Lenovo Unveils As-a-Service Solution for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix

Lenovo has launched Lenovo TruScale, an As-a-Service solution for hosted desktops to help IT managers thrive in a remote hybrid workforce model. Lenovo TruScale is Lenovo’s first solution for hosted desktops with Nutanix. It would provide companies with a complete and secured remote work solution.

Built on Lenovo’s Enterprise ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio, Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services can tackle any workload or deployment size and can scale for ultimate flexibility.

Photo Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President, Lenovo Group and President of Infrastructure Solutions Group
“We are seeing a shift where customers are more interested in as-a-service models to help offset the investment associated with upgrading their IT systems quickly,” said Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President, Lenovo Group and President of Infrastructure Solutions Group.

“Many organizations are modernizing their IT infrastructures to support the growing demands remote work continues to place on their IT systems,” said Kirk Skaugen, Executive Vice President, Lenovo Group and President of Infrastructure Solutions Group. “We are seeing a shift where customers are more interested in as-a-service models to help offset the investment associated with upgrading their IT systems quickly. Lenovo’s collaboration with Nutanix provides customers with a more secure, hosted desktop as-a-service solution that is easy to secure, deploy and manage with minimal up-front costs.”

A choice of Lenovo client devices is offered, such as thin clients and PCs, choice of Citrix and other virtual desktop environments, and ThinkAgile HX Series (powered by Nutanix), all licensed to the end user and managed as-a-service. The complete hosted desktops solution would provide cloud-like simplicity and on-premises performance, with the convenience of a single monthly payment and single point of contact for support.

To sum up, key benefits of Lenovo TruScale as-a-service would include:

Complete and managed solution – Incorporating devices, data center infrastructure and infrastructure managed services, the hosted desktops solution provides predictable, fixed monthly charges, and reduces up-front investment to better align costs with business outcomes.

Improved productivity – Lenovo TruScale for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix would help reduce ongoing management costs within the hosted environment. Lenovo’s services team handles all aspects of the engagement – from Professional Services that helps customers right-size and design a successful migration strategy, through to the end-of-life asset removal. Lenovo Managed Services would help ensure the infrastructure operates smoothly 24/7.

Reduced infrastructure management costs – Lenovo TruScale for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix, running on ThinkAgile HX systems with Nutanix cloud platform software, would help reduce price per user by co-locating compute, storage and virtualization on a single cluster thus simplifying operations.

“As businesses worldwide look for the way forward beyond this pandemic, they need technology partners to help them embrace the future of work and thrive in a hybrid work model which will be the standard for many organizations,” said Tarkan Maner, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutanix. “Lenovo’s strategic collaboration with Nutanix provides customers an end-to-end solution – from the hybrid cloud data centers to digital workspaces – to empower employees wherever they are, while also offering businesses a simplified consumption model through Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, along with increased flexibility, scalability, performance, and security to navigate the challenges of a distributed workforce.”

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