How NetApp is Driving Enterprise Digital Transformation

November 1, 2021

The enterprise storage market has evolved significantly in the past decade. NetApp in particular has revolutionised its offerings to help enterprise organisations meet their digital transformation goals. Read on to find out more and discover how we can help.

The past few years have seen major changes in the enterprise storage industry, which are largely being driven by:

  • Organisations increasingly rolling out their digital transformation strategy.
  • Data-driven business models requiring significant enhancements in agility (made possible through cloud-based services).
  • Evolving IT infrastructure to meet changing performance, availability, scalability, and agility needs.

If you haven’t been following NetApp’s evolution in recent years, then it’s certainly a name worth rediscovering. Differentiating itself from key competitors, NetApp has managed to strike a unique balance between providing world-class hybrid cloud and data solutions and tailoring these to its enterprise customers’ needs.

If your business is moving towards a hybrid multi-cloud strategy and needs a low risk, low cost solution that leverages leading-edge technologies and will maximise the value of your investment and drive business growth, read on.

How NetApp is driving enterprise digital transformation

NetApp is making waves in the technology space, setting new industry benchmarks and winning impressive accolades along the way. For example, in 2019 NetApp was recognised as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader due to its unparalleled hybrid cloud capabilities and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

Their mission is clear: empower customers to rethink the future, embrace cloud technology, and maximise their data through clever data storage, management and protection.

In more recent years, NetApp has ramped up its efforts to enable organisations’ digital business transformations, resulting in the following benefits:

  • Modernised and simplified IT, accelerating critical business apps across edge, core and cloud.
  • The ability to build private clouds, allowing organisations to deliver new applications and services faster and run existing workloads more efficiently, enhancing agility.
  • Driving innovation on some of the world’s biggest public clouds, enabling faster deployment across Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud.

A recent IDC report reveals how organisations can accelerate their digital transformation thanks to NetApp’s deep integration with some of the world’s biggest clouds. The report also sheds light on how NetApp is driving disruption in five core technology areas.

To read the full IDC report, click here.

5 NetApp advancements you need to know

NetApp has undergone significant changes and improvements in five core areas:

  • Hybrid cloud integration
  • Storage consumption models
  • Customer experience (CX)
  • A primarily software-defined infrastructure strategy
  • SAN (block-based workloads)

The technology giant has planted a stake in the ground and strengthened its reputation as a SAN storage area network leader (SAN – block-based workloads), as well as retaining its leader-status in enterprise network-attached storage (NAS).

Better yet, thanks to its public cloud-based offerings, NetApp is now in a position to provide truly enterprise storage capabilities to a variety of customers at an affordable monthly subscription cost.

Why Q Associates for NetApp?

For over 15 years, we have committed to and invested in NetApp technologies to the benefit of our clients across the UK and Europe.

Working alongside NetApp, we deliver IT infrastructures that support a broad range of business critical and high-performance workloads. Our 24×7 support centre monitors over 1500 NetApp systems for our clients through our SSC and NetApp Active Support service.

At Q Associates, our team is qualified to the highest level for implementation, professional services and support, with technical specialisations in Flexpod and Hybrid Cloud.

In recognition of our dedication, NetApp recently awarded us ‘Star’ partner status, the highest possible accreditation for the design, implementation and support of NetApp enterprise solutions. Visit our partner page to find out more.

In today’s multi-cloud world, you can’t afford to ignore the importance of data.


To find out how we can help you define your digital transformation roadmap using NetApp technology, please get in touch on 01635 248181 or email



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