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Lenovo launches hosted desktops solution with Nutanix

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) has introduced a new As-a-Service solution for hosted desktops in collaboration with Nutanix.

On the drive behind the offering, Lenovo references the recent ‘Future of Work and Digital Transformation’ study, which found 83% of businesses expect post-pandemic work to be remote at least half the time.

Furthermore, data security continues to rank as the topmost time-consuming challenge among IT departments, especially in a remote work environment.

In line with these trends, Lenovo TruScale, Lenovo’s first solution for hosted desktops with Nutanix, provides companies with a complete and more secure remote work solution.

A choice of Lenovo client devices is offered, such as thin clients and PCs, choice of Citrix and other virtual desktop environments, and ThinkAgile HX Series (powered by Nutanix), all licensed to the end user and managed as-a-service.

The complete hosted desktops solution provides cloud-like simplicity and on-premises performance, with the convenience of a single monthly payment and single point of contact for support, Lenovo states.

Designed to support a breadth of industries, including healthcare, education and SMB, Lenovo’s TruScale for hosted desktops with Nutanix solutions provide a range of capabilities with infrastructure on premises, and accommodates for data privacy compliance or regulatory concerns.

Lenovo offers predictable costs through monthly billing to accelerate time-to-value and reduce upfront business expenses.

Other benefits cited by Lenovo include the simplicity of a fully complete and managed solution, improved productivity, and reduction in infrastructure management costs.

The full solution is available immediately, which includes Lenovo ThinkAgile HX systems supported by software stacks in partnership with Nutanix and Citrix, and Lenovo thin clients or PCs, all available via Lenovo TruScale as-a-service.

Lenovo Group executive vice president and president of infrastructure solutions group, Kirk Skaugen, says, "Many organisations are modernising their IT infrastructures to support the growing demands remote work continues to place on their IT systems.

"We are seeing a shift where customers are more interested in as-a-service models to help offset the investment associated with upgrading their IT systems quickly.

"Lenovo’s collaboration with Nutanix provides customers with a more secure, hosted desktop as-a-service solution that is easy to secure, deploy and manage with minimal up-front costs."

Nutanix chief commercial officer Tarkan Maner says, “"As businesses worldwide look for the way forward beyond this pandemic, they need technology partners to help them embrace the future of work and thrive in a hybrid work model which will be the standard for many organisations.

"Lenovo’s strategic collaboration with Nutanix provides customers an end-to-end solution - from the hybrid cloud data centres to digital workspaces - to empower employees wherever they are.

"[It] also offers businesses a simplified consumption model through Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, along with increased flexibility, scalability, performance, and security to navigate the challenges of a distributed workforce."