Lenovo Releases New Data Center Products
New Lenovo server and solution offerings are designed to accelerate performance and simplify IT management while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).
Lenovo has announced a new set of servers, software, and solutions offerings that will help businesses gain faster insights, simplify IT management, reduce TCO and maximize uptime. Now featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® series processors, Lenovo servers have achieved six performance world records across virtualization, database, high performance computing, and high frequency trading workloads. In addition, Lenovo continues to be recognized as the #1 x86 server vendor for reliability1 and customer satisfaction2.
Lenovo’s enhanced data center offerings include one- and two-socket rack and tower servers, integrated blade systems, dense High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, systems management software, and solutions in partnership with leading ISVs (independent software vendors).
“Our completely enhanced server and solutions portfolio empowers customers to accelerate their business decisions, maximize data center uptime, and simplify their IT management. With six new world records, Lenovo servers deliver faster performance than any competitor across virtualization, database, HPC, and high frequency trading workloads. These speed gains, combined with enhancements to our powerful resource management tool Lenovo XClarity, enable customers not only to accelerate their system performance but also dramatically reduce their deployment and management time. Lenovo is committed to delivering purpose-driven innovation, choice and flexibility, and leading management and industry solutions to our customers while providing a phenomenal experience.” Madhu Matta, vice president of server, storage and solutions, Lenovo Data Center Group.
Optimized systems for small medium businesses (SMBs), remote offices, and distributed environments. The new 1U single-processor System x3250 M6 rack server, based on the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 series processors, is designed to support infrastructure workloads such as email, file and print, as well as Retail Point of Sale, and remote office applications.
Enhanced portfolio to manage workloads for large enterprises to smaller businesses. Optimized for cloud, virtualization, big data and analytics; these servers deliver up to 44%3 greater CPU performance, 22% more cores, 12% faster memory, up to 23% faster Hadoop performance, and up to 30% faster data encryption than the previous generation for real-time business decision making. With built-in industry-leading reliability and high availability features, these servers help customers maximize uptime. At the same time, they incorporate innovative energy efficient features to help customers save energy costs and reduceTCO.
The refreshed servers include the powerful, highly reliable two-socket 2U System x3650 M5, System x3550 M5, ThinkServer RD450, RD350, ThinkServer TD350, Flex x240 M5, NeXtScale nx360 M5.
Lenovo XClarityfor simplified, repeatable infrastructure deployment and management
Now available on all Lenovo dual-processor servers, XClarity simplifies systems management with automated discovery, monitoring, configuration, updating, and power usage optimization. A new option for mobile management enables anytime, anywhere access from mobile devices. XClarity reduces deployment steps by 75%, and deployment time from 60 minutes for non-managed systems to six minutes4, freeing up valuable IT administrator time.
Comprehensive solutions portfolio and enterprise services
Lenovo’s extensive solutions suite includes validated cloud, big data and analytics, database, and virtualization reference architectures. Lenovo enhances two new reference architectures with VMware Software Defined Data Center and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack to help customers accelerate cloud deployment. Lenovo’s enterprise products and solutions come backed with outstanding worldwide Lenovo services.
1 Lenovo enterprise servers ranked #1 in customer satisfaction, according to the latest TBR Customer Satisfaction Survey, February 2016
2Lenovo enterprise servers are ranked #1 in x86 reliability, according to the ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, July 2015
3Source for comparison of Xeon E5-2699 v3 and Xeon E5-2699 V4 using LINPACK benchmark: Intel (as of February 2016).
4 As tested by Principled Technologies, Inc., a fact-based marketing firm, Faster and More Efficient System Management with Lenovo XClarity Administrator, April 2015.