extents, grains, chunks and not even chunklets….

No need for flash copies, snapshots, consistency groups and what have you.

One touch - super automatic storage (and coffee). Available today from Reduxio.

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Eyal Traitel

Written by Eyal Traitel

Eyal has 20 years of global experience in diverse roles in IT, Support, Engineering, Sales, Consulting and Product Marketing, in diverse locations (Israel, Netherlands and United States). He is highly skilled in system administration, SAN and NAS concepts, design, implementation and architecture. Experienced in pre-sales activities such as RfPs, demos and presentations and marketing events, competitive analysis, product gap analysis and product positioning planning.

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