MICROSOFT SOLUTIONS

  • Partnership

    Overview

    The Lenovo and Microsoft partnership has been forged over many years. One of the goals of that partnership is to ensure that the latest Microsoft technologies are a perfect fit with Lenovo servers. Built with proven Lenovo innovation around industry-standard components, Lenovo servers help enhance and extend Microsoft's operating systems, virtualization technologies, and infrastructure platforms so you can build a highly productive IT environment that can help your business achieve true innovation.

    Windows Server 2016 from Lenovo

    Pair your Lenovo server with trusted operating system solutions from Microsoft such as Windows Server® 2016—tested and proven for compatibility. Whether you're a fast-growing small business or a demanding large enterprise, Lenovo offers the Windows Server operating system, factory preloaded or as Reseller Option Kit (ROK).

    Microsoft Solutions From Lenovo

    From virtual desktops to enterprise-class virtualization and cloud to data management, Lenovo and Microsoft deliver highly flexible and resilient server solutions that can help transform your IT infrastructure.

    Azure Stack

    Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud solution that enables your organization to deliver Azure services, from your own datacenter, so you can achieve more with less. 

    Lenovo DCG and Microsoft are working closely together to co-engineer an integrated Azure Stack solution on Lenovo hardware.  Microsoft Azure Stack will be generally available in mid-2017. 

    Get the power of cloud, yet maintain control of your datacenter, for true hybrid cloud agility. Please click on our Microsoft solutions Tab or the following links for more Information:

    SQL Server – Setting World Records with Lenovo

    SQL Server 2016 delivers unparalleled performance and security to power your most mission critical transactional systems and data warehouses. Blazing-fast performance is key to ensuring you can deliver a flawless transactional experience while at the same time supporting  real-time operational analytics of in-flight data.   Integrated business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions are leveraged for building intelligent applications. 

    Recently, Lenovo announced the number one TPC-H 10TB benchmark world record using SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 on Lenovo System x3850 X6 using the latest the latest Intel Xeon E7 processor technology. In May 2016, Lenovo also published a new number one TPC-H 30TB world record using SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 on Lenovo System x3950 X6. These results, in addition to recent benchmarks by software and hardware partners, as well as key applications, show that SQL Server 2016 is the fastest in-memory database on the planet for your applications.

    Storage Spaced Direct (S2D)

    The high demand for enterprise storage continues to accelerate. To meet this demand Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to craft a software-defined storage solution leveraging the advanced feature set of Windows Server 2016 and the flexibility of the Lenovo System x3650 M5 rack server and RackSwitch G8272 switch.

    This solution 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.

     

  • Windows Server OS

    Overview

    Lenovo offers Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2016 so organizations can leverage best in class Lenovo Servers to build agile IT infrastructure that is reliable, secure, and high-performin

    Windows Server 2019

    The new Windows Server 2019 is the operating system that bridges on-premises and cloud.

    Windows Server 2019 is designed and engineered to help modernize your datacenter, delivering on four key areas:

    • Security
    • Hybrid
    • Hyper-converged infrastructure
    • Application Platform

    Enhanced security capabilities

    For IT professionals, security and compliance are primary concerns. Windows Server 2019 provides capabilities to build high security datacenter environments.

    Unique Hybrid Platform

    Windows Server 2019 make it easier for customers to connect existing on-premises environments to the cloud and add hybrid management capabilities.

    Hyper-converged Infrastructure

    Windows Server 2019 allows you to consolidate compute, storage, and networking into the same nodes, enabling you to reduce the infrastructure cost while still achieving performance, scalability, and reliability.

    Faster Innovation for Applications

    Windows Server 2019 meets the needs of developers and IT operations that want to support fast innovation with improved support for containers and Linux.

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

    Safeguard your business

    Windows Server 2016 includes a wide range of enhancements to help thwart attacks on your systems and meet compliance goals.

    Improve IT efficiency & productivity

    To help deliver increased efficiency and maximize your IT investment, Microsoft’s technology gives you the business tools of a much larger company, at the right price.

    Ready for the cloud

    Whether you are moving to the cloud now or in the future, get the best of both worlds with Windows Server 2016.

  • Windows Admin Center

    Overview

    XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center brings the key functionality of XClarity Administrator into Windows Admin Center providing a single pane of glass to manage your data center.

    XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center provides:

    • Compute Management: Automated reporting of hardware problems and collection of system service information
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure Management: Discovering and monitoring of Storage Spaces Direct clusters
    • Service Management: Call-home support for both clustered and non-clustered platforms

    Download XClarity Integrator for Windows Admin Center

  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 End of Support

    On January 14, 2020, support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. And on July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. This means the end of regular security updates from Microsoft. It is important that organizations begin planning migration and upgrade strategy today.

    Security and compliance

    Once end of support comes, security updates will stop. This puts datacenters at risk in an environment with more security threats than ever before. Security breaches happen every day, resulting in loss of productivity, revenue, and reputation. Additionally, running software without security updates often means that a datacenter is out of compliance—with GDPR for example.

    Innovation

    Newer versions of Windows Server support innovations that are not present in Windows Server 2008. There are security features that harden your platform better than ever before. Unique hybrid capabilities to leverage the cloud. Hyper converged infrastructure for significant boosts in efficiency, resiliency and performance. Container support for faster application development and innovation.

    Lenovo: a strong foundation

    In the development of our datacenter products, performance and reliability are key priorities for Lenovo. Lenovo holds more x86 world record benchmarks than any other, with over 120 current records. We have been ranked as #1 in server reliability for over five and a half years. We are the #1 high performance computing vendor in the world, and are #1 in SQL performance. It’s no surprise then that we are #1 in customer satisfaction and have been since January 2015.

    When you combine the strong foundation of Lenovo servers together with the market leadership of Microsoft, you get best in class capability in your datacenter.

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  • Solutions

    Flexible & Resilient Solutions

    From virtual desktops to enterprise-class virtualization and cloud to data and systems management, Lenovo Server and Microsoft deliver highly flexible and resilient solutions that can help transform your IT infrastructure.

    Systems Management Solutions

    Expand Microsoft System Center capabilities for management of physical and virtual environments to reduce the time and effort required for routine system administration.

    Explore Lenovo Solutions for Microsoft System Center.

    Cloud Computing Solutions

    Transform your data center into a highly responsive and efficient IT environment.

    Explore Lenovo Cloud Solutions.

    Data Management Solutions

    Manage data reliably and economically with proven solutions optimized to deliver fast performance and high availability.

    Explore Lenovo Data Management Solutions.

    Desktop Virtualization Solutions

    Increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance with virtual desktop solutions.

    Explore Lenovo Virtualization & Infrastructure Solutions.

    Email & Collaboration Solutions

    Achieve state-of-the-art mail and collaboration capability with the System x Solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

    Explore Lenovo mail and collaboration solutions.