The launch celebrates the 30thth Anniversary of the ThinkSystem x86 server, a major breakthrough in enterprise computing technology that enabled an open ecosystem for innovation and catapulted businesses into the modern information age. Today, as global digitization accelerates, Lenovo’s new Infrastructure Solutions V3 portfolio offers a unique open architecture with advanced management, superior reliability, and advanced security to help organizations embrace the new age of IT.
“Lenovo is pioneering infrastructure solutions that have transformed entire industries for more than 30 years,” said Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president of the Lenovo Group and president of the Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Building on that legacy, we now deliver the broadest portfolio expansion in our history with industry-leading performance, reliability and sustainability, all built on an open architecture that will help customers more easily use data to solve mankind’s greatest challenges.” “
Innovation for the new IT age
With data generation expected to double by 2025, the new age of IT reflects the demand for computers everywhere. Customers require a new IT architecture that encompasses client-edge network-cloud intelligence to help them use data and uncover insights that can transform their business. The Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions V3 portfolio includes the next generation of ThinkSystem, Think agileand ThinkEdge Servers and storage systems recognized as the most reliable and secure systems in the industry. Supported by next-generation AMD EPYC, Intel Xeon Scalable and Arm-based processors, as well as AMD Instinct and NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, Lenovo customers can run high-performance computing, AI and mission-critical business workloads via hybrid multi-cloud computing- environments.
To simplify management from the edge to the cloud and to offer more agility, Lenovo also presented XClarity Onean industry-first, open cloud software management platform that combines TruScale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Management-as-a-Service, and Smarter Support analytics in a unified customer portal.
Lenovo XClarity One offers a modern, intuitive user interface that simplifies IT orchestration, delivery, automation, measurement and support from the edge to the cloud. Customers benefit from insight into infrastructure performance, usage metering and support analytics. Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure as-a-Service offers a pay-as-you-go model that prevents overprovisioning and provides real-time insight into usage costs. Customers can also easily customize where management data resides across hybrid multi-cloud environments, from public to private.
Optimized solutions for intelligent transformation
As enterprises continue to expand their hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures, they require robust solutions with flexible deployment capabilities on a global open cloud architecture. Lenovo’s optimized solutions are designed to uncover faster insights from complex data. They offer integrated hardware, software, and services designed to provide organizations of all sizes with an out-of-the-box experience that is easy to deploy and purpose-built for specific applications and workloads.
Lenovo’s next-generation ThinkAgile V3 hyper-converged infrastructure solutions are pre-integrated with an open ecosystem of partners, including software capabilities from Microsoft, Nutanix and VMware, and available through TruScale Infrastructure as a Service for ultimate flexibility. Customers can combine the convenience of a cloud-like experience with the security and control of traditional on-premises solutions.
Among the new solutions are three new Lenovo Microsoft Azure solutions: SQL for AI and Machine Learning (ML) Insights, Backup and Recovery, and Azure Virtual Desktop. For example, the AI and ML Insights solution provides a central application platform for data science. By leveraging the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX system and SQL Server’s stored procedure capabilities, data scientists and database developers can now run their ML scripts where the data resides. This eliminates the costly, time-consuming, and risky need to move data from storage to testing applications across the network, ultimately improving the performance, security, and outcomes of AI and ML. Solutions are optimized to bring every business to the cloud and enable enterprise AI for all. Small businesses like medical practices, retail spaces, or branch offices can run hybrid cloud environments from the edge while leveraging a consumption-based pricing model.
This new ecosystem of solutions helps organizations safely adopt AI with a wide range of support for customers looking to take AI from concept to reality, including through the recently announced Lenovo AI Innovators program, which brings together independent software vendors (ISVs) from a Hand supported ) and their customers simplify the implementation. Lenovo recently worked with Kroger to reduce customer friction and inventory loss at self-checkout with Eversen’s Visual AI platform, powered by Lenovo’s AI retail solutions and powerful servers and the latest NVIDIA GPUs.
“We’re seeing a fantastic ripple effect between the solutions from Lenovo and Eversen,” said Chris McCarrick, senior manager of asset protection solutions and technology, Kroger. “We are already reporting fewer errors at self-checkout. Not only does this result in reduced retail shrinkage, but it also gives us a more accurate view of what inventory is going out of business. This allows us to keep track of inventory replenishment, which increases shelf availability for customers and ultimately increases our sales.”
Enhanced edge automation capabilities also make it easier than ever to support data-driven decisions at the speed of business. The new Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-a) version 2.5 securely authenticates and activates leading ThinkEdge AI servers on-premises over a phone, accelerating business insights with a fully operational edge system in minutes or hours.
Lenovo also enables customers to leverage existing resources while providing a flexible on-premises solution that addresses the need to maximize HPC cluster resources and control shared access with the new TruScale for HPC XtraRack solution to scale extensive future growth compute resources delivered as a service.
IT modernization on a global scale
For today’s businesses, protecting customer and corporate data while remaining compliant with government regulations remains a key requirement. Modern IT infrastructures must be prepared to withstand increasingly sophisticated security threats and support the highest level of business continuity. Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions V3 includes improved ThinkShield security Features available with the industry’s most advanced infrastructure security features for enhanced IT resiliency. Lenovo’s Modular trust basis helps protect, detect and recover from cyberattacks and digital compromises with enhanced tamper detection and monitoring embedded in the chip design while Lenovo SystemGuard provides increased security between manufacture, delivery and deployment with advanced hardware monitoring. Lenovo’s supply chain tamper protection also meets the industry’s most stringent security standards.
Beyond security, Lenovo’s globally engineered supply chain, ranked ninth among all companies worldwide by Gartner, ensures systems are manufactured and delivered efficiently and ready for use. With a leading, localized manufacturing and supply chain, Lenovo meets local needs while helping to reduce the product’s carbon footprint. Lenovo has expanded its global reach, serving over 180 markets with more than 35 manufacturing facilities, including its first European in-house manufacturing facility, recently opened in Hungary.
In this era, companies are expected to serve a greater purpose through sustainable and responsible innovation. Designed for the circular economy, Lenovo’s expanded portfolio offers advances in sustainability services, packaging and product design to help customers meet their sustainability goals. Lenovo introduced a range of sustainability services, including expanding its Lenovo carbon offset services to select Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, which help companies offset emissions by supporting United Nations climate action projects. In addition, newly available Lenovo TruScale Sustainability Services provide usage-based consumption that helps prevent over-provisioning and support lower energy consumption, while Lenovo Asset Recovery Services help dispose of end-of-life equipment.
Finally, fifth-generation Lenovo Neptune Direct Water-Cooling technology extends industry-leading data center efficiency to a broader range of servers, recycles hot water loops to cool systems, and enables customers to reduce power consumption by up to 40 percent. Additionally, the innovative packaging design uses a rack integration method to ship servers preinstalled in racks, saving over 3.5 million pounds of cardboard to date. Together, these advances help Lenovo customers meet sustainability goals and support Lenovo’s vision to reach net zero by 2050.
The new Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions V3 and ThinkSystem anniversary coincides with Lenovo’s legendary ThinkPad anniversary, which commemorates 30 years of design and technical innovation and demonstrates Lenovo’s evolution as a technology powerhouse.