As the high demand for storage continues to accelerate for enterprises in recent years, Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to craft a software-defined storage solution leveraging the advanced feature set of Windows Server 2016 and the innovation and flexibility of the Lenovo rack servers. The Lenovo Cloud Configuration for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) brings cloud based storage solutions to Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL database workloads. It provides a solid foundation for customers looking to consolidate both storage and compute capabilities on a single hardware platform, or for those enterprises that wish to have distinct storage and compute environments.
Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud solution that enables your organization to embrace hybrid cloud computing on your terms by helping address business and technical challenges like regulation, data sovereignty, customization and latency. Azure Stack enables that by giving businesses the freedom to decide where applications and workloads reside without being inhibited by technology or forced to the public cloud.
Lenovo and Microsoft are co-engineering an integrated Azure Stack solution on Lenovo hardware. Microsoft Azure Stack will be generally available in mid-2017. Get the power of cloud, yet maintain control of your datacenter, for true hybrid cloud agility.
As the volume and velocity of data increases, extracting meaningful insight in a timely manner has become more complex. Opportunities are being missed and effort is being wasted. To compete, businesses in the 21st century are demanding the tools to derive true value from their data. Lenovo Database Configurations for Microsoft® SQL Server® Data Warehouse Fast Track (DWFT) bring together the right mix of technology and software to align with a range of database warehouse use cases. Today this portfolio of database configurations is further expanded with an update to Microsoft SQL 2016 for the 95TB configuration. A new high availability 60TB configuration is now available, also with support for Microsoft SQL 2016.
Lenovo expands its Microsoft Hyper-V solutions portfolio by introducing a new Lenovo Cloud Configuration for Microsoft Hyper-V on the powerful and versatile Lenovo system x3650 M5. This configuration provides strong performance for a wide spectrum of virtualized workloads on a flexible 2-socket platform. With available configurations on Lenovo Flex System and Lenovo System x2850 M6, you can deploy the configuration that works best for your environment.
The Lenovo® ThinkServer® RS160 is a value-optimized, entry-level 1U rack server solution for growing businesses. Featuring powerful Intel® processors and enterprise-class storage and networking, it offers a faster data transfer rate as well as 2x the memory and 33 percent more internal storage capacity than its predecessor. The RS160 is perfect for web hosting, mail serving, file-and-print serving, video streaming, as well as a wide range of general-purpose productivity applications. It can support 4-post and 2-post racks, giving you more flexibility for your business footprint.
Lenovo delivers a certified reference architecture for Apache Hadoop environments based on the Cloudera Distribution Hadoop (CDH) platform, supporting both MapReduce and Spark. This tested configuration performs complex analytics on unstructured data leveraging the performance of the Lenovo x3550 M5 and x3650 M5 servers. This reference architecture provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing CDH with Lenovo products.
The Lenovo Storage D1212/D1224 are powerful direct attach storage (DAS) units that are designed for high-performance, high-capacity, easy deployment and high availability. You can start with one enclosure as a simple JBOD and later daisy-chain up to 8 enclosures per HBA (using multiple ports) as business needs grow. Both units have the flexibility and capacity to handle many different types of workloads and are built with ruggedized components that are designed for 99.999% availability and NEBS3 compliance.