Executive Briefing Centers
At Lenovo, we believe collaboration is the path to innovation. Our Data Center Executive Briefing Centers in Raleigh, Stuttgart and Beijing provide an interactive environment for discussions based on customized agendas that cater to the specific requirements of the customers and business partners visiting the center. We offer a range of experiences from one-on-one tailored visits to multi-client seminars, all of which offer the opportunity to:
Share – discuss specific business challenges, analyze evolving industry trends, and understand Lenovo’s technology strategy and data center offering roadmap.
Experience – explore our technology with live demonstrations and behind the scenes lab tours.
Prove - collaborate with our data center technology experts to validate industry leading solutions built on Lenovo server, storage and networking products.
And if now is not the best time to travel to one of our centers, we’re happy to engage with you remotely through web and video conferencing.
“The EBC is amazing. I have been through a number of EBC’s and this was by far the best. Eye opening. Awesome information.” Lenovo Reseller
Two way conversations provide the foundation for every engagement. Briefings at Lenovo provide the opportunity to collaborate with our top technical and business leaders to explore the latest evolution in data center technologies and develop effective strategies to gain the greatest advantage for your organization.

Upcoming events can be found here
Recent typical discussion topics include:
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The evolution of next generation data center infrastructure toward converged and hyper converged designs
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The shift of enterprise storage architectures to embrace software defined storage methodologies
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Previews of Lenovo’s future roadmap of server, storage, networking, services, and solutions offerings
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Solutions focused discussions featuring our strategic partner alliances from industry leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, SAP, and others
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Details of Lenovo’s end to end approach to system security from supply chain to finished product
Web based briefings are a great way to get a quick update on a single topic. We can arrange for a customized session or you can attend one of our scheduled offerings here.
“This time spent was very informative. I was introduced to several offerings that I wasn't previously aware of. This information is very useful in helping to determine our future strategy.” – Customer
One of our guiding principles is that the best way to truly understand something is to experience it first hand.
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Explore our cutting edge showcase areas featuring the full range of Lenovo data center products
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Participate in live demonstrations of our management tools
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Interact with our extensive portfolio of solutions for client virtualization, cloud, big data, analytics, database, and high performance computing
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Visit our development labs and meet the engineers from our performance design, product support, system design, or advanced research teams.
“Extremely informative. Facilities, presenters, content was outstanding. First class briefing session. Very impressed with the depth of products and level of investments in the support/infrastructure. Excellent briefing sessions and facilities.” - Customer
We understand that a focused proof of concept test can substantially lower the risks often associated with a significant technology project. Our Innovation Centers provide access not only to the full portfolio of Lenovo data center offerings but just as importantly to a team of solutions experts that can help build a representative environment designed to validate the total solution stack.
Proof of concepts can:
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Focus on core infrastructure or full solution stacks in cooperation with our industry alliance partners such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, Nutanix, Cloudian, Nexenta, etc
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Be completed in 1 week or up to 3 months
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Utilize industry standard benchmarks or client customized test cases
Remote access to your test environment is also an option.
September
6th Running SAP HANA on ThinkAgile VX
Quickly and easily deploy a VMware vSAN™ based hyperconverged solution for SAP HANA with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series. This solution integrates VMware vSAN software onto Lenovo’s highly reliable and scalable servers, certified by VMware and SAP. These appliances ship fully integrated, tested, and configured so that you can dramatically accelerate your time to value and reduce your infrastructure maintenance time and costs. Join this virtual briefing to learn more and see live demos.
13th Running Enterprise Grade Kubernetes using Google Anthos and ThinkAgile VX
Designing and deploying production grade kubernetes clusters is hard. Managing kubernetes across multiple sites and multiple clouds adds to the complexity. Join us for this webinar and learn how the Lenovo and Google partnership is evolving to help customers with their unique requirements. We will explore how customers can best leverage GKE On-Prem, Google Anthos product suite to run enterprise grade Kubernetes clusters On-Prem running on Lenovo ThinkAgile VX, powered by VMware vSAN. We will walk through the evolution of containers and the common challenges for running DIY kubernetes. We will then deep dive into the tech stack for GKE On-Prem and examine how it helps solve the challenges customers are facing today.
16th Lenovo Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Workshop and Assessment Services
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) delivers great benefits in centralizing management and maintenance, lowering operational costs, improving security, and enabling flexibility for remote workers. Though the benefits are apparent, complexity is inherent – and many projects are stalled due to cost or performance issues. Lenovo’s VDI Workshop and Assessment Services, led by Principal Consultants, can help businesses address these issues assessing where you are now, and recommend specific strategies, roadmaps, and preparations to get to where you want to be.
23rd Purpose-driven, single-socket innovation is viable for key workloads
Innovation is at the core of any organization, so we will be discussing the two new offerings. First is the Edge Computing offerings, SE350 and the new family of AMD based offerings. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 is the workhorse for Edge computing. Designed and built with the unique requirements for Edge servers in mind. Lenovo ThinkSystem and AMD leverage next-generation technology to solve our customers' pain points by delivering powerful workload performance, single-socket efficiency, and enhanced application security without performance compromises.
October
4th Disaster Recovery Solution for ThinkAgile VX using VMware Cloud on AWS
How would your business be affected by a natural disaster? How long would it take for your business to recover and return to normalcy? Join Lenovo experts in this engaging webinar to help you better plan for disasters using Lenovo ThinkAgile VX, VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware Cloud on AWS. We will demonstrate how to create executable playbooks that can help plan for the worst and minimize downtime.
28th Lenovo Storage Workshop and Assessment Services
With data amassing at an exponential rate, and it’s role in business becoming more critical, it is more important than ever to ensure your storage infrastructure is prepared to support it. Optimizing storage infrastructure while focusing on agility, automation, and cost reduction is key. Lenovo Storage Workshops and Assessments help align your storage strategy with your business objectives by completing an “as is” capacity and performance evaluation to identify any potential improvements or cost saving opportunities, and defining a roadmap to meet strategic longer-term objectives.
November
4th Lenovo DevOps Workshop and Assessment Services
DevOps has been shaping the world of software development over the past few years as more and more business adopt this cultural change. The pattern for DevOps is repeated cycles of small improvement projects, followed by the ability to decide what the next best improvement to make is. DevOps success are well-known; however, every organization has a unique path that needs to continually evolve. A Lenovo DevOps Assessment, led by Principal Consultants, can help you understand your organizational strengths and challenges in developing and delivering software code, measure and benchmark the desired outcomes for success, and identify priorities for capability improvement through a formal report.
December
9th Simplify Data Center Support
Maintaining a smooth data center operations becomes more challenging as you adopt and operate increasingly complex solutions. Larger and more intricate data center environments pose a higher risk of service impacting failures and require staying ahead of any problems that may occur affecting your business.
Transfer your team’s time from managing infrastructure support to Lenovo’s Premier Support team. Lenovo data center technicians can engage with all skill levels to quickly resolve issues, and serve as a single point of contact for both hardware and software support service.