Category Archives: Storage Solutions

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

Q Associates scoops two top awards at the 2016 Storage Awards

Q Associates enjoyed a highly successful evening at the UK Storage Awards 2016, held at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, scooping two of the top awards and being named Storage Services Company of the Year and Corporate Storage Provider of the Year 2016.

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Post: June 20, 2016 by Q Associates Marketing

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

Optimizing Storage for all Workloads in Modern Datacentres

Meeting the technology needs of the modern enterprise is often a trade-off between delivering demanding Service Levels, Performance/Availability/Scalability and managing aggressive cost targets to drive business profitability. Not only do we have to worry about today, but also the future and the new challenges that we cannot foresee.

Data storage underpins all aspects of enterprise IT, [...]

Post: May 17, 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

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: April 12, 2016 by Q Associates

Clearing The Mist Around Cloud Backup

As organisations cope with the growing amount of data being generated on a daily basis, it comes as no surprise that data protection is one of the biggest challenges for small to medium size businesses. Most companies would consider their data to be their most valuable asset and unfortunately for some, without their data they [...]

Post: April 11, 2016 by Q Associates

How Dark is your Unstructured Data?

It comes as no surprise to most organisations that the explosion of unstructured data is showing no sign of slowing down. Analysts are now predicting that the growth of data is 40 percent to 60 percent, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80 percent.

Despite best efforts and [...]

Post: April 8, 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

Choosing the right cloud for you

The thing we love most about the Cloud is that it’s one of the few technology advancements that lived up to the marketing hype. There was at one stage a cynical view that it was just another industry fad but the fact is, Cloud is delivering.

The question we’re often asked is ‘What type of [...]

Post: March 8, 2016 by Q Associates