Q Associates named as NetApp Star Partner

May 5, 2020

Q Associates, an award-winning independent provider of specialist IT solutions, has been recognised with NetApp Star Partner status – the highest possible accreditation for the design, implementation and support of NetApp enterprise solutions.

Working closely with NetApp for over 15 years, Q Associates has achieved a number of certifications for implementation, professional services and support services, as well as technical specialisations in Flexpod and Hybrid Cloud. This latest announcement rewards a strong partnership, recognising
Q Associates for its high and consistent levels of NetApp expertise, competencies and delivery across the UK and Europe.

NetApp is recognised as one of the industry’s leading providers of data management and hybrid cloud technologies. In partnership with NetApp,
Q Associates designs, delivers and supports NetApp systems for customers across all major industry sectors. Q Associates’ technical specialists are accredited by NetApp to the highest levels and our 24×7 support centre monitors several-hundred NetApp systems for Q Associates clients through our SSC and NetApp Active Support services.

As a Star Partner, Q Associates has met the most stringent requirements around the entire NetApp product portfolio, with the highest level of sales knowledge and technical expertise in complex IT and cloud solutions, and continues Q Associates commitment and investment in NetApp solutions and services.

“We are delighted to achieve NetApp Star Partner status”
said Q Associates Director, Andrew Griffiths.
“This accreditation recognises our strong partnership with NetApp and our continued commitment to providing our customers with innovative data centre and cloud solutions as well as the highest possible level of support and professional services.”

This new Star Partner status follows multiple NetApp awards for Q Associates in recent years, having been NetApp EMEA HCI Partner of the Year, EMEA Innovation Partner of the Year and EMEA Flexpod Partner of the Year.

“Q Associates are a long established and highly valued NetApp UK Partner who have achieved the highest partnership level of NetApp Star Partner. They have achieved Implementation, Professional Services & Support Services Certification and continually maintain these to the highest levels.

Q Associates’ continued investment to develop their NetApp practice and deliver results is exemplary. NetApp are excited to continue our partnership together and to empower our customers to change the world with data.”

Kristian Kerr, Vice President, EMEA Partner Organisation, NetApp

As part of Q Associates’ recent independent IT Survey, we asked UK IT leaders which technology vendors align with their IT strategy for 2020. It was clear from the results that NetApp has a strong foothold in the market, either being utilised now or are in serious contention for future IT plans.

We’d love an opportunity to discuss how Q Associates and NetApp can assist with your specific requirements, contact us at: netapp@qassociates.co.uk

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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 netapp@qassociates.co.uk.

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