Lenovo Gets With Azure Stack HCI
March 31, 2020
Data Center Group (DCG) expanded its portfolio of IT infrastructure
solutions. As companies implement Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and
5G technologies, an increase in connected devices drives an explosion of
data created, analyzed, stored and managed from the edge to the core.
For enterprises building end-to-end applications that leverage Azure,
the new Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and ThinkSystem DM7100 provide
validated solutions for cloud tiering.
ThinkSystem DM7100 All-Flash Array and Hybrid Flash enterprise-class storage solutions accelerate mission critical applications with end-to-end NVMe technology while delivering integrated, secure hybrid cloud capability for Microsoft Azure and other public cloud provider solutions. Delivering All-Flash performance with integrated Azure cloud tiering enables customers to deploy applications that leverage Azure with consistent data management across the enterprise. Users will also retain enterprise data reduction capabilities in the cloud, allowing them to reduce their cloud footprint by up to 66%1. For retailers, improved transaction rates from All-Flash NVMe storage allow them to put collected data to work – whether it's managing real-time inventory information or speeding e-commerce to streamline customer delivery times. Adopting NVMe technology can improve the speed of data analytics by 30%2, giving them a competitive edge in the market. With the explosion of data and the need for real-time decision-making, industries such as manufacturing and healthcare demand streamlined approaches to better serve customers. The DM7100 with significantly faster performance and seamless cloud integration will securely supercharge data at cloud economics.
“New business insights and innovation are increasingly dependent on analyzing data ‘at the edge’ and efficiently storing data in the cloud,” said Talal Alqinawi, Senior Director Azure Marketing from Microsoft Corp. “That’s why we are collaborating with partners such as Lenovo on platforms and are working together to deliver Microsoft Azure Stack HCI on Lenovo’s ruggedized, compact ThinkAgile edge computing platform in tandem with Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series All-Flash Storage for transparent cloud tiering to Azure.