Lenovo Data Center Group Unveils New Data Management Solutions

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Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F Storage Array

Lenovo Data Center Group has launched new end-to-end data management solutions. It would allow customers of all sizes to harness data in their data center environments more securely and efficiently, from edge to core to cloud, with a single set of tools and capabilities.

The new Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F would bring high-performance, low-latency all-NVMe storage at an affordable price point. It may enable customers of all sizes to enhance analytics and AI deployments, while accelerating applications’ access to data. The Lenovo DM Series storage systems now include new S3 Object support, to create a “next generation” unified data management platform.

Photo Stuart McRae, Executive Director and General Manager, Storage at Lenovo Data Center Group
“Lenovo’s unique state-of-the-art data management architecture, in combination with the industry’s most reliable ThinkSystem servers, enables customers to accelerate Analytics and AI within a single platform,” said Stuart McRae, Executive Director and General Manager, Storage at Lenovo Data Center Group.

This storage platform would allow customers to manage and analyze all data types (block, file and object) within a single storage platform, “accelerating the processing of data analytics while reducing infrastructure costs.” These enhancements create expanded data protection capabilities, with transparent failover and management of object storage natively. Additionally, with Lenovo DM Series storage, customers can add cold-data tiering from hard drives to the cloud, or replicate data to the cloud. This would help establish “an economical multi-cloud strategy for storage, reducing the overall cost of data management.”

 

“Customers continue to face challenges implementing a cohesive data management system to analyze and process data more efficiently,” said Stuart McRae, Executive Director and General Manager, Storage at Lenovo Data Center Group. “Lenovo’s unique state-of-the-art data management architecture, in combination with the industry’s most reliable ThinkSystem servers, enables customers to accelerate Analytics and AI within a single platform.”

Autonomous SAN

To help mitigate data management costs in the data center environment, Lenovo has unveiled an enhanced ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0 software solution – a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to simplify and automate the care and optimization of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem storage environment. Customers can monitor and manage storage capacity and performance for multiple locations from a single cloud-based interface, predict issues before they happen, and receive prescriptive guidance.

To further accelerate the performance of customers’ applications in their data center environments, Lenovo has announced its new Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch. This switch provides 32Gbps and 64Gbps storage networking. It would deliver significant higher speed and lower latency than previous generations. The DB720S delivers autonomous SAN infrastructure with self-learning, self-optimizing and self-healing capabilities, “leading to reduced downtime and simplified storage network management.”

Lenovo recently collaborated with NetApp and NVIDIA to publish a Reference Architecture for an artificial intelligence (AI) training system. The architecture combines ThinkSystem SR670 servers with NVIDIA GPUs and ThinkSystem DM5000F All-Flash storage, to help take the guesswork out of optimizing an AI platform.

Lenovo’s data management portfolio, including the DM Series storage solutions, are available through the vendor’s Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services. Additionally, Lenovo and SAP recently announced a new OPEX private-cloud service, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Customer Edition also available through Lenovo TruScale.

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