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Lenovo launches new data management solutions

Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) has released new data management solutions for customers of all sizes.

The new solutions are designed to enable businesses to harness data more securely and efficiently, from edge to core to cloud, with a single set of tools and capabilities.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F

The new Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F brings high-performance, low-latency all-NVMe storage at an affordable price point, to enhance analytics and AI deployments while accelerating applications’ access to data.

The Lenovo DM Series storage systems now include new S3 Object support, to create a next generation unified data management platform, the company states.

This platform allows customers to manage and analyse all data types (block, file and object) within a single storage platform, accelerating the processing of data analytics while reducing infrastructure costs.

These enhancements create expanded data protection capabilities, with transparent failover and management of object storage natively, Lenovo states.

Additionally, with Lenovo DM Series storage, customers can add cold-data tiering from hard drives to the cloud, or replicate data to the cloud.

This enables an economical multi-cloud strategy for storage, reducing the overall cost of data management.

Lenovo ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0

To help mitigate data management costs, Lenovo delivers an enhanced Lenovo ThinkSystem Intelligent Monitoring 2.0 software solution, a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to simplify and automate the care and optimisation of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem storage environment.

Customers can monitor and manage storage capacity and performance for multiple locations from a single cloud-based interface, predict issues before they happen, and receive prescriptive guidance, Lenovo states.

Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch

To further accelerate the performance of customers’ applications, Lenovo announces the new Lenovo DB720S Fibre Channel Switch.

This switch provides 32Gbps and 64Gbps storage networking, delivering higher speed and 50% lower latency than previous generations, according to the company.

The DB720S delivers autonomous SAN infrastructure with self-learning, self-optimising, and self-healing capabilities, leading to reduced downtime and simplified storage network management.

New partnerships

As AI moves from the realm of research and science to delivering insights and automation for enterprises, Lenovo is focused on partnering and enabling this value for businesses of all sizes.

Lenovo recently collaborated with NetApp and NVIDIA to publish a Reference Architecture for an AI training system.

The architecture combines ThinkSystem SR670 servers with NVIDIA GPUs and ThinkSystem DM5000F All-Flash storage, to help take the guesswork out of optimising an AI platform, according to a statement.

Lenovo’s data management portfolio, including the DM Series storage solutions, are available through Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services.

Additionally, Lenovo and SAP recently announced a new OPEX private-cloud service, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Customer Edition also available through Lenovo TruScale.

Data-centred empowerment

Lenovo DCG Asia Pacific Sumir Bhatia says, “As part of the journey of growth and continuing transformation that Lenovo DCG and our customers have been on this year, we’re launching a new series of ThinkSystem end-to-end solution updates.

"These updates enable customers to enhance their analytics and AI deployments, which will be critical in the coming year as more enterprises big and small realise data is the lifeblood of better decision-making and improved performance.

"We are committed to continuing to equip our customers with easy-to-use, high-performing and affordable storage products.”

Lenovo DCG Asia Pacific director of Storage Nigel Lee says, “As businesses aim to accelerate growth in 2021, Lenovo DCG is proud to be an engineering and manufacturing partner of choice to help customers and partners choose a smarter way forward.

"Our comprehensive storage portfolio coupled with the new ThinkSystem DM additions makes for an unmatched suite of offerings designed to empower those who are data-centred.”