Category Archives: NetApp

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

‘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

Is data protection a challenge for your organisation?

For many organisations, adhering to The Data Protection Act, is a real challenge. According to the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey, 90% of large organisations had a security breach, costing up to £3.14m!

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Post: June 28, 2016 by Q Associates

Hybrid Cloud: Moving from concept to reality

There’s little doubt that enterprise IT organisations view hybrid cloud as the optimal environment for the future. For example, the market research firm IDC predicts that more than 65% of them will commit to hybrid cloud before 2016.

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Post: June 28, 2016 by Q Associates

Should I stay or should I go?

Probably one of the most memorable lines from any song that I remember while growing up in the UK. I was extremely fortunate to have been able to moderate a dinner the other week with colleagues from NetApp, IBM and the RT Hn Lord David Blunkett, probably one of the most well known politicians of our era and a former Home Secretary.

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Post: June 7, 2016 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, NetApp, News

IT Transformation Roadshow

Q Associates invites you to join us on our IT Transformation Roadshow, stopping off in Cambridge, London and Bristol between 29th June & 13th July 2016. We will be joined by a selection of our key technology partners who will explore a range of significant and exciting developments in the IT industry. To secure your place at one of our venues, please click to register.

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Post: May 26, 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

NetApp announce SolidFire acquisition

It’s no secret that NetApp’s journey to buy SolidFire has been a turbulent one. Despite initial rumours beginning late last year the acquisition wasn’t officially announced until early February. Now that the transaction excitement has died down, we take a look at what it really means for the industry and both current & future customers.

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Post: March 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

NetApp Announce 3x Special Offer

Does your organisation suffer from slow application responsive times that affect revenue, productivity, or customer experience?

On Monday, NetApp announced a special offer for all-flash systems that could help businesses solve all of the above.

NetApp’s 3x offer is available for buyers of the select NetApp all-flash systems, with a guaranteed 3X increase in database performance compared [...]

Post: November 16, 2015 by Q Associates