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Because only modern leaders embracing data fabric thrive in the digital era.

In the digital era, data is the lifeblood of an organisation, with industry leaders intent on distilling its value to derive competitive advantage and continuous improvement.

But data is complicated. While your organisation is likely to have a lot of structured data in nice systems where it’s simple to run the reports you need, it’s also likely to have a lot of unstructured data lying here, there and everywhere.

And with the volume of data increasing every minute, it means that managing data is becoming a logistical nightmare.

Unlocking its value to leverage the power of data to thrive in the digital era is reliant on the agility that can only be achieved through a modern data fabric.

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Create a data-centric organisation through data fabric

“Data Fabric simplifies and integrates data management across cloud and on-premises to accelerate digital transformation. It delivers consistent and integrated hybrid cloud data services for data visibility and insights, data access and control and data protection and security.”

 

NetApp

Taking a holistic, secure and efficient approach to managing data, a data fabric sets you up to survive and thrive in the digital era. By modernising your IT and creating a hybrid multi-cloud experience, your infrastructure becomes an enabler. Allowing the business to:

Discover: understand the state of your data, applications, systems and services.
Integrate: stitch everything together to gain control over your data estate.
Automate: define your rules so the fabric takes care of itself for minimal maintenance.
Optimise: monitor the state of your fabric and react quickly to market changes.
Protect: backup and restore your data.
Secure: simplify the process of compliance while preserving integrity and controlling access.

Recognised by Gartner as an industry leader in primary storage, NetApp has created a powerful portfolio that enables organisations to create a strong data fabric. And while NetApp provides the technology innovation, our team is perfectly positioned to take your hand, share our 30 years’ experience and enable the data-centric organisation you need to become to meet the changing demands of the modern digital era.

NetApp Portfolio

Enterprise Storage

Build your data fabric on the industry’s broadest portfolio of all-flash, hybrid-flash, and object storage systems, or extend your storage system’s current capabilities.

When it comes to modernising and simplifying your storage environment, NetApp is recognised by Gartner as a proven leader for Primary Storage.

From simple, smart, trusted storage for shared NAS and SAN environments to arrays built for dedicated, high-bandwidth applications like data analytics and disk-based backup, Q Associates and NetApp work with you to design the perfect solution.

All-flash Storage

Take your enterprise apps to the next level with industry-leading performance, scalability, and simplicity.

NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) is a robust scale-out platform built for virtualised environments, combining low-latency performance with best-in-class data management, built-in efficiencies, integrated data protection, multiprotocol support, and nondisruptive operations. Deploy as a stand-alone system or as a high-performance tied in a NetApp ONTAP® configuration.

Hybrid-Flash Storage

Deliver a cost-effective solution featuring solid-state drive (SSD) with hard disk (HDD)technology, FB XPM.

NetApp E-Series hybrid flash arrays deliver simplicity and reliability for mid-sized businesses driving data-intensive applications like analytics, video surveillance, and disk-based backup, to small enterprises and remote offices needing mixed-workload performance for their dedicated apps,
In addition to solid performance, E-Series enables flexible and cost-effective backup and recovery to the cloud, and features a modern, browser-based GUI that enables simple, flexible administration and rapid data access.

Object Storage

Optimise data management at scale with a software-defined, object-based cloud storage platform.

Store and manage unstructured data at scale by using NetApp® StorageGRID® for secure, durable object storage for the private and public cloud. Place content in the right location, at the right time, and on the right storage tier, optimizing workflows and reducing overall costs for globally distributed rich media.

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Gartner names NetApp a Leader in the 2020 Magic

Cloud Services Solutions

NetApp delivers a range of powerful Cloud Data Services to support customers to develop and deliver data-driven business outcomes for application on cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

Why NetApp for cloud services?

As a cloud storage expert, NetApp Cloud Data Services enable users to deploy, run, monitor, maintain and manage services in the public cloud, including Azure, AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft 365.

From productivity to protection and database services, elevate your cloud with NetApp’s ever-evolving portfolio of cloud services and capabilities.

Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Hybrid cloud is a mixed computing, storage, and services environment made up of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud services, and one or more public clouds. The primary benefit of a hybrid cloud infrastructure is agility.

NetApp helps you build a modern hybrid cloud that unifies your infrastructure and frees your data to move where it needs to be, so your data-centric business can adapt and change direction quickly in the name of gaining competitive advantage.

