Lenovo Customer Centers
Data Center Group
Executive Briefing Center
At Lenovo, we believe collaboration is the path to innovation. Our Data Center Executive Briefing Centers in Raleigh, Stuttgart and Beijing provide an interactive environment for discussions based on customized agendas that cater to the specific requirements of the customers and business partners visiting the center. We offer a range of experiences from one-on-one tailored visits to multi-client seminars, all of which offer the opportunity to:
Share – discuss specific business challenges, analyze evolving industry trends, and understand Lenovo’s technology strategy and data center offering roadmap.
Experience – explore our technology with live demonstrations and behind the scenes lab tours.
Prove - collaborate with our data center technology experts to validate industry leading solutions built on Lenovo server, storage and networking products.
And if now is not the best time to travel to one our centers, we’re happy to engage with you remotely through web and video conferencing.
“The EBC is amazing. I have been through a number of EBC’s and this was by far the best. Eye opening. Awesome information.” Lenovo Reseller
Two way conversations provide the foundation for every engagement. Briefings at Lenovo provide the opportunity to collaborate with our top technical and business leaders to explore the latest evolution in data center technologies and develop effective strategies to gain the greatest advantage for your organization.
Recent typical discussion topics include:
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The evolution of next generation data center infrastructure toward converged and hyper converged designs
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The shift of enterprise storage architectures to embrace software defined storage methodologies
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Previews of Lenovo’s future roadmap of server, storage, networking, services, and solutions offerings
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Solutions focused discussions featuring our strategic partner alliances from industry leaders such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, SAP, and others
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Details of Lenovo’s end to end approach to system security from supply chain to finished product
Web based briefings are a great way to get a quick update on a single topic. We can arrange for a customized session or you can attend one of our scheduled offerings here.
“This time spent was very informative. I was introduced to several offerings that I wasn't previously aware of. This information is very useful in helping to determine our future strategy.” – Customer
One of our guiding principles is that the best way to truly understand something is to experience it first hand.
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Explore our cutting edge showcase areas featuring the full range of Lenovo data center products
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Participate in live demonstrations of our management tools
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Interact with our extensive portfolio of solutions for client virtualization, cloud, big data, analytics, database, and high performance computing
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Visit our development labs and meet the engineers from our performance design, product support, system design, or advanced research teams.
“Extremely informative. Facilities, presenters, content was outstanding. First class briefing session. Very impressed with the depth of products and level of investments in the support/infrastructure. Excellent briefing sessions and facilities.” - Customer
We understand that a focused proof of concept test can substantially lower the risks often associated with a significant technology project. Our Innovation Centers provide access not only to the full portfolio of Lenovo data center offerings but just as importantly to a team of solutions experts that can help build a representative environment designed to validate the total solution stack.
Proof of concepts can:
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Focus on core infrastructure or full solution stacks in cooperation with our industry alliance partners such as Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, Nutanix, Cloudian, Nexenta, etc
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Be completed in 1 week or up to 3 months
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Utilize industry standard benchmarks or client customized test cases
Remote access to your test environment is also an option.
December 18th, 2017 12pm to 1pm eastern
ThinkAgile DX8200C powered by Cloudian
The Lenovo DX8200C powered by Cloudian appliance provides affordable, highly efficient, high-capacity storage to meet the growth of unstructured data—media images, video, backups, web content, file shares. Join us for this virtual briefing discussing the features and demonstrating the capabilities of this powerful appliance.
1Q2018
January
8th- ThinkAgile SX for MS Azure Stack
Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack helps accelerate your journey to digital transformation by enabling Azure cloud services from your own data center. This engineered, purpose-built, and pre-integrated turnkey rack scale solution enables you to focus more on development of cloud services and apps, and less on infrastructure. Join this virtual briefing to learn more.
