Lenovo Cloud Computing Overview
- Common user interface across Windows® 7 and Android™ and other major platforms
- Broad device support with enhanced experience on Lenovo PCs and laptops
- Share/stream files without the need to store them in the cloud
- Securely access private and cloud applications and services via browser desktop
- Simplify delivery of new and current applications and services
Lenovo Cloud delivers an enhanced end user experience to individuals and businesses regardless of location — at home, at work or on the move.
It offers more than just content and storage, encompassing a range of products and services* that deliver a consistent, secure digital experience, and product enhancements for both single users and enterprise.
The focus is on removing complexity for both cloud computing users as well as IT professionals. It gives users secure access to their data and applications wherever they are, without clogging up the data center or drawing on IT staff resources.
The Lenovo Cloud allows organizations to create a balanced approach to cloud computing that utilizes the built-in, cloud ready capabilities available in Lenovo hardware, as well as allowing users secure access from any other device including PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Using Lenovo devices, you can benefit from advantages such as the Cloud Ready Client and Lenovo's middleware platforms that can connect to an existing infrastructure. These innovations will help you and your organization enhance and accelerate the move into cloud computing.
*All products and services may not be available in all regions
LENOVO CLOUD STORAGE
- Allows you to easily back-up, synchronize and share your data
- 5GB free storage for individuals
- Access from any device, anytime, anywhere
- Share links to files via email or social networks
- Data is encrypted while in the cloud
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync enables you to backup, access, sync and share all of your documents,photos,music and videos between different devices including your computer, tablet and smartphone.
Sync your data
Automatically synchronizes updates after any change is made to any file, with the latest version sent to the cloud and all other devices connected to your account. To avoid lost data, the five most recent versions of every file are stored, making it easy to revert back to an older version just in case.
Share with colleagues and friends
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync also allows you to share large files like videos or high resolution pictures seamlessly. You can send an e-mail with a link to the file for someone to download and the file is available for 21 days. With Lenovo Cloud Storage you can also effectively collaborate on projects by giving a person, or a group of people, access to a shared folder on your computer.
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync is also ideal for social networking, allowing you to share a link directly on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Recipients can directly download the most recent version of the file by simply clicking the link — no registration is required!
You get the first 5GB of free cloud storage space is included, with the option of adding more storage as you need it. Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync is standard in Lenovo desktops, laptops and tablets from April 2012, and also available for free download and registration for all customers.
The end-user interface for Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync is available in the following languages: English, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, German, Spanish and French.
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Secure Cloud Access: Unify your digital world.
- Secure access to ‘work resources’ from every device, regardless of your location
- Secure SSL connection, does not require a VPN client
- Image authentication to provide secure access for tablets
- Single sign on to corporate applications and resources including SaaS delivery
- Consistent desktop interface for access to hosted, VDI, published, web and local application resources
- Supports PC, Smart Phones and tablets without requiring a proprietary agent installation
- Supports all major platforms including Windows®, Mac OS®, iOS® and Android™
Access your data, applications and services from a multitude of devices and platforms. Using just a browser, the user can authenticate and gain access to relevant applications and data from mobile devices, desktop computers and tablets.
Secure Cloud Access delivers a context-aware web-desktop, with broad device and operating system support. The focus is on integrating and intelligently delivering applications and services you already own and use.
For organizations, SCA enhances the experience, control, and security for both technology professionals and end users. SCA delivers a unified private cloud that can identify the type and capability of the device, providing IT administrators with granular control over application delivery – whether it is local to the device, from a data center, web or server. Your business can create policies based upon lowest cost of delivery and licensing, the best experience for end users, and the desired level of security.
SCA is the first industry application with built in support for Cloud Ready Clients. This allows the IT department and the end user of a Cloud Ready Lenovo PC to have an enhanced experience.
Additional authentication such as user known variables, and biometrics employing the built in Lenovo Fingerprint Reader on a Cloud Ready Client capable Lenovo device can be used to control access to applications.
