Category Archives: IT Infrastructure

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

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

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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Post: August 9, 2016 by Q Associates

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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Post: August 8, 2016 by Q Associates

4 Reasons to use Data Fabric for your Hybrid Cloud

Despite data from IDG Research Services showing that 58% of data still resides in non-cloud environments, it would seem hybrid-clouds will rule the foreseeable future; IDC predicts that 80% of organisations expect to use some form of hybrid-cloud by the end of this year.

IT infrastructures are evolving and are no longer static entities marked by [...]

Post: May 17, 2016 by Q Associates

2016: The Year of the Cloud

With many technological commentators predicting 2016 as the year of the cloud and with industry rumblings that imply Amazon will soon be setting up on UK soil, we explore what the Cloud means to us today, the growing need for simplicity and we’ll also dispel a few nasty myths along the way.

There is now a [...]

Post: February 8, 2016 by Q Associates

3 Reasons to Move Your Data to a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) promises greater data protection, seamless integration with existing systems, improved operational efficiency and reduced costs. According to Gartner, HCI currently represents 3.5% of the total IT infrastructure market. And Wikibon predicts that by 2017, nearly two-thirds of all enterprise application infrastructures will be packaged in the form of a converged [...]

Post: February 8, 2016 by Q Associates

The Unstoppable Rise of Fujitsu

Ask your average person in the street if they have heard of Fujitsu and most will say ‘Aren’t they that company that used to make film for cameras?’ Speak to those in the ICT industry and they’d probably say, ‘Isn’t that the public sector outsourcing company?’

Of course, if you ask Google whether Fujitsu is [...]

Post: February 8, 2016 by Q Associates

Visit Us at GOV ICT 2016

Visit us at GOV ICT 2016 In January and discuss the major opportunity for the public sector to transform public services, increase efficiency and meet reduced budgets through IT and digital technology innovation.

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Post: December 2, 2015 by Q Associates

EVO:Rail’s EVO:Lution


In 2012, the then CTO of VMware, Dr Steve Herrod, was credited with coining the term ‘software-designed data centre’ or SDDC.

The principle is quite simple; abstract the compute stack components into a software layer. This then orchestrates and manages those components to deliver a consistent and repeatable deployment model.

Today the message consumers are hearing is [...]

Post: November 16, 2015 by Q Associates