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 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.
December
3rd – Break the Data Performance Bottleneck with Lenovo Data Solutions
Data is exploding and Storage will grow 10x by 2020. Digital transformation is a necessary step in the growth of every organization today. This includes leveraging data to improve time to market and improve the end-to-end customer experience by utilizing NVMe over Fibre Channel. Break the data performance bottleneck with the industry’s first 32GB end to end NVMe over Fibre Channel solution brought to you by the partnership of Lenovo, Broadcom and NetApp. Increase Performance, Simplify data management, security and Reduce costs with Lenovo Data Solutions. Unify and simplify your data infrastructure—across edge, core and cloud—with the industry-leading enterprise data-management software. Lenovo DM Series Storage offers unmatched versatility to respond quickly to changing business requirements with ONTAP Data Management Software.
10th – Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series Solution
Attend this virtual briefing to understand the value of the Lenovo CP Series Solution. ThinkAgile CP Series empowers project stakeholders with resources they can control. This all-in-one turnkey composable private cloud platform can accelerate service delivery and time-to-value. It automatically orchestrates and optimizes software-defined network, storage and compute resources for rapid application service delivery resulting in lower TCO and improved ROI. See a demonstration of how simple it is to manage the ThinkAgile CP by defining a pool of virtualized compute, storage, and networking resources that automatically assemble to deliver what is needed for your specific application.
13th – Best Practices for Mission-critical Performance for Microsoft SQL Server on Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers
Modernize your data estate, addressing challenges like the upcoming end of support for SQL Server 2008/R2, and maximize performance of Microsoft SQL Server. Learn about the data platform innovations of SQL Server 2017 and the upcoming SQL Server 2019.
Takeaways:
  • See how SQL Server 2017 and 2019 running on Lenovo ThinkSystem hardware can bring the best overall performance and price/performance for your business
  • Learn about key innovations available now in SQL Server 2017 and coming soon to SQL Server 2019
17th - Lenovo XClarity – Update
XClarity Controller is the management engine inside every ThinkSystem server. XClarity Administrator centralizes management of your ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile infrastructure. Join us for this virtual briefing to hear the latest updates across the Lenovo XClarity family of management tools.
January
7th Hardware as a Service (HaaS), pay for what you use each month
True dynamic scaling only with Lenovo’s HaaS can Customers spin-up to 100% and spin-down to 0% within the day and pay only for the amount of capacity they’ve used. As a fully flexible offering, HaaS allows Customers to choose the amount of economic certainty they prefer, from fully variable consumption (0%) to the same cost month to month (100%). Additionally, Lenovo’s proprietary metering solution underpins our offering, enabling us to assess true component level usage by measuring the input power per node. By leveraging input power, we can assess true usage while staying out of the data-plane, mitigating incremental data privacy risk to our Customers.