Q Associates Wins NetApp EMEA Partner Excellence Award 2019

May 28, 2019

Net App EMEA Award

We’re absolutely thrilled to win the NetApp EMEA HCI Partner of the Year Award 2019!

NetApp is the world’s leading data authority for the hybrid cloud industry, so it’s great to be recognised for such a prestigious award. It celebrates businesses who have excelled with NetApp HCI Solutions through the entire NetApp fiscal year. Q Associates were identified for having truly embraced NetApp’s vision and strategy and were one of the first partners to attain HCI specialization.

The awards evening concluded NetApp’s 13th EMEA Partner Executive Forum (PEF) in Madrid, Spain, which took place between the 14th – 15th May. During the Tuesday night gala dinner at La Quinta de Jarama, Q Associates where represented on stage by our Director, Andrew Griffiths, and Barry Body, NetApp Business Manager. The award was accepted in front of more than 300 partners and NetApp employees, including NetApp EMEA Senior Vice President, Alexander Wallner.

“We are delighted to have been named as the NetApp EMEA HCI Partner of the Year” said Q Associates Founder and Managing Director, David Cue. “This award recognizes our strong partnership with NetApp and our continued commitment to providing our customers with innovative data centre and cloud solutions.”

The NetApp EMEA Partner Executive Forum is a unique opportunity to work with executive leaders from NetApp and the channel community.

Kristian Kerr, Vice President Partners & Pathways EMEA at NetApp said: “The world of data is being propelled into the future with technologies such as 5G networks, AI heuristics, and billions of connected devices that form the Internet of Things. The next big differentiator will be for companies to maximize the value of their data as they navigate this digital transformation.”

“Our Data Fabric strategy and our solutions for cloud-connected flash and hybrid-cloud infrastructures are key differentiators here. But without a doubt the partners turn technology into innovation, supporting our joint customers as they develop and launch new cloud-enabled business models.

Tonight’s awards are all about celebrating this. Congratulations to Q Associates.”

We’re excited about what the next year will hold in store for us and continuing the exciting journey of developing IT solutions for our customers.

At Q Associates, we specialise in the design, deployment, management and support of enterprise computing environments. To find out more about what we do and how we can help you, contact a member of our team on +44 (0)1635248181 or email us at info@qassociates.co.uk.

Get In Touch

Contact Q Associates today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your IT requirements in more detail. Tel: 01635 248181 Email: Info@qassociates.co.uk

Karen Beal

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