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Lenovo provides a quick explanation of how data center architectures benefit from hyperconvergence. You will see systems, software examples, and recommendations to get you started. As organizations continue to look for ways to handle growing demands on the technology infrastructure, the limitations of traditional hardware defined infrastructures create pain points that cannot be resolved with traditional thinking. With SDS moving into the servers, new thinking and new architectural approaches are possible. The fusion of SDS and server virtualization enables hyperconvergence, moving Lenovo customers a giant leap toward a 100 percent software-defined future. Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization is the hot new trend in IT. Software-defined infrastructure is no longer the future. It is now. Hyperconvergence is the next natural step in the evolution of the data center. Learn everything you need to know about hyperconvergence and how data center architectures benefit.

Complex IT infrastructures are shifting away from familiar hardware defined systems toward the new software-defined reality. Proprietary SAN attached storage systems will slowly disappear from most environments, and be replaced by more efficient, modular hyperconverged building blocks. Reducing complexity to lower costs. According to the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), about 60 percent of data center capex and OPEX is spent on SANs and SAN attached storage. Hyperconvergence potentially eliminates all of these costs. By converging storage, storage management, and the SAN at the hypervisor level and placing the SDS stack adjacent to the workloads, Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization reduces IT complexity, increases application performance, and delivers a dramatically more adaptive infrastructure. Storage intensive applications become easier to deploy, manage, and scale than on traditional systems. This in turn reduces capital and operating costs — a critical consideration at a time when data is growing far faster than budgets.

Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization

Lenovo’s global strategic partnership with Nutanix combines the industry leading reliability of Lenovo enterprise systems with software from the industry leader in hyperconverged appliances since 2011. The partnership will reduce IT complexity and cost and increase greater efficiency and agility in data centers of all sizes through a jointly developed and branded family of Lenovo appliances powered by Nutanix software and sizable investments by both companies in joint platform development, performance engineering, and a dedicated and skilled sales force. Lenovo Converged HX series powered by Nutanix deliver ready to deploy appliances designed to simplify every aspect of the data center infrastructure lifecycle — from procurement and deployment to management, scalability, and support. Customer benefits include Increase reliability with trusted Nutanix infrastructure solutions and industry leading Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization enterprise systems. Reduce costs by implementing only what you need and then easily scale as needed.

Faster Deployment

In a Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization architecture, compute, storage, networking, and I/O functions are all collapsed into a single, software-defined infrastructure that can be deployed or scaled in a fraction of the time required for conventional hardware defined, discrete elements. By eliminating purpose-built or monolithic storage hardware and SAN switches, IT has far fewer physical elements to purchase and deploy and can do the job much more quickly. Data efficiency — one of the most important benefits of a hyperconverged data center is that the entire infrastructure is managed in a single system. This creates greater efficiency for your IT workforce, enabling them to focus on projects critical to your organization. Data protection — backup, recovery, and disaster recovery are easier to implement in software-defined and hyperconverged infrastructures — frequently eliminating the need to purchase and manage multiple disparate products.

Hyperconvergence

A full 44 zettabytes: That’s how much data there will be on the planet by 2020. It’s 10 times more data than there was in 2014 — and far more data than traditional SAN-based IT infrastructures can ever hope to process, store, and analyze. It is not just the volume of data, but the rate at which it is created. IDC is reporting that 90 percent of all the digital data stored today was created in the last few years. Predicting the need for storage capacity becomes a struggle and a challenge that needs a systematic and predictable resolution. Hyperconvergence replaces the proprietary hardware-defined storage and physically converged infrastructure with a software-defined Storage infrastructure that is virtually converged within the hypervisor tier, hence becoming “hyperconverged.” In hyperconvergence, hardware-defined elements for computing, storage, networking, and management converge into a highly simplified, software-defined Virtual Architecture. The result is a dramatically simplified data center infrastructure that transcends the limitations of traditional systems.
Lenovo Hyperconverged Virtualization

Features

Quickly deploy IT solutions and applications, respond faster to emerging opportunities with Cloud solutions from Lenovo and Microsoft. When combined with Lenovo’s comprehensive suite of services — the industry’s top-rated systems from Lenovo with advanced capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V — the Lenovo Cloud offerings for Hyper-V enables you to take the guess-work out of Cloud. ThinkAgile SX for Azure Stack is a simplified, integrated, turnkey hybrid cloud solution for delivering Azure consistent services from your own data center.

