Lenovo Launches 4 New Storage, Data Management Products

From the new ThinkSystem all-flash storage array to a new Lenovo fibre channel switch, here are four new solutions Lenovo Data Center Group launched today.

Lenovo’s New Product Launches

Lenovo’s Data Center Group launched several new products today aimed at enabling end-to-end data management in move to help customers harness data more security and efficiently with a single set of tools.

“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 for storage at Lenovo Data Center Group in a statement. “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.”

Lenovo’s Data Center Group, which has played a key role in helping customers and partners during the global COVID-19 pandemic, is looking to drive business outcomes via data analytics from the edge to core to cloud.

Here are the four products Lenovo’s Data Center Group unveiled on Thursday that channel partners should know about.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F

Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) launched its new ThinkSystem DM5100F all-flash storage array that provides a high-performance, low-latency all-NVMe storage platform.

The goal with the new ThinkSystem DM5100F all-flash storage array is to enable customers of all sizes to enhance analytics and artificial intelligent (AI) deployments, while accelerating applications’ access to data. The Lenovo DM Series storage systems now include new S3 Object support to create a modern unified data management solution. Lenovo’s platform allows customers to manage and analyze all data types – including block, file and object -- within a single storage platform. The goal is to accelerate the processing of data analytics while reducing infrastructure costs.

With with Lenovo DM Series storage, customers can also add cold-data tiering from hard drives to the cloud, or replicate data to the cloud. Lenovo said this enables an economical multi-cloud strategy for storage, reducing the overall cost of data management.

ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0

Lenovo is launching a new version of its ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring software to help mitigate data management costs.

ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0 is a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to simplify and automate the care and optimization of Lenovo ThinkSystem storage environments.

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. Lenovo’s ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring is a web-based application that works in conjunction with Lenovo AutoSupport. It provides information that enables users to easily analyze data to model and optimize storage infrastructure.

Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch

Lenovo today launched its new Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch in a move to help accelerate the performance of customers’ applications.

The Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch provides 32-Gbps and 64-Gbps storage networking that the company says delivers higher speeds and 50 percent lower latency compared to previous fibre channel switch generations. The DB720S delivers autonomous storage area network (SAN) infrastructure with self-learning, self-optimizing and self-healing capabilities.

Lenovo said the SAN, networking and automation capabilities will allow customers to reduce downtime and simplify storage network management.

New Lenovo, SAP Cloud Service

Lenovo has announced a new cloud service with SAP around the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud customer edition. The new cloud service is delivered on-premises in the customer’s data center, leveraging Lenovo’s consumption-based, as-a-service TruScale Infrastructure Services offering with Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers and storage that are SAP HANA certified.

Lenovo said the service is a low-risk, turn-key offering that enables customers to keep their SAP software landscape and data on-premises while gaining the benefits of a private-cloud experience. SAP customers selecting the customer edition of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud can leverage the Lenovo TruScale as-a-service offering to deliver cloud solutions on premise in their data center.

“Customers are looking for innovative solutions to leverage the cloud on-premise,” said Laura Laltrello, vice president and general manager of Services at the Lenovo Data Center Group in a statement. “Leveraging the best capabilities of both companies, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, customer edition, is now available with Lenovo’s TruScale Infrastructure Services. Customers can fast-track their cloud transformation capabilities while keeping the SAP application landscape within their own data centers.”