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.