22nd – ThinkSystem Servers for Infrastructure Solutions
Lenovo ThinkSystem servers are the building blocks for the future-define data center.  These purpose-built systems are designed to deliver the capabilities you need to exceed today’s needs, while preparing you for the next wave of innovation: Cloud, Software-Defined Environments, Artificial Intelligence, and Analytics & Decision Support.  Join us in this virtual briefing to hear about the latest announcement in our family of server offerings.
February
5th – Lenovo Services for the Data Center
At every stage of planning, deployment, and support, Lenovo offer the expertise and services you need to accurately budget for IT expenses, deliver better service-level agreements, and generate greater end-user satisfaction.  Join this this virtual briefing to hear more about our comprehensive portfolio of offerings to support the full lifecycle of your Lenovo data center assets.
26th – Lenovo Software Defined Storage Solutions
Lenovo is partnering with leading SDS software vendors (Cloudian, Nexenta, DataCore)  to deliver factory-integrated, pre-validated storage appliances on our proven servers so that you can scale your storage rapidly and affordably. Join this virtual briefing to learn more about and see demos for each of these solutions.
March
12th – Simplify IT with ThinkAgile Integrated Appliances and Systems
Lenovo’s ThinkAgile Integrated Appliances and Systems are designed to make your life easier. Whether you choose purpose built appliances or fully integrated systems that deliver servers, storage and networking configured, integrated and racked Lenovo’s ThinkAgile solutions simplify your IT infrastructure and accelerate your time to value, freeing you to focus on your core business and new capabilities.  Join us in this virtual briefing to learn more.
26th – Lenovo Big Data and Analytics Solutions
The analysis of data drives decisions in every business. To gain better business insights, you need to manage the volume, variety, and velocity of data, while applying analytics. With Lenovo-engineered big data validated designs on Lenovo servers, you can harness the power of Apache™ Hadoop® and Apache™ Spark® with Cloudera®, Hortonworks®, IBM® and MapR®. Join this virtual briefing to hear more about how Lenovo servers provide highly reliable and flexible foundations for your business analytics solutions so you can unlock the value of your data and deliver insights faster.
2Q2018
April
9th – ThinkAgile HX Series Nutanix Appliances deep dive
Designed for easy deployment and manageability in scale-out clusters, the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series integrates Nutanix software onto Lenovo’s highly reliable and scalable servers. These appliances ship fully integrated, tested, and configured so that you can dramatically accelerate your time to value and reduce your infrastructure maintenance time and costs.  Join this virtual briefing to learn more and see live demos.
23th – XClarity Management tools update
XClarity Controller is the management engine inside every ThinkSystem server. XClarity Administrator centralizes management of your ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile infrastructure. Join us for this virtual briefing to hear the latest updates across the Lenovo XClarity family of management tools.
May
14th – ThinkSystem Networking
Lenovo ThinkSystem RackSwitches deliver network connectivity for your data center, now and in the future. An OS designed for modern leaf-spine cloud networks with a growing management ecosystem from Ansible, Nutanix, VMware, Ganglia, OpenStack and of course Lenovo XClarity.  Join this virtual briefing to hear more about our offerings and how to change your data center from a cost center to a profit center.
21st – Manage from the console you have - XClarity Integrators
At Lenovo, we believe that managing your infrastructure should be easy.   To drive that simplicity, we design our management tools to cleanly integrate into the data center management tools and processes that you already have.  Join this virtual briefing to hear more about our XClarity Integrator offerings and see live demos of our VMware and Microsoft integration offerings.
June
11th – Lenovo Solutions for SAN Storage
Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage delivers easy-to-use, affordable storage-area network (SAN) storage with advanced capabilities to integrate into your existing infrastructure, or start a new one. Join us for this virtual briefing focused on our Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series and Fibre Channel Switches, providing breakthrough SAN storage performance and scale at best-in-class pricing.
25th – Lenovo Data Center Product Security Strategy
Protecting businesses against rapidly evolving security threats is about more than just the technology. Lenovo takes a comprehensive, holistic approach to security to address this through secure server and storage product development, carefully managed manufacturing, a trusted supplier list, and a responsive internal security organization.  Join this virtual briefing to learn more.