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Infrastructure Software

Infrastructure Software

Providing the foundation upon which critical enterprise business applications are run. We partner with leading software providers to offer their infrastructure software with our extremely reliable, high-performance ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers.

Overview

Your foundation for agility and security

Infrastructure software helps businesses become more agile, secure, and service-oriented. Lenovo complements that software with reliable and high-performance hardware systems and services expertise to help you successfully integrate innovative IT infrastructure with your operations and improve your overall business.

Operating systems

Pair your Lenovo servers with a robust, scalable and secure operating system that works for your business.

Microsoft® Windows Server®

Enterprise-class operating system providing advanced multilayer security, hyperconvergence capabilities, and support for hybrid environments. Microsoft Windows Server licenses from Lenovo are specifically optimized to install on Lenovo servers. Lenovo provides support for these optimized versions of Windows Server, giving customers a single point of support for their entire data center.

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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Open source operating system that is the foundation from which you can scale existing apps — and roll out emerging technologies — across bare-metal, virtual, container, and all types of cloud environments. Combining Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Lenovo servers gives you exceptional reliability and military-grade security, freeing you to deliver meaningful business results through technology.

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SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server

A scalable, secure, and modular operating system, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server helps simplify multi-platform (traditional, software-defined and cloud) environments, makes traditional IT infrastructure more efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, you can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.

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Virtualization

Improve system utilization, reduce capital and operating costs, and minimize or eliminate downtime when running virtualization software on Lenovo servers.

VMware vSphere

The VMware® ESXi™ hypervisor is a bare-metal hypervisor that installs directly on top of your Lenovo server and partitions it into multiple virtual machines. Each virtual machine shares the same physical resources as the other virtual machines and they can all run at the same time. All management functionality of vSphere is done through remote management tools, and its install footprint is less than 150 MB.

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Red Hat Virtualization

An open, software-defined platform that virtualizes Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Red Hat Virtualization features management tools that virtualize resources, processes, and applications.
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Virtualization

SUSE supports open source KVM and Xen hypervisors in SLES. SLES also supports vSphere and Hyper-V server virtualization offerings. With these Hypervisors, SUSE Linux Enterprise can be used to provision, de-provision, install, monitor and manage multiple virtual machines on a single physical system.
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Client virtualization

Provide mobile workers with access to the applications they need to be productive while simplifying management and enhancing security with industry-leading client virtualization software on Lenovo systems.

Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops™

Delivers fully-functioning virtual Windows or Linux desktops and the applications employees need to remain productive. The virtual desktops are delivered securely and have the same look and feel as locally installed desktops — even with demanding applications, such as 3D CAD engineering or design apps.

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VMware® Horizon®

Provides a streamlined approach to deliver, protect, and manage Windows and Linux desktops for knowledge workers, mobile workers and even 3D developers. Horizon is tightly integrated with VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX, allowing IT to dynamically allocate resources with virtual storage, virtual compute and virtual networking to simplify management and drive down costs.

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NVIDIA®

NVIDIA software enables the delivery of graphics-rich virtual desktops and workstations accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs. It divides NVIDIA GPU resources so the GPU can be shared across multiple virtual machines. NVIDIA GRID® delivers Windows desktops and applications and NVIDIA Quadro® delivers professional graphics applications with full features and performance from any device, anywhere.

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Cloud

Transform your IT infrastructure with cloud infrastructure software, systems and services from Lenovo. Spin up and scale applications on demand while providing access from virtually any internet-connected device.

VMware Cloud Foundation

A hybrid cloud platform that provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management to run enterprise applications — traditional or containerized — in private or public environments.
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Red Hat® OpenStack®

A cloud computing platform that virtualizes resources from industry-standard hardware, organizes those resources into clouds, and manages them so users can access what they need — when they need it. Red Hat OpenStack offers a scalable, highly available solution for the management of cloud-enabled workloads.

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Data protection

The increased threat of data breaches has placed security as a top concern for IT managers. Today's enterprise requires enhanced security and backup solutions to protect and preserve sensitive data.

Veeam® Availability Suite™

Combined with best-in-class data center infrastructure and software-defined solutions from Lenovo, Veeam Availability Suite provides complete data protection, with high availability and reduced downtime. It delivers the simplicity, performance and agility needed to meet the explosive demand for data in today’s digital world.

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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager

Addresses the common issues of encryption key proliferation and use of different encryption methods across the enterprise by centralizing, simplifying and automating the data encryption key management process to help minimize risk and reduce operational costs.
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Resources

Hyperconverged infrastructure

White paper

Want to get the most from a hyperconverged infrastructure?

Hyperconverged infrastructure is a proven approach to provide a more reliable, secure and available set of IT services. But be sure to make data protection a priority as you deploy a hyper-converged solution.
Veeam

White paper

Is your data center protection strategy putting your business at risk?

This Frost & Sullivan Executive Brief highlights five common misperceptions related to data protection, and offers better solutions for protecting your business.

Related solutions

Cloud

Cloud

We have the capabilities to deliver any cloud solution you need. We partner with industry leaders for a wide range of choices to suit your cloud strategy. Whether it's private cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, customized to turnkey, Lenovo delivers transformative products and professional services to cover it all.
Client virtualization

Client virtualization

We support a range of virtual desktop and virtual application scenarios with solutions from the desktop to the data center. Whether you are new or experienced in VDI, looking to refresh or expand, need to optimize or deploy, we can help you with your VDI journey.

Services

Your needs are specific, and our expert consultants and technicians can meet them with their extensive industry experience and deep technical knowledge

Solutions Services

Solution Services

Design the best strategy for your enterprise. We'll work with you to find the right solution for your unique business needs.

Implementation Services

Implementation Services

Accelerate your time to productivity. We'll help you streamline implementation of new technologies so you can focus on your business. 

Support services

Support Services

Safeguard your IT investment. Our experts are standing by to help, around the world and around the clock - 24/7/365.

Truscale Infrastructure Services

TruScale Infrastructure Services

Enhance your ability to scale your IT hardware, software and support capabilities as your rapidly changing infrastructure needs evolve.

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