Reasons for Using Secure Cloud Access 6.1.1
Access Aggregation - Find What You Need When You Need It
With SCA, the IT organization can enhance how they deploy and control access to all the organization’s internal and external resources across multiple devices. SCA delivers an intelligent access aggregation that allows IT to control the access by context. For SCA the context includes information about user rights, device type and capability, time and date, and network connectivity. In SCA, the user’s desktop does not exist until the user ‘logs-in’ to SCA. At that time the SCA solution will render the desktop based on the context of the user, connection and the device. SCA allows IT to dynamically limit, extend or change the access to resources based on a user’s needs and device.
Secure Access - Enhancing Productivity Cross Multiple Devices
The web interface focuses on providing the end-user with maximum accessibility while maintaining company security and compliance. We changed the layout and added improvements to provide consistent behavior and functionality across multiple devices, allowing a user to quickly pick up a new device, connect it to the company deployed SCA, and be productive within minutes.
User Interface - Designed for Touch and Standard Input
The interface is designed to be used with touch devices such as tablets and Smartphones, as well as devices that mainly use mouse and keyboard such as Desktop PCs and Laptops. It also has functions such as search across the user’s workspaces for application and resources as well as the internal and external web. When you need to step away for a few minutes, SCA has a ‘lock’ feature that allows a user to lock the web based desktop without having to sign off from the backend applications.
Application Selector - Your Corporate Application Catalog
With SCA an organization can quickly deploy access to internal and external resources. With the latest version, you can add an application catalog to the user's desktop from where they can select applications to add or remove from their cloud desktop. The Application Selector is intended to allow additional self service, removing the need for the Help Desk to be impacted by frequent requests for changes.
Reporting - Make Sure You Know What’s Going On
Reporting is another strong feature of SCA. SCA collects information about how and when the application has been accessed allowing IT to plan and quickly detect trends. The reporting engine is built directly into SCA and is accessed through the standard interface.
Image Authentication - Access Security Designed for Tablets
SCA also enhances the access security for tablets by adding “Image Authentication”. This is an additional identification that the IT organization can activate to strengthen the security for mobile users on tablets and smartphones.
Single Sign-On - Set and Forget
SCA single sign-on allows users to be automatically logged on to their applications without them having to remember or write down their passwords. The user’s authentication credentials are stored in an encrypted form by the SCA solution. When a user has been properly authenticated to the SCA web based desktop, they can be automatically signed into applications and resources for which they are allowed.
File Manager - Access Your Files from One Interface
The web based SCA file manager aggregates all access to the end-user’s files and folders into one single view. The files and folders include, but are not limited to cloud based storage, file shares and/or local content.
Supports Cloud Enabled Devices - Makes the Cloud Understand the Device
Lenovo SCA understands and dynamically makes adjustments to ensure that it delivers the best possible end-user experience based on available applications, connectivity as well as device capability. SCA even understands how to authenticate the user using a Lenovo Fingerprint reader before the user can access restricted applications, without having to modify these applications. Lenovo’s Cloud Ready Client technology makes this possible.The CRC is developed in collaboration with Intel in an effort to deliver a better end-user experience when accessing the cloud and cloud resources. The aspiration was to, when possible, allow the cloud to leverage local resources to deliver native end-user performance.
Management Interface - Use Less Resources to Manage
Compared to VDI and other ‘cloud solutions’, SCA is designed to be managed with minimal resources. The management interface can be accessed from any device and changes can be done from anywhere. You make a change, you click save, you validate the change and it’s automatically applied to an individual user or to everyone in the organization. SCA does not require you to spin up or take down and restart the VM’s. It’s all cloud-based in a cloud that you own and control.
Light Weight Back - End with Seamless Directory Integration
Due to SCA’s architecture and its capability to seamlessly integrate into your existing infrastructure, you will be able to see the results of your deployment within a few days. The SCA architecture also protects your back-end infrastructure from virus contamination from the user’s device, by separating the user access from the physical access of the user’s device. A small server hosting the SCA web-based back-end can easily support thousands of concurrent users. SCA’s authentication to the organization's resources provided by the web based desktop is all controlled from where it should be, your authentication server such as Active Directory, e-directory or LDAP.
