To address a growing trend of customers who desire the agility of a public cloud and the security of a private cloud, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics – has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ that would offer all of the “conveniences and ease-of-use” of a public cloud environment secured behind the customer’s own data center firewall.
Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series – with fully-integrated infrastructure, application marketplace and end-to-end automation of software-defined network, compute and storage – would deliver a turnkey cloud experience that can be “easily” and centrally managed from anywhere through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) portal.
The Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series is available through Lenovo and Cloudistics sales representatives and channel partners. Customer trials and proof-of-concept testing will begin in North America and Europe in August 2018 with further global rollout, including China, later this year.
“As a global company that is unencumbered by legacy, Lenovo is uniquely positioned to not only listen to our customers and understand their pain points but also develop revolutionary solutions that eliminate IT roadblocks and accelerate their business growth,” said Roderick Lappin, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing of Lenovo Data Center Group. “The ThinkAgile CP Series is another example of how Lenovo is driving the industry forward by enabling customers to truly own their cloud experience in a secure, scalable and streamlined way.”
Curated Application Marketplace
The ThinkAgile CP Series features fully integrated high availability, backup, remote replication, usage metering, live help and support and multi-layered, multi-tenant security. Customers can leverage a curated application marketplace (which they can extend with their own offerings) for “rapid” deployment and enjoy plug-and-play scale-out of disaggregated units of compute and storage capacity.
Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series is meant for midmarket and enterprise customers seeking to take advantage of agile methodologies using a private cloud ecosystem. The platform would be ideal for businesses or organizations that want the benefits of the public cloud, without compromising control, data security, application performance and service delivery.
“Cloudistics’ private cloud computing platform cuts down application deployment cycles by 90%, which translates to faster time to revenue,” said Najaf Husain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cloudistics. “We make private clouds as easy to use as the public cloud but with the control and performance, enterprise customers want. Our partnership with Lenovo enables us to unleash a next-generation composable cloud platform to the market that is easy to implement, deploy, operate, maintain and support.”