Category Archives: Blog

Q Associates TechTalk May

  You’re invited to attend Q Associates TechTalk. A series of informative, informal and technical meetups for IT managers and decision makers in the London area. VMware vSAN

Our next TechTalk meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th May. Our specialist guest speaker from VMware will provide an introduction to VMware vSAN Hyper Converged Infrastructure.

VMware vSAN, is [...]

Post: May 11, 2017 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, Events

Q Associates nominated at the UK Storage Awards XIV 2017

We are delighted to have been nominated for the following 2017 Storage Awards: Specialist Storage Reseller of the Year, Corporate Storage Reseller of the Year & Storage Maintenance and Service Provider of the Year

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Post: May 10, 2017 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, Events

Data Privacy & Compliance in Higher Education, 4th May

You are invited to attend this unique event (Thursday, 4th May) exploring the regulations and risk surrounding Data Privacy and Compliance with specific reference to the Higher Education sector.

Leading industry speakers will outline key trends and challenges for Higher Education institutions with particular focus on Regulation, Data Sovereignty and Privacy. We will also consider the [...]

Post: April 7, 2017 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, Events

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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Post: March 13, 2017 by Q Associates

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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Post: February 2, 2017 by Q Associates

‘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 [...]

Post: January 27, 2017 by Q Associates

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 [...]

Post: January 19, 2017 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, Servers

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 [...]

Post: January 13, 2017 by Q Associates

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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Post: October 23, 2016 by Q Associates

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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Post: September 14, 2016 by Q Associates