Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announces new end-to-end data management solutions allowing customers of all sizes to harness data more securely and efficiently, from edge to core to cloud, with a single set of tools and capabilities for a smarter way forward.
Sumir Bhatia, President at Lenovo DCG Asia Pacific, said, “As part of the journey of growth and continuing transformation that Lenovo DCG and our customers have been on this year, we’re launching a new series of ThinkSystem end-to-end solution updates. These updates enable customers to enhance their analytics and AI deployments, which will be critical in the coming year as more enterprises big and small realize data is the lifeblood of better decision-making and improved performance. We are committed to continuing to equip our customers with easy-to-use, high-performing and affordable storage products.”
Nigel Lee, Director, Storage, Lenovo DCG Asia Pacific, said, “As businesses aim to accelerate growth in 2021, Lenovo DCG is proud to be an engineering and manufacturing partner of choice to help customers and partners choose a smarter way forward. Our comprehensive storage portfolio coupled with the new ThinkSystem DM additions makes for an unmatched suite of offerings designed to empower those who are data centered.”
Accelerating Data Insights and Reducing Data Management Costs from Edge to Cloud
The new Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F brings high-performance, low-latency all-NVMe storage at an affordable price point, enabling customers of all sizes to enhance analytiz7cs and AI deployments, while accelerating applications’ access to data. The Lenovo DM Series storage systems now include new S3 Object support, to create a next generation unified data management platform. This platform allows customers to manage and analyze all data types (block, file and object) within a single storage platform, accelerating the processing of data analytics while reducing infrastructure costs. These enhancements create expanded data protection capabilities, with transparent failover and management of object storage natively. Additionally, with Lenovo DM Series storage, customers can add cold-data tiering from hard drives to the cloud, or replicate data to the cloud. This enables an economical multi-cloud strategy for storage, reducing the overall cost of data management.
Jebsen Group, a marketing, investment, and distribution organization based in Hong Kong, worked with Lenovo to boost business agility, using high-performance, scalable Lenovo infrastructure featuring 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to react fast to consumer demands and market trends. The Group implemented ten Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 servers and one Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5000F storage array at its primary data center, and five additional ThinkSystem SR650 servers and one ThinkSystem DM3000H storage system at a secondary site, enabling automated failover in the event of a disaster recovery scenario. “With high-performance, scalable Lenovo infrastructure underpinning our operations, we feel confident that we can react rapidly to help our clients succeed in the fast-paced, ultra-competitive market,” said Brian Chan, Information Technology Director, Jebsen Group.
To help mitigate data management costs, Lenovo delivers an enhanced Lenovo ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0 software solution, a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to simplify and automate the care and optimization of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem storage environment. Customers can monitor and manage storage capacity and performance for multiple locations from a single cloud-based interface, predict issues before they happen, and receive prescriptive guidance.
To further accelerate the performance of customers’ applications, Lenovo announces the new Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch. This switch provides 32Gbps and 64Gbps storage networking, delivering higher speed and 50 percent3 lower latency than previous generations. The DB720S delivers autonomous SAN infrastructure with self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing capabilities, leading to reduced downtime and simplified storage network management.
Bringing Affordable and Flexible Analytic and AI Solutions to Entry and Mid-Sized Organizations
As AI moves from the realm of research and science to delivering insights and automation for enterprises, Lenovo is focused on partnering and enabling this value for businesses of all sizes. Lenovo recently collaborated with NetApp and NVIDIA to publish a Reference Architecture for an AI training system. The architecture combines ThinkSystem SR670 servers with NVIDIA GPUs and ThinkSystem DM5000F All-Flash storage, to help take the guesswork out of optimizing an AI platform.
Lenovo’s data management portfolio, including the DM Series storage solutions, are available through Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services. Additionally, Lenovo and SAP recently announced a new OPEX private-cloud service, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Customer Edition also available through Lenovo TruScale.