Easy to Get Started - Support You When You Grow Big
The SCA licensing model makes it easy to get started as well as grow. The licensing model includes single licenses as well as volume agreements. We can deliver licenses for concurrent as well as named users. We also have the capability to make it a turn-key experience or train you to do it yourself. For more information please contact your Lenovo Business Partner or Lenovo Sales Representative.
- Lenovo Cloud Optimization
- Secure Cloud Access Overview
- Optimized Application Delivery
- Optimized Service Delivery
- Accessing Centrally Stored Data
- SCA Authentication to Cloud Services
- BYOD & Consumerization: Why the Cloud is Key to a Viable Implementation (Whitepaper)
- Hawaii Library System (Case Study)
- The Cloud is Everywhere (White Paper)
- Cloud Convergence (White Paper)
- Intel Cloud Builder
- Server & Network Recommendation Guide
- Additional Information about SCA
Contact a Lenovo Cloud Specialist
Cloud Ready Client: Talk to the cloud.
- Enables the PC's functionality to be used by cloud applications and services
- Enhances cloud security by adding support for Lenovo Fingerprint Reader
- Off-loads work from the datacenter to optimize the end user experience
- Turnkey support when using Secure Cloud Access
The Lenovo Cloud Ready Client (CRC) allows Lenovo PCs or laptops to talk to the cloud, enabling a better end-user experience and better use of system resources whether at work or at home.
A CRC enabled system tells the cloud about its graphics capabilities, free processor capacity, free memory capabilities, remaining battery capacity, available bandwidth, wireless connectivity or LAN status, as well as if the system has a Lenovo Fingerprint Scanner. This allows the Cloud to allocate resources efficiently between Cloud servers, datacenters and the device, optimizing speed and minimizing power usage.
On a system that is not CRC enabled, the Cloud would not be able to understand its capabilities and therefore has to treat that system as a 'dumb' terminal.
CRC is standard in Lenovo clients based on 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors (and later) and running Microsoft Windows® 7 and works seamlessly in conjunction with Secure Cloud Access.
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NxTop: Run thousands of systems as easily as one.
- Single master image, minimize the need for image management
- One touch provisioning
- Enhanced security with AES 256-bit encryption
- Image snap-back allowing IT to roll back a corrupt image
- Image reset is possible on every system boot
- Fail-safe patching and updating
Lenovo NxTop can revolutionize the way your business provisions, manages, and secures each desktop and laptop PC you deploy. A desktop virtualization solution that features centralized management and local execution, you can drastically reduce system management and support costs. A leading virtualization consultant found that when compared to server-hosted VDI alternatives NxTop may eliminate most upfront and ongoing infrastructure costs. The technology is innovative, powerful, cost-effective, and runs best on Lenovo desktop and laptop PCs.
NxTop enables IT administrators to remotely provision, patch, and upgrade PCs with powerful one-to-many image management capabilities. With full control over the end-point, IT professionals can manage policies for USB ports, bandwidth throttles, view disk space usage, and even provide remote help desk support. NxTop Engine is the industry's first desktop virtualization solution with no underlying operating system to be compromised. NxTop delivers near- native Lenovo PC performance, and enables multiple virtual desktops to run on the same Lenovo PC with unprecedented levels of security and flexibility.
Thin Client: Run applications from your datacenter.
- Central storage of data for maximum security and control
- Reliable, quiet and power efficient
- Scalable, with support for a broad range of peripherals
- Wide choice of operating systems
Established in 1976, VXL Instruments is a global leader in thin client and server-based computing and has been manufacturing world-class devices for over three decades. VXL provides desktop thin clients, zero clients, and mobile devices in support of VDI, secure cloud access, and server-based, thin computing. All VXL Itona devices provide access to Microsoft® Terminal Services, Citrix® XenApp, and/or XenDesktop, as well as VMware® View.
