Lenovo Delivers New Innovation for Resilient Edge Computing
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Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) announced that it will market first with VMware’s software solution for the edge running on resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge servers. The new solution will be delivered directly to customer edge sites with the VMware software solution preloaded on a pair of ruggedized and secure ThinkSystem SE350s. In addition, Lenovo also announced the enhancement of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the planning, deployment and ongoing management of cloud deployments from data centers to edge sites. Businesses can now plan their cloud infrastructure and data center edge solutions using the same management software.
Hybrid work is the next reality, accelerating the need for edge-to-cloud solutions and Lenovo is striving to create smarter infrastructure solutions so customers can successfully navigate this hybrid workplace. “For better business continuity, improved applications and user experiences, hybrid cloud models are deployed both in the cloud and at the edge. The new solution announced today supports this hybrid model, ”said Charles Ferland, vice president and general manager, edge computing and communications service providers at Lenovo ISG. “It can save up to half the servers normally needed, and takes full advantage of the ThinkSystem SE350’s built-in networking features to further eliminate all other networking elements at edge sites.
VMware’s software solution for the edge
Lenovo to market first with VMware and its next edge software solution running on Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350. This solution will simplify networking with integrated switching and wireless connectivity, eliminating the need for external network devices at the edge and enabling smoother and more transparent operation. VMware customers will soon be able to enjoy the same environment they want in their data center, right in their edge locations, by ordering this integrated and preloaded package.
“We are excited to partner with Lenovo as customers move their innovation from the data center to the public cloud to the edge,” said Muneyb Minhazuddin, Vice President, Edge Computing, VMware.
This new solution is ideal for remote sites that need to be able to process data closer to its creation and closer to users, including retail stores, manufacturing sites and schools, to name a few. . Due to the rugged nature of the ThinkSystem SE350, this solution will be able to withstand extreme temperatures and high shock levels. Additionally, encrypted hard drives along with motion and tamper detection will be in place to help protect data and device.
Lenovo Open Cloud Automation
Deploying remote edge sites requires a set of management tools that allow organizations to automate tasks seamlessly, without requiring specialized on-site personnel. Lenovo has enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation software solution to now include edge-supported features, accelerating customer time to value with industry-leading management capabilities. This single interface automates the planning, deployment, and ongoing lifecycle management of the physical and virtual infrastructure required to host cloud applications in the data center and at thousands of edge sites.
The Lenovo Open Cloud Automation solution has helped customers, such as T-Systems, to maintain its IT legacy and prepare it for the future. T-Systems needed to reduce costs and modernize its infrastructure with an end-to-end open automated platform that could host future customer workloads on and offsite while maintaining its legacy environments. “Standard use cases are now 100% automated within the platform via LOC-A,” said Thomas Rumpf, CTO Private Cloud at T-Systems. “However, we are still able to personalize services through highly automated plans, which has led to 30-40% profitability for our clients.”
Learn more about these cutting-edge, resilient computing solutions at Lenovo Tech World 2021.
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