Own your cloud experience
Keeping a traditional IT infrastructure up and running requires complex coordination across operational silos. These processes can be a competitive disadvantage, delaying the delivery of services that drive business optimization and revenue. The result, growing project backlogs and reactive, rather than proactive execution.
Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series empowers project stakeholders with resources they can control. This all-in-one turnkey composable private cloud system provides built-in end-to-end automation.
It provides a pool of virtualized compute, storage, and networking resources that automatically assemble to deliver what is needed for your specific application. In the end, IT is able to accelerate IT service delivery, streamline operations, and improve overall execution at a much lower total cost of ownership.
Often, workloads need changes made to their available resources or new business projects urgently need resources allocated. When the request comes into a traditional data center, resources have to be cobbled together as administrators react to some critical application need.
The result is lost time for your administrators, disruptions to other value-add work and slow response. Often IT will overprovision workload resources to prevent or delay this, which results in higher costs and less efficient operations.
With ThinkAgile CP Series, all compute and storage resources are pooled and can be assembled on demand. As a result, IT is less likely to have orphaned or overprovisioned resources that cannot be leveraged when these requests come in.
When new storage, compute, or networking capacity is needed, you can independently and easily grow the pools and apply the right capacity to the workload in question.
IT design, delivery, and maintenance tend to be disruptive, labor intensive and slow. Hardware and software interoperability must be maintained across independently operated technology domains. Business users (e.g. application developers) must often wait days or weeks to receive a requested resource.
Delays like these slow the pace of innovation or critical business decisions and lead to users seeking “shadow IT” solutions to achieve faster results. The public cloud is simple enough for a line of business user and provides resources almost immediately upon request. Unfortunately, it also comes with unpredictable cost and performance.
ThinkAgile CP Series is easily managed and maintained — no more time spent ensuring correct firmware levels for data center components and downloading software updates. It eliminates hardware compatibility confusion and breakages. Business users will receive the application resources they requested on time, to specification, and aligned to IT best practices with consistency.
IT can consume and distribute the virtualized infrastructure as business requirements demand, providing predictable workload performance. There are no ongoing fees per workload deployment or additional software products required to unlock additional functionality, providing predictable costs.
When business users choose to use shadow IT, the company risks using noncompliant software and storing sensitive data outside of IT safeguards. Shadow IT may not align to a company’s compliance policies and is difficult to control.
ThinkAgile CP Series provides business users a premium cloud experience using hardware that resides within the business’s span of control. IT controls the catalog of approved application templates while ensuring security and data control compliance.
ThinkAgile CP Series provides native micro-segmentation driven through GUIs and RESTful APIs. This secures application data between virtual data centers and applications residing within the same virtual data center.
In addition, ThinkAgile CP Series enables always-on data at rest encryption of all application data. With Cloudistics Guardian Edition software, CP Series is compliant with FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, USGv6, and STIG security standards.
For many companies, people are their greatest asset. When those people spend time on low-level maintenance or wait for needed IT resources, the business is not utilizing those assets to their greatest potential.
ThinkAgile CP Series streamlines maintenance activities and resource provisioning workflows through automation of the data center infrastructure stack. By providing an intuitive, cloud-like user interface, users are empowered to deliver their own resources at the speed of decision-making.
Through virtual private data centers, virtualized firewalls, micro-segmented application instances, always-on encryption, and customizable application marketplaces, IT can ensure that users get the cloud experience without compromising on security and compliance.
ThinkAgile CP delivers the automation, user experience, and controls required to deliver services efficiently and securely.
|Initial footprint for MSP/CSP environments, remote sites for business continuity||Mainstream enterprise workloads, mixed workload environments|
|Model Name||ThinkAgile CP4000|
|Compute Block|| |
1x 2U compute node enclosure
|Compute Node|| |
2 to 4 compute nodes
Minimum 2, up to 40 compute nodes**
|Storage Block||1 storage block |
2x 220V power supply unit, 32GB memory,
4.8TB – 28.8TB usable capacity
|1-5 storage blocks** |
Per block: 2x 220V power supply unit, 32GB memory, 9.6TB – 115.2TB usable capacity
1x – 2x CP-I-10 Interconnects
2x CP-I-10 Interconnects
|Management Switch (Optional)*||Lenovo Rackswitch G7052||Lenovo Rackswitch G7052|
|License Options||Cloudistics Standard or Cloudistics Guardian Edition 3-5 year software license and maintenance (Cloud Controller included)|
|Warranty Support||3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite services, next business day 9x5 with optional service upgrades|
|Support Services||Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage single point of contact support|
|Additional Services||Bundled with the product: Deployment and network integration|
Optional services: Cloud assessment, cloud design, basic hardware installation, data migration, managed services, and maintenance support services
* A dedicated out-of-band management switch is required for this solution. If the optional Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 is not used, the customer must provide an out-of-band management switch with the correct configuration.
** The maximum number of compute and storage nodes in the ThinkAgile CP6000 will be limited by the number of available ports on the CP Interconnects.
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