The VXL Vtona is custom designed to support VMware View. It has no operating system and incorporates the Teradici™ 1100 PCoIP® Portal Processor. The Vtona ensures a rich multimedia experience supporting 3D graphics, CAD, video, and more.
As part of the growing demand for desktop virtualization, VXL devices ensure secure access to and protection of information, as all data is stored on the server. With no moving parts, thin clients deliver a high level of product reliability and quiet operation. VXL thin clients are easy to deploy and manage, since the free software XLmanage is included -- which means reduced cost of total support. VXL also offers a wide choice of operating systems to suit all work environments, including Windows® Embedded Standard (WES2009 or WES7), Windows XPe, GIO2 Linux, Sylph-OS, and PXE.
Mid-range. Small, lightweight, and environmentally-friendly.
TC15 Series: TC1520 (XPe), TC1526 (WES2009) and TC1536 (GIO2 Linux)
TC15 Series is ENERGY STAR 5.0 rated and one of the smallest systems available. It combines impressive performance, solid state operation (no hard drive disk or noisy fan), low power consumption, and 5 USB ports. Its highly compact, lightweight design and external power supply allow flexible mounting options, making the TC15 Series the ideal partner when space is at a premium.
Mid-range. Expandable, durable, and highly productive.
C Series: C21 (XPe), C23 (WES2009), C24 (WES7), C32 andC35 (GIO2 Linux)
C Series represents a significant advancement in the provision of low-cost server-based computing with class-leading features built to handle both local and remote environments. Powered by fast 1GHz processors, excellent USB connectivity, internal power supply, and internal wireless options.
High performance. Efficient and powerful with multimedia capabilities.
Ds Series:D21s (XPe), D23s (WES2009), D24s (WES7) and D35s (GIO2 Linux)
Ds Series is not only a powerful and innovative thin client, it's also designed with the environment and durability in mind. Ds incorporates a faster 1.6 GHz processor and delivers a superior user experience with enhanced functionality and multimedia playback over virtualized desktop environments. Ds dramatically reduces power consumption, yet includes 6 USB ports and support for dual monitors.
Superior power. Outstanding security. Impressive multimedia.
E Series: E21s (XPe), E23s (WES2009), E24s (WES7), E35s (GIO2 Linux)
Es Series thin client is designed to handle the most demanding applications, incorporating a fast 1.6 GHz processor for exceptional functionality in any virtualization environment. ENERGY STAR 5.0-certified, the Es Series provides a rich multimedia experience and has an optional internal PCI or PCIe.
Most powerful. Exceptional build quality.
F Series: F21 (XPe), F23 (WES2009), F24 (WES7) and F35 (GIO2 Linux)
F Series thin client features the VIA Nano superscalar processor running at 1.2 GHz to provide exceptional performance. It can handle the most demanding applications. Equipped with 8 USB ports, it is VXL's most expandable model. Supports dual monitor displays in both extended and mirror mode.
High powered. High productivity.
TC63 Series: TC6321 (XPe), TC6323 (WES2009) and TC6324 (WES7)
TC63 Series dramatically improves productivity with an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor and 6 USB ports. It can easily handle your multimedia needs. Like all other VXL models, the TC63 is supported by XLmanage software for efficient and convenient remote central management.
Vtona Zero Client. Designed to support VMware® View
The Vtona Zero Client offers a small desktop footprint, but delivers a complete desktop experience for even the most advanced users. It incorporates the Teradici®1100 PCoIP® Portal Processor to ensure a rich multimedia experience supporting 3D graphics, CAD, video, and more. No management required.
XLmanage software. Quick and easy management for VXL thin clients.
Stay productive with easy-to-manage software and the most current tools. XLmanage software is user-friendly and ideal for quick PC configuration, diagnostics, and firmware updates. XLmanage network enables complete monitoring across all platforms.