Lenovo launches edge, hyperconverged programs built-in with Microsoft Azure
Lenovo is increasing its knowledge middle portfolio to higher join into Microsoft Azure for cloud computing in addition to edge functions.
The corporate launched its Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and ThinkSystem DM7100, two programs designed to attach Azure to the sting in addition to allow built-in knowledge tiering.
Kamran Amini, Vice President and Normal Supervisor of Server, Storage and Software program Outlined Infrastructure at Lenovo DCG, stated the 2 programs are validated by Microsoft Azure and designed to suit into current architectures.
Lenovo additionally has partnerships with Google Cloud in addition to Amazon Internet Companies and plans to launch built-in programs as nicely. Amini stated that Azure has numerous traction within the hybrid house and was a pure companion for Lenovo.
Amini stated the use circumstances for these edge programs vary from retail, manufacturing, well being care and video surveillance. Amini added that Lenovo has additionally recovered its provide chain from the novel coronavirus pandemic in China. “We’re totally operating with no limitations on our personal manufacturing. We now have world websites and are following native steering and insurance policies,” he stated.
With amenities in China, Hungary, Mexico and Brazil, Lenovo has been capable of transfer manufacturing round to provide programs.
Particularly, Lenovo launched the next:
Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021, a hyperconverged Microsoft Azure Stack system (see TechRepublic cheat sheet) that may combine with Azure Stack Hub and Azure IoT Hub. Use circumstances would vary from retail to manufacturing to healthcare.
The MX1021 has a rugged model that may deal with excessive temperatures, mud and vibration. It will also be deployed in department places and distant workplaces in addition to extra rugged areas. The system consists of the Intel Xeon-D processor, options as much as eight cores,256GB of DDR4 RAM, and 16TB of inside M.2 solid-state storage.
ThinkAgile MX1021 consists of Home windows Server Datacenter 2019 software program, which has software program outlined storage, Home windows Admin Middle and Hyper-V.
ThinkSystem DM7100, an all-flash array and hybrid flash storage system that options NVMe and connections to Azure in addition to different cloud companies. ThinkSystem DM7100 consists of built-in Azure cloud tiering and knowledge administration throughout the enterprise in addition to inline knowledge compaction, compression and deduplication.