Lenovo has announced its ‘As-a-Service’ offering, Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services. This is a subscription-based offering that allows customers to use and pay for data center hardware and services – on-premise or at a customer-preferred location – without having to purchase the data center equipment.
With this new consumption model for data center hardware launched by Lenovo, users never take capital ownership of the hardware or other IT assets and pay for what they use each month as part of their operating expenses. Lenovo’s ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile product portfolios are available through this offering, which includes hardware installation, deployment, management, maintenance and removal.
The Lenovo TruScale offering doesn’t require minimum capacity commitment. With Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, users would only pay for capacity when their workloads are actively running. Additionally, capacity can be scaled up or down to accommodate business needs, ensuring IT infrastructure is right-sized, all the time.
Lenovo’s “unique” metering solution would remain outside of the customer’s data plane – “providing the advantages of cloud-like economics with the security of on-premise hardware.” Monthly pricing structures would be all-inclusive of associated services (maintenance, support, remote monitoring and system health) in one bill.
“Lenovo’s TruScale as-a-Service offering is truly revolutionary, changing how IT departments procure and refresh their data center infrastructure,” said Laura Laltrello, Vice President and General Manager of Services at Lenovo Data Center Group. “With our subscription-based model, customers pay for what they use, eliminating upfront capital purchase risk. Our offering can be applied to any configuration that meets the customer’s needs – whether storage-rich, server-heavy, hyperconverged or high-performance compute – and can be scaled as business dictates.”
Lenovo TruScale as-a-Service offering is available through Lenovo sales representatives and channel partners across the globe. Lenovo is working with strategic partners to right-size Lenovo TruScale business models to best fit their customers’ needs.
“Lenovo is accelerating our customers’ Intelligent Transformation and digital journey by providing them with a new way of securing and deploying infrastructure,” said Roderick Lappin, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Lenovo Data Center Group. “By eliminating the capital expense of purchasing IT equipment and replacing with a subscription model, customers can now focus on supporting their business growth, knowing that they’ll have the right flexibility across their environment. Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services combines the economic flexibility of cloud with the security of on-premise data, giving customers more agility, efficiency and simplicity in how they operate.”