LOC-A: Lenovo Open Cloud Automation
Customers who leverage Edge computing can face challenges around the full Edge implementations they need because the path to success can be complex, expensive, and resource-heavy. They have the inability to scale device onboarding, they lack the resources to plan travel logistics and the budget to pay for the related expenses, and they can be short on the skillsets and the personnel needed in today’s challenged work environments. Previously, administrators had to either pre-load software in a factory, which is very inflexible, or install software images one-at-a-time at staging areas, making it logistically very complex, prone to error, time-consuming, and increasing the carbon footprint with all the equipment moving from location to location.
LOC-A is a software solution that helps customers simplify and accelerate edge deployments for any number of locations at once—quickly, consistently, and automatically. Near zero-touch provisioning from a smart phone, tablet or laptop saves time, allows for a consistent and streamlined installation process, and virtually eliminates the need for location travel, greatly reducing carbon footprint.