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Lenovo Unveils Converged HX Series Appliances At Gartner Data Center Conference

Driving synergies within the Indian enterprise market

Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker and a rising player image003 (10)in tablets and smart phones, today unveiled the new Lenovo Converged HX Series appliances featuring Nutanix Acropolis and Prism software, at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Mumbai.

With this launch, Lenovo aims to simplify deployment and accelerate business value for the robust Indian market. Today’s typical data center has multiple generations of servers, operating systems, storage and hypervisors. A recurring issue that is faced, not just by Indian IT managers but also global counters, is the ability to juggle complex tasks while maintaining legacy hardware and software. This calls for the implementation of next-generation hyperconverged appliances, which can substantially reduce this complexity, resulting in significant added value over an incredibly short time.

Lenovo’s collaboration with Nutanix addresses this issue at its core, aimed at reduction of the total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure by up to 60%, as validated by IDC. Lenovo Converged HX Series appliances are expected to deliver similar cost savings and business value by marrying world-class Lenovo servers with Nutanix web-scale software.

“Nutanix and Lenovo share a commitment to deliver solutions that enable IT organizations to focus on the applications and services that power their businesses,” Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of Nutanix. “With its strong heritage of innovation and quality, Lenovo provides world-class technology that brings web-scale architectures and benefits to all size data centers.”

“We are really excited about bringing the Converged HX Series appliances to India and launching it at such a prestigious platform. With this new range of servers, we aim to cater to disruptive market trends in IT consumption and data center design; while also offering the biggest benefit of driving down operating time and expense. Our partnership with Nutanix has made this objective possible for us. We are focused on driving synergies through such collaborations and strengthening our position in the enterprise space” said Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.

Ideal for all virtual applications, these new appliances are designed to simplify infrastructure, reduce deployment and management costs and improve server platform dependability. Built on the number one in x86 server reliability platforms1 and leveraging Nutanix’s leadership position according to the Gartner Magic Quadrant2, the co-engineered Lenovo appliances will help customers focus on greater efficiency, agility and scalability while delivering a higher return on investment. Hyperconverged solutions powered by Nutanix software reduce the total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure by up to 60%, as validated by IDC.

Tailored to Application Infrastructure
Three models will now be available in India and can be customized to specific needs:

  • Lenovo Converged HX3500 is optimized for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and smaller virtualization workloads including email, file & print, web server, middleware, light database and remote/branch office environments.

  • Lenovo Converged HX5500 is optimized for Server Virtualization workloads with larger capacity requirements including Hadoop big data, file servers, on-cluster backups, Splunk, and centralized disaster recovery for remote/branch office environments.

  • Lenovo Converged HX7500 is optimized for Databases and other I/O intensive workloads, including MS SQL Server, MS Exchange, SharePoint and Oracle RAC environments.

Simple to deploy, with compute, storage and management located on a single node, the Lenovo Converged HX Series enables customers to simplify data center infrastructure and pool resources for more efficient utilization. Starting with as few as three nodes, the HX series is capable of immense scalability as needs grow. To help customers architect, size and deploy the next-generation infrastructure, Lenovo and Nutanix are investing in dedicated sales and support expertise.

1 ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, July 2015 :

2 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems 2015:

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