Category Archives: Servers

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: August 20, 2016 by Q Associates


Topics: Blog, Servers

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

Oracle SPARC Servers

At the end of Sept 11, Oracle announced a new T-Series server family based on the new SPARC T4 processor. The new 8-core SPARC T4 processor has up to 5x better single threaded performance when compared to SPARCvT3 processors.

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Post: February 19, 2012 by Q Associates


Topics: Archive, Oracle, Servers

Evolve to a Dynamic Data Centre

The recent collaboration of NetApp, Cisco and VMware has seen the formation of the eagerly anticipated FlexPod.

What is FlexPod?

FlexPod is a prevalidated data center solution built on a flexible, shared infrastructure that can scale easily, be optimised for a variety of mixed application workloads, or be configured for virtual desktop or server infrastructure, secure multi-tenancy, or cloud [...]

Post: March 17, 2011 by Q Associates

Server Consolidation in 2011

As cost savings become a higher priority for many businesses in 2011, Server consolidation allows for reducing the number of servers within your business by utilising them more efficiently. Reducing the number of servers your business relies on, yet maintaining (or improving) the level of service means that server consolidation is high on the business [...]

Post: March 4, 2011 by Q Associates


Topics: Archive, Servers

Server Infrastructure

Server infrastructure is an excellent term. It manages to sound important, technical and even complex all at the same time; but what does it really mean? Most companies will need a solid server infrastructure to support their IT system but before one can decide what components need to go into their infrastructure they need to [...]

Post: January 25, 2011 by Q Associates

Server Consolidation: How It Work’s

In today’s competitive market it is important for companies to maintain a highly efficient and cost effective IT infrastructure. The Q Associates IT Server Consolidation Audit will allow you to optimise your IT infrastructure to enable you to reduce cost and increase business performance.

The Server Audit Process

Stage 1 Inventory & Audit – The first [...]

Post: January 20, 2011 by Q Associates