Lenovo Agrees Hyperconverged Infrastructure Deal With SimpliVity

Lenovo eyes larger North American market share with X series server packed with SimpliVity’s software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure

Lenovo has made a deal with SimpliVity that will allow it to sell hyperconverged infrastructure products on its System X servers, set to be channeled into North America in Q4.

SimpliVity’s OmniStack data virtualisation platform will now be available as an integrated solution with Lenovo System x3650 servers.

Best of both

Lenovo acquired its System X server business last year following a $2.1 billion (£1.3bn) deal with IBM x86 server line. The new deal is the best of both worlds, claims Lenovo.

lenovo“Customers will benefit from SimpliVity’s new hyperconverged solution offerings, with Lenovo’s highly versatile enterprise servers as a foundation,” said Brian Hamel, vice president of Lenovo’s North America enterprise business.

“These high-performance systems will exponentially reduce data centre complexity and costs for cloud-based services and mission-critical transactional systems.”

The deal is part of Lenovo’s plan to chomp a bigger market share out of North America, where it contends with heavyweights such as Dell and HP. To do this, the company said that the hookup with SimpliVity will help reduce costs of its infrastructure through hyperconvergence by up to three times.

The “enterprise-grade” platform comes in a modular, 2U building block of x86 resources, offering all the usual functions of hyperconverged infrastructure.

“OmniStack eliminates IT expense and complexity by consolidating 8 to 12 data centre components into a single shared resource pool with global unified management,” said Lenovo. Customers will be able to pick up the hardware on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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