NetApp HCI

A scalable, on-premises hybrid cloud infrastructure that transforms your private cloud into a deployable region of your multicloud. Bring your public cloud on-premises and develop anywhere, on any cloud, with one experience.

NetApp HCI brings together intel core processing for system-critical applications, networking for hyperconverged infrastructures, and the industry’s highest user density for virtualised desktops and applications from NVIDIA’s graphical processing units. All parts of the infrastructure are fully architecture and managed as an appliance.

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Consolidating Mixed Enterprise Workloads with NetApp HCI

FlexPod

Delivers an industry-leading private cloud platform for core data-centric enterprise and AI workloads.

Through pre-validated reference architectures, FlexPod combines NetApp storage, Cisco UCS compute and Cisco Nexus switching in a highly integrated, converged infrastructure to deliver optimal datacentre performance, flexibility and management.

The Data Fabric

Data Fabric is an architecture and set of data services that provide consistent capabilities across a choice of endpoints spanning on-premises and multiple cloud environments.

Build your data fabric and take control of your enterprise systems, software, and services to deliver a single, connected experience.

Develop your data fabric

Your data is anywhere and everywhere, in every form imaginable. And it’s growing by the minute, stored in public clouds, private clouds and on premises. Your teams leverage it to do their jobs. Your business depends on it to survive and thrive. And now you can design your data fabric to deliver it where, when and how you need it.

Data Fabric simplifies and integrates data management across cloud and on-premises to accelerate digital transformation. It delivers consistent and integrated hybrid cloud data services for data visibility and insights, data access and control and data protection and security.

Q Associates shares NetApp’s vision to build a data fabric designed for simplicity and agility. Working together we can deliver a unified data experience across the world’s biggest clouds, private clouds, and on premises.

Let us help you to deliver a seamless hybrid multi-cloud experience.

a modern data
centre architecture

FlexPod is the #1 converged infrastructure platform that combines best in class Cisco and NetApp® components to deliver a data centre converged infrastructure solution that’s fast, reliable, secure, cloud enabled, and optimised for artificial intelligence (AI) and modern application performance.

  • Platform for Innovation
  • Over 9,000 FlexPod
    customers around
    the World

  • Unmatched Versatility

  • 175+ Validated Designs

No matter what proprietary or legacy software and systems your organisation uses, FlexPod will fit right in, and with compelling new capabilities there’s never been a better time to explore FlexPod solutions.

Written in the stars

For over 15 years we have committed and invested in NetApp technologies to the benefit of our clients across the UK and Europe. Our team is qualified to the highest level for implementation, professional services and support, as well as technical specialisations in Flexpod and Hybrid Cloud.

In recognition of our dedication, NetApp recently awarded us ‘Star’ partner status.

Discover more about what it means to be a ‘Star’…

”Q Associates are a long established and highly valued NetApp UK Partner who have achieved the highest partnership level of NetApp Star Partner.”

Kristian Keir, Vice President EMEA, NetApp


In partnership we achieve more

Working alongside NetApp we deliver IT infrastructures that support a broad range of business critical and high-performance workloads.

Our 24x7 support centre

monitors over 600 NetApp systems for our clients through our
SSC and NetApp Active Support services:

High Performance

Q Associates are familiar with our storage and back-up environment, have unrivalled technology know-how and an impressive grasp of the commercial considerations involved.
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University of Bedfordshire

Easy to Scale

One of the attractions of the system is that it is very easy to scale our storage requirements. It’s a simple process, and we can add more storage as we need it.
 
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Diamond Light Source

Multiple Vendors

We now have an infrastructure in place that’s designed to handle the data-intensive scale-out workloads that are critical to digital transformation.
 
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Avon

Explore NetApp

NetApp Strategic Update 2020

Catch up on our recent event as we talk latest announcements, digital transformation and innovation with Grant Caley, Chief Technologist, NetApp UK. Watch the video

So you think you know NetApp...

If you haven’t been following NetApp’s evolution in recent years, then it’s certainly a name worth rediscovering. Download the IDC report: A new NetApp is on the rise

Not all hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are created equal.

As you evaluate HCI options to meet your next-generation data centre needs, it is important to understand the differences between various HCI offerings before you choose a solution. Download the paper

Embed data in your company’s DNA

In the digital era you can’t afford to ignore the importance of data. Talk to us about how Q Associates, in partnership with NetApp, can build the data fabric that enables your business to survive and thrive.

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