Author Archives: Q Associates

What is the Data Fabric?

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models are becoming the new normal for enterprise IT organisations. With these mixed environments, new challenges around data management emerge.

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What does Brexit mean for EUGDPR?

The last couple of months have been turbulent for the UK and as the dust settles regarding the landmark decision to leave the European Union those of us involved in the world of regulation are being asked what it means for EU GDPR?

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‘Chasing Clouds’ – Why everyone wants a FlexPod with OpenStack

This year FlexPod has extended its impressive validated design portfolio to include an OpenStack solution; which if you’re already a FlexPod evangelical, is pretty good news to say the least.

The great thing about an OpenStack solution built on a converged infrastructure is that the speed of cloud deployment alone will increase dramatically. It will also […]

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The rise of Cisco’s UCS

Mention Cisco and most people immediately think of all things network, which is understandable as they are still market leaders in that space. However how many would naturally say that they’re a company which provides stateless computer servers? Probably not the same number that reflects the facts.

By 2015, IDC stated that Cisco, with its UCS […]

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HyperFlex, Cisco’s Next Generation of Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Earlier this month CISCO announced the latest edition in their product family, HyperFlex. Already being coined as the ‘next generation of hyper-converged infrastructure’, HyperFlex combines innovative software defined storage and data services software with Cisco UCS.

It also delivers the capabilities that customers have been waiting for in a hyperconverged solution. By extending their strategy of […]

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Veritas Research Shows Digital Hoarding Behaviour is Pervasive, with Employees Willing to Give up Almost Anything but Their Data

Veritas research reveals that 82 percent of IT decision makers admit to being digital hoarders which pose serious financial, security and data management risks to organizations.

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Create a Flexible IT Environment with the Public Cloud

Developing new applications in the cloud may require learning to new tools and processes, while moving existing applications often requires recoding for the cloud service provider’s platform—a costly and time-consuming process.

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Is data security really a threat in the cloud?

It feels like every week there’s a new scandal hitting the headlines about security breaches and lost data. Yes, data breaches have huge implications for your company, and yet the ICO reports that every quarter, UK organisations experience 560 data breaches!

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Designing the Next Generation Data Centre

Gartner recently revealed that IT currently faces an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10% in server workloads; 20% in power demands; 35% in network bandwidth; and an astonishing 50% AAGR in storage.

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Q Associates secures a place on G-Cloud 8

UK-based IT infrastructure specialist Q Associates has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 7 framework. Q Associates now offer an enhanced range of specialist cloud-based infrastructure and storage services to enable our Government Clients to Beat Austerity.

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