Solution Partners

Partnerships pave the way to a simplified IT infrastructure

At Lenovo, we embrace the hyperconverged solutions. We believe they are important building blocks in the Software Defined Datacenter. By collaborating with the best-of-breed industry leading hyperconverged partners, Lenovo is able to deliver the solid foundation for your hyperconverged solution and software-defined future.

There are multiple reasons why you should consider Lenovo for your hyperconverged solution:

  • Lenovo is partnering with the best in the industry
  • Lenovo is number one in customer satisfaction for several consecutive quarters
  • Lenovo is number one in x86 server reliability for several consecutive quarters
  • Lenovo delivers the fastest servers which gives you more performance per investment

Partnering with best of breed vendors

At Lenovo we believe that being open gives the best solutions. We do not own a legacy product line that needs to be protected; we focus on building quality x86 solutions with the best software partners in the industry to deliver customer satisfaction.So when you have created a SDDC strategy, Lenovo will not try to sell you a product where the intelligence sits in the hardware, we will rather propose a solution that fits with your strategy.

There are multiple solutions in the hyperconverged market area. With an open partnering strategy Lenovo is working with the leaders. Lenovo focuses on building certified hardware platforms and we build plugins from our hardware management tool, Lenovo XClarity, into the hyperconverged management which gives you a truly single pane of management solution. We are working closely with:

  • Nutanix
  • Microsoft
  • VMWare

These hyperconverged vendors are identified as the market leaders by IDC and Gartner, and Lenovo is working closely together with them. With the best in the industry, Lenovo delivers integrated solutions, meet in the channel solutions, reference architectures and ISV ecosystems. Look for more details on our reference architectures, whitepapers and how we partner with the different technology partners in the “Resources” tab.

Microsoft Microsoft S2D Introducing the next generation software-defined storage solution

With the high demand for enterprise storage continuing to accelerate in recent years, Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to craft a software-defined storage solution leveraging the advanced feature set of Windows Server 2016, the flexibility of the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 compute node and Lenovo RackSwitchNE2572 switch.

This configuration provides a solid foundation for customers looking to consolidate both storage and compute capabilities on a single hardware platform or for those enterprises that wish to have distinct storage and compute environments. In both situations, this solution provides outstanding performance, high availability protection and effortless scale out growth potential to accommodate evolving business needs.

When discussing high performance and shareable storage pools, many IT professionals think of expensive SAN infrastructure. Thanks to the evolution of disk storage and server virtualization technology, as well as ongoing advancements in cost effective network throughput, it is now possible to deliver an economical, highly redundant and high performance storage subsystem.

Microsoft Azure Stack

Lenovo were the first to introduce ready-made AzureStack packaged appliance racks. Our long relationship with Microsoft means that we are able to offer fully integrated, software optimized hardware solutions that gives you the optimal setup for running Microsoft’s AzureStack. This will give you a seamless experience when developing and deploying cloud solutions, no matter if they sit in your local, AzureStack on-prem cloud or in the Azure cloud.

These solutions provide the performance and reliability needed to support any workload. Nutanix provides an agile, easy-to-manage platform to simplify the ongoing operation and management of the environment. All delivered as a pre-tested turnkey appliance.

Why Nutanix?
IT is simplified. Complex and expensive legacy infrastructure is replaced by simple 2U appliances that enable enterprises to start small and scale one node at a time. Nutanix software running on each node distributes all operating functions across the cluster for superior performance and resilience.

The results include reduced power and space, simpler storage, and built-in virtualization that shift IT focus back onto applications.

Key benefits
Some of the key business benefits of Nutanix software include:
• Lower costs: Enterprises can achieve a 40%-60% reduction in overall CapEx and OpEx
• Faster time-to-value: Enterprises can speed up time-to-value in buying, deploying, and managing by 8x
• Smaller footprint: Nutanix infrastructure can help reduce power, cooling, and space by up to 90%

How Nutanix makes IT infrastructure invisible
With Nutanix, IT infrastructure becomes invisible and you can focus on applications instead of fixing problems.

It deploys faster
In just 30 to 60 minutes, Nutanix is ready to run any workload..

It’s simple to use
Manage everything with an interface designed to be as intuitive as consumer applications..

It scales forever
A single Lenovo ThinkAgile HX cluster can have an unlimited number of nodes. Your customers can scale up from 1 server to 1,000, with predictable performance.

It’s versatile
You can run any workload, at any scale, on any part of your infrastructure. Silos are eliminated.

It’s resilient
Run mission-critical applications on self-healing infrastructure, built for always-on operation. Nutanix software turns the data centre into a turnkey solution which gives you more time to drive real innovation.

VMware SDDC provides all the software needed for building an Enterprise infrastructure that is flexible, easy to manage and easy to change for future needs. By virtualizing not just compute, but also storage and networking, SDDC is less dependent on physical hardware. Together with the addition of policy driven configuration and on-demand provisioning, SDDC makes it easier to manage, extend and upgrade the underlying infrastructure.

The VMware SDDC provides businesses with an affordable, interoperable, and reliable industry-leading cloud solution to manage all of their virtualized workloads. Built around the latest Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, storage, and networking hardware, this reference architecture provides VMware sizing recommendations, deployment best practices, and validated configurations for compute, management, networking, and storage.

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