Dell software is now Quest!

quest-logoIt was announced on the 1st of November that the Dell software group has been acquired by Francisco partners and Elliott management and re launched as Quest.

Quest will focus on expanding its IT and cloud management portfolio solutions to include SaaS solutions for the cloud era. Coupled with Quest’s systems and security management software expertise and market leadership, the company will continue to invest in developing the software solutions, both on-premises and SaaS, that empower its  customers worldwide to drive their business growth. Quest will continue its leadership with an unrelenting focus on innovation, community and customer success.

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Dell and EMC Merger Completes!

dell-emc-mergeDell yesterday announced the completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, now called Dell Technologies. This is known to be the biggest technology merger in history joining two data providers and manufacturers of computing equipment into one $74 billion composition, creating a unique family of business that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset information.

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Quantum QXS Hybrid Storage!

qxs image101 Data Solutions has been a trusted reseller of Quantum products for the last 4 years from support to workflow and Hybrid storage.  We have recently reviewed what is known as one of Quantum’s best solution, this is QXS Hybrid Storage. QXS hybrid flash storage is a family of primary storage systems designed to be highly customizable and scalable. In this review we will look at what we believe is the best factors of this storage solution.

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101 Data Solutions Joins Forces With Centrify!

Centrify101 Data Solutions has joined forces with Centrify to enable our customers to have a wider security protection when it comes to data breaches and compromised credentials. Centrify comes in three different product suites, these are:

  • Centrify Identity services
  • Centrify Privilege Services
  • Centrify Server Suite

For the purpose of our product review we selected to work with the privilege service, to test its shared account password management feature set across different platforms, we were immediately struck by its ability to manage, on premise, remote and options for outsourced IT, this can be particularly beneficial for small to medium businesses who have outsourced their entire IT.

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Francisco partners and Elliott Management to Acquire the Dell software group!

Dell-logoFrancisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, Elliott Management Corporation, and Dell have announced on the 20th June 2016 that they have signed a definitive agreement for Francisco Partners and Elliott to acquire the Dell Software Group. The agreement bolsters Francisco Partners and Elliott Management’s technology portfolios with the addition of Dell Software’s diverse combination of security, systems and information management, and data analytics solutions.

Francisco Partners and Elliott Management’s deep passion for technology and proven track records in nurturing and building software businesses will enable Dell Software’s loyal base of employees to continue delivering innovation,” said Tom Sweet, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Dell. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Francisco Partners and Elliott Management teams to further enhance the already great relationships Dell Software has with its customers and partners.”

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EMC Unity breaks new ground for all- flash storage simplicity and affordability!

101 Data Solutions is offering special Unity hybrid/all flash arrays, starting from just £10k. UnityEMC Unity is the latest member of EMC’s all flash portfolio delivery high affordable file and block storage for small and medium sized IT departments. EMC Unity offers cloud-like proactive management and monitoring through a modern HTML5 task-oriented interface that leads the user through daily operations and integrates with VMware and Microsoft ecosystems for easy third-party management. It features new Proactive Assist™ capabilities designed to give IT control, visibility and automated management of Unity storage systems. With 3X the performance of EMC’s previous generation VNX arrays, EMC Unity can deliver up to 300K IOPS. Continue reading

We reviewed the new release of AppAssure backup, replication and recovery renamed as Rapid Recovery!


101 Data Solutions has been a valued Dell partner for over 8 years and have reached the level of Preferred Partner status 4 years ago which has been maintained since then.  We have been invited by Dell Software to review their Rapid Recovery data protection product, our findings suggest that this product is a significant game changer.

Previously known as Appassure the product has come a long way with new and much improved features, the simple to use interface was very easy to navigate and this is where it got really interesting in identifying new ways of protecting our demonstration environment, features we found particularly interesting are:

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Fantastic Dell Storage Offers

Dell SC SeriesDell Storage SC Series arrays provide a unified platform for the ultimate in performance, adaptability and machine-driven efficiency. 101 Data Solutions have teamed up with Dell to provide our customers with some fantastic offers. There are currently four pre-built configurations but if these don’t match your requirements then get in contact with us!

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101 Data Solutions new website

101 LogoWe have just updated our website and as you can see unlike the old one, it is mobile- and tablet-friendly. We are providing a better experience to users who visit the website on mobiles and tablets as we know from experience it can be difficult to find what you need. Now our visitors can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling. All content will now adjust accordingly to the size of your smart phone or tablets screen enabling a much more pleasant experience. We would love to hear your feedback via our Contact Us page!