Savings, Scalability and Simplicity for Mission-Critical Workloads 

Integrated solutions from VMware and Lenovo dramatically reduce complexity and cost helping you to implement a modern data center with confidence. Lenovo and VMware can help you successfully deploy, manage, and monitor your mission-critical and strategic projects while you reap the benefits of a high ROI and lower TCO.

Lenovo

vSphere with Operations Management on Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile 

Build your business on a solid foundation. VMware vSphere with Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile combine to provide  the most reliable environment with unparalleled virtualization. VMware’s Operations Management tools and Lenovo XClarity deliver intelligence to your data center while increasing efficiency and availability. Together, Lenovo and VMware can help you to establish cost-effective, highly manageable data center for your applications and cloud infrastructure.

  • Architected for better virtualization performance
    With support for up to 1 TB additional memory—by far the most memory in the industry for x86 servers—ThinkSystem enables you to run more virtual machines per processor and expand memory.
  • Pre-integrated, pre-tested and cloud-ready
    Everything you need is included in a single solution, optimized to manage larger workloads.
  • Simpler, more productive workflows
    XClarity system management tools allow you to perform management, monitoring, configuration and task updates for servers, and provision and migrate volumes for storage.

Hyperconvergence right out of the box with VMware vSAN and ThinkAgile VX Series 

The Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series allows you to focus on your business rather than how to build out your infrastructure. This hyperconverged appliance integrates VMware vSAN, server and software-defined storage into a single platform you can quickly and easily deploy and manage. Built on ThinkSystem servers, rated #1 in reliability and customer satisfaction, VX Series has the configuration flexibility to meet all your application needs and scales quickly and easily so your infrastructure can grow with your business.

  • Tested. Qualified. Proven.
    Reduces deployment time and effort by completing those steps before it leaves the factory
  • Reliable. Flexible. Scalable.
    The ThinkAgile VX Series integrates world’s most reliable servers, ThinkSystem, from Lenovo
  • The ThinkAgile Advantage
    White glove services providing expert deployment and support

ReadyNodes with flexible hardware options for your hyperconverged infrastructure using VMware vSAN and VCF with Lenovo ThinkSystem 

vSAN running on ThinkSystem provides a scalable and resilient x86 hypervisor-converged storage solution optimized for virtual environments. The combined offering simplifies enterprise storage management while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) for mission-critical, high-performance workloads.

  • Unsurpassed simplicity
    Designed to make storage easier to manage and operate, the combined solution takes the complexity out of your virtual environment.
  • Higher performance
    Hyperconverged storage (shared storage through seamless integration with vSphere) optimizes the I/O path for better performance than virtual appliances or external devices.
  • Lower TCO
    Leveraging server components drastically reduces storage capital costs, while granular capacity scaling eliminates over-provisioning and large upfront investments.

vCloud Suite on Lenovo ThinkSystem 

vCloud Suite with Lenovo ThinkSystem can help you build an exceptionally reliable private cloud quickly, and manage it efficiently. This allows you to support mission-critical applications today, and flexibly extend and scale into a software-defined data center over time.

  • Better performance
    Enjoy 100 percent faster compute performance 1 to accelerate decision making and application performance, while 3X more memory capacity 2 increases virtual machine performance.
  • Agility
    Easily add capacity and have business-critical workloads up and running within minutes, and migrate workloads between servers in just minutes with no downtime.
  • Reduced IT costs
    VMware vCloud Suite on ThinkSystem delivers greater CapEx and OpEx savings, resource utilization and staff productivity.

Horizon 6 on Lenovo ThinkSystem 

This validated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reference architecture enables you to support and manage physical and virtual desktops without compromising on security, scalability or mobility. The solution simplifies IT manageability and control while delivering a high fidelity user experience across devices and networks.

  • Enhanced mobility and agility
    Deliver anytime, anywhere access and enable a flexible and productive mobile workforce.
  • Better security and compliance
    Protect user data and applications with centralized security and management, and run business-critical applications with confidence and compliance.
  • Increase operational efficiency 
    Shared resources, centrally manage images and leverage virtualization expertise to lower TCO and realize faster time-to-value.
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SAP HANA with vSphere on Lenovo | System x X6 for Production Environments 

VMware, SAP and Lenovo have developed a solution that transforms IT into a strategic business resource. Combining SAP HANA with vSphere on X6 servers transforms and virtualizes your mission-critical SAP landscape, including SAP HANA production environments. Benefits include:

  • Lower TCO
    SAP HANA with vSphere on System x delivers hardware and workflow efficiencies that reduce your TCO for long-term budget advantages.
  • Faster time-to-value
    Make faster, better decisions with innovations that allow you to streamline tasks and manage virtualized SAP HANA environments more effectively.
  • Better service levels
    Superior reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features keep your highly-resilient SAP HANA with vSphere on System x solution up and running.

1 100 percent performance improvement is based on preliminary results of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate _base2006, and TPC-E benchmarks, plus performance gains from eXFlash DIMM storage. SPEC and TPC benchmark results will be available at www.spec.org and www.tpc.org, respectively, after 18 Feb. 2014. Configurations: four-socket x3850 X6 server using Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 vs. four-socket server using the previous top-of-the-line E7-4870 processor (v1).

2 6 TB maximum memory vs. 2 TB or less for previous-generation competitive four-socket servers.