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Lenovo Becomes First PC Manufacturer to Announce Client Virtualization Platform

   

Shanghai, China - April 2, 2008 –, Lenovo today announced the first low-level client virtualization software platform offered by any PC hardware manufacturer. Lenovo's Client Virtualization Platform (CVP) will be the base technology for customer solutions shipping with Lenovo PC products later this year. Lenovo's Client Virtualization Platform uses the latest hardware features to isolate applications. These applications provide improved internet security and manageability, while minimizing the impact on performance. At Intel’s Developer Forum in Shanghai today, Lenovo made the first public demonstration of solutions based on this technology.

Virtualization technologies have been widely used on servers and network storage to improve performance and manageability. Lenovo’s platform uses Intel Virtualization technology to help to bring similar benefits to PC clients with near native performance and full Windows PC experience.

“Our new client virtualization technology underscores Lenovo's commitment to innovation,” said George He, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Lenovo.  “Our leadership in PC virtualization will enable us to optimize PC systems for virtualized applications and give our customers access to more efficient, more stable, and better performing virtualization solutions in the near future.”  

In contrast with the standardization of PC hardware, the application software environment is becoming increasingly complex, vulnerable, and costly to manage for both commercial enterprises and consumers.  Lenovo’s Client Virtualization Platform will enable and accelerate the deployment of a variety of innovative commercial and consumer applications that insulate customers from complexity, while improving performance and reducing cost.

“Lenovo is focused on delivering the best engineered products to meet the dynamic needs of customers in many different markets,” said Shaopeng Chen, senior vice president and president, Greater China & Russia Geo, Lenovo.  “Customers are asking for new solutions to everyday computing challenges like secure e-commerce and isolation of enterprise applications and this client virtualization technology will allow us to deliver even more innovative new products.”

For example, CVP enables creation of multiple “personalities” on a single PC allowing isolation of corporate applications or images from personal productivity/entertainment applications which could make the corporate environment unstable.  Corporations and users will benefit from reduced support costs, improved application security and better manageability.

“Intel and Lenovo have worked closely on optimizing virtualization for several years," said Gregory Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Office Platform Division.  “By taking advantage of Intel's Virtualization Technologies, Lenovo’s Client Virtualization Platform is able to bring new levels of security and manageability to customers."

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.