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A customer of ours sent in a funny photo, showing how they solved one of those real-world problems that many an IT Admin must face.  So we wanted to share with you the concept of Redundant Coffee Cluster:

It does appear like one has to bring up the new active node manually, but hey - at least you are ready for when the need arises!

- Nino Bilic

11 Comments
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Hahahaha. Awesome.
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I love that!  However coffee should NEVER require manual intervention, it should be "always available".  CCR would be better, make coffee on both sides then don't use the excess.
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How about setting Coffee Anywhere to help out your remote users?
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You windows folk are so easily amused.  We installed Linux on a coffee maker 10 years ago.
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I hope they are properly licensed.  I'd also add some redundant power supplies and fans, just in case.
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Well I'm a guest at a Microsoft building this week for a training course and they've already implemeted a stretched cluster model for the coffee. One fully functional machine on either side of the break area. They also have redundant soft drinks fridges as well.
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So simple to explain & to understand : Cluster for dummies
Have fun
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Hopefully the admin was forward-thinking enough to make sure the coffee grinder was part of the cluster resource.
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Nice coffee machine too ! what's brand / model? ;)
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Do you think the Caffeine would upset the heartbeat between the two?
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In this example though, you can have both machines brewing and serving up coffee at the same time - unless there's only one outlet back there.  In that way I'd say it's a better example of load balancing than an Exchange cluster.