Category Archives: Blog


Visit Q at UCISA IG17 - Bristol Marriott Hotel, City Centre, Bristol, 28-29 September 2017. Q Associates are proud to be sponsors of this year’s UCISA IG conference.  With many valued customers across the UCISA community, we will be delighted to welcome you to our stand (No. 6).

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Post: September 12, 2017 by Q Associates Marketing

Topics: Blog

NetApp’s Newest Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Launched at the end of June, and with first shipments due in October, NetApp’s second Generation Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) product partners with Cisco to deliver the latest advancement in Hyper Converged Systems. The two companies first worked together on the FlexPod portfolio, the Number One selling converged Infrastructure in the world today, combining Cisco Compute, Networking and System Management with NetApp storage systems and software.

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Post: September 8, 2017 by Q Associates Marketing

Topics: Blog

Cyber Essentials Scheme certification successfully renewed

Q Associates have successfully renewed their certification of the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme, a key deliverable of the UK’s National Security Programme. The UK Government and industry-backed scheme helps organisations to protect themselves against cyber-attacks by covering essential cyber security precautions.

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Post: September 5, 2017 by Q Associates

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Q Associates accepted onto three key public-sector IT procurement frameworks

Q Associates are very pleased to announce successful bids on three significant public-sector IT procurement frameworks:

SSSNA – The supply of IT solutions to UK universities

G-Cloud 9 – The supply of cloud based services to the UK public sector

Tech Products 2 – The provision of IT equipment for UK government contracts

“We are thrilled to be accepted [...]

Post: August 30, 2017 by Q Associates

Topics: Blog

Q Associates and ISN Announce a Strategic Partnership

Q Associates Ltd. and Intuitive Systems and Networks Ltd. (ISN), have announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Q Associates award winning expertise in IT infrastructure services with ISN’s specialism in networking and security to enable both organisations to offer a broader portfolio of services.

“We are very excited to formalise our relationship with [...]

Post: August 24, 2017 by Q Associates

Topics: Blog

Q Wins UK Storage Award


We are pleased to announce that for the sixth year running Q Associates has been named Corporate Storage Provider of the Year at the 2017 UK Storage Awards.

This is a huge achievement for Q Associates and is the eighth consecutive year that we have been successful in taking home an award.  “Corporate Storage Provider of the Year is particularly [...]

Post: June 21, 2017 by Q Associates Marketing

Exeter College Invests in Scalable Lenovo Infrastructure

With operations growing and student numbers continuing to rise, Exeter College’s existing IT infrastructure couldn’t keep up. The college migrated its mission-critical applications on virtual servers to Lenovo Flex System. Read More…

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Post: June 8, 2017 by Q Associates Marketing

Topics: Blog, Case Study, Lenovo

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