Reciprocal Blog

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November 7, 2017

How much visibility do you have of your NAS storage?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is at the heart of most companies’ un-structured file storage. NAS file storage ranges from small one-box systems or Windows servers, to bigger […]
November 7, 2017

Comparing Rail Tickets with Ford Cortinas

I’ve recently been doing quite a bit of work with VxRail recently – Dell EMC’s hyper-converged appliance – and I’m very happy to report that it […]
November 7, 2017

Software Defined Data Centre In A Tin

I note with great interest that EMC have just released VSPEX Blue. This is an implementation of the new(ish) VMWare EVO:Rail concept for a hyper-converged infrastructure. […]
November 7, 2017

From The Outside Looking In

As you may know from my previous blog posts, my first engagement with Reciprocal came as an end user. Reciprocal approached my previous company to discuss […]
November 7, 2017

Do You Trust Cloud Storage?

Whether you prefer to call it Public Cloud, PaaS (Platform as a Service), or just a bunch of servers and disks hosted by someone else and […]
November 7, 2017

Are You Deleting Your Expired Call Recordings?

Many call recording systems are quite capable of setting a retention policy on specific recordings, often based upon a flag set by variables in the contact […]
November 7, 2017

Hyper Convergence – What?

For quite some time now I have been thinking about a universal and dynamically configurable ‘datacentre in a box’. I’ll bet you think I should have […]
November 7, 2017

The Two Tier Universe

The IT age is currently being software defined. Why is this? Well, largely because data is growing and our traditional means of storing it, disk drives, […]
November 7, 2017

Blog Post: Special Interest User Groups

If you’re expecting this blog post to be by way of adult entertainment then I’m sorry to disappoint, however I have been giving some thought recently […]
November 7, 2017

“Sooner or Later” – Data Migrations

Sooner or later, any organisations that have existing EMC Centera archiving platforms will start to think “what exactly do I have on my EMC Centera and […]