Engineered on industry-leading stable, resilient, and high performing software-defined infrastructure, it provides a world-class foundation for transforming data center resources into consistent hybrid cloud services. Take the complexity out of hybrid cloud and accelerate DevOps agility with Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Azure Stack. Lenovo client virtualization reference architectures supports a range of virtual desktop and virtual application scenarios using industry-proven Lenovo hardware combined with software from Citrix and VMware.

Hyperconverged Virtualization

Lenovo’s global strategic partnership with Nutanix combines the industry leading reliability of Lenovo enterprise systems with software from the industry leader in hyperconverged appliances since 2011. The partnership will reduce IT complexity and cost and increase greater efficiency and agility in data centers of all sizes through a jointly developed and branded family of Lenovo appliances powered by Nutanix software and sizable investments by both companies in joint platform development, performance engineering, and a dedicated and skilled sales force.

Lenovo Converged HX series powered by Nutanix deliver ready to deploy appliances designed to simplify every aspect of the data center infrastructure lifecycle — from procurement and deployment to management, scalability, and support. Customer benefits include Increase reliability — with trusted Nutanix infrastructure solutions and industry leading Lenovo enterprise systems. Reduce costs — by implementing only what you need and then easily scale as needed.

Notebooks

Ready out of the box. There’s no set up involved with Lenovo Chromebooks — all you need is your Google account. Just open the lid, sign in, and get going with whatever you want to do. Your Chromebook stays synchronized with your Google account, so you can access your data in the cloud — your apps, photos, documents, and more — on your Android phone, tablet, or any PC, anytime. Built for collaboration — because Chromebooks integrate seamlessly with Google Docs, photos, and music, and all the features safely stored in the cloud, you can access what you need from any device, anywhere, anytime.

Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with others and collaboratively edit those documents together in real-time. There’s no need to email large attachments or merge edits from multiple versions of a file again. Incredibly convenient — Chromebooks feature long battery life, so you don’t need to worry about power supplies and electrical outlets when you’re on the go. They’re extremely fast, too, with an 8 second boot time to get you up and running. Plus, if you need to share your Chromebook, no worries.

Servers

Versatile platforms for business critical workloads worldwide. Built in industry leading reliability, power efficient designs, world-class performance. Lenovo RS160 — this entry level server packs a lot of power into a tiny package at an affordable price. It’s reliable, easy to use, energy-efficient, flexible, and offers loads of features. Components include; Intel Xeon E3-1200 series, Core i3, Pentium, or Celeron processor, fast 2133MHz DDR4 UDIMMs (64GB capacity), integrated systems management hardware and Lenovo XClarity software, and flexible storage options.

Lenovo System x3250 M6 — this 1P server fits many enterprise features into a compact 1U package, including fast processors, plenty of TruDDR4 memory and storage, enterprise management, and HA features. Components include; choice of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 or other processors.up to 64GB TruDDR4 2133MHz ECC memory, up to 8 2.5 inch or 4 3.5 inch drives, enterprise management — Lenovo XClarity with mobile option, IMM2 2., and Lenovo Trusted Platform Assurance with built-in TPM, opt. security bezel. Lenovo x3650 M5 Rack Server — 2U rack server for diverse, business-critical workloads.

Workstations

The Intel Xeon E5-1600 v4 Series Processor with Turbo Max 3.0 and NVIDIA Quadro graphics deliver powerful performance with ISV certifications, fully customisable storage, memory, power and I/O configurations. Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations run cooler than ever thanks to our advanced Tri-Channel cooling and innovative air baffle design. Priority Technical Support 24/7 make the Lenovo ThinkStation perfect for mission-critical tasks. Perfectly suited for any industry that requires reliability and performance.

From manufacturing to media, design to database management, the Lenovo ThinkStation boasts Lenovo know-how and cutting edge technology inside at a winning price. Lenovo Advanced Deployment Services include custom image load and creation, and asset tagging to protect your investment. Includes Lenovo Services for enterprise business class support. Modular design makes tool-less upgrades a snap for fully configurable storage, multiple graphics cards and swappable power supplies. Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations run cooler than ever thanks to our advanced Tri-Channel cooling and innovative air baffle design.