I am here at the Gartner Datacenter Conference in Las Vegas and am reflecting back on this past year since Lenovo and Nutanix announced a joint partnership to deliver a Lenovo-branded hyperconverged appliance powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software. With this agreement, the Lenovo HX series of hyperconverged appliances was born.
Lenovo has proven to be a great partner with joint efforts spanning Engineering, Support and Sales. Now certified and in production with customers are a range of Lenovo HX platforms that span deployments such as:
- Database-intensive workloads running on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft SQL
- Storage-intensive workloads such as Hadoop, NoSQL and Splunk
- Compute-intensive workloads like VDI and web serving
- Multi-workload, space-efficient configurations for remote office/branch office (ROBO) environments
- Cost-optimized and feature-tailored models for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB)
A tremendous amount of work has been accomplished in a short time and customers have benefitted. A wealth of Lenovo customers across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific are now enjoying a public cloud-like experience in their on-premises data centers with an IT infrastructure that is quick to start, simple to scale and predictable in cost. This allows IT to run at the pace of business when new applications and services can be deployed quickly in a day not months. The developers are happy, the business users are happy and the end users are happy.
The number of deals for new and repeat business continues to grow quarter upon quarter. Examples include a nationwide chain of automobile oil change stores in the United States, a precision manufacturer in Japan, a bank in Germany, a Canadian IT services firm, a major city government in Africa, a university in China and many, many more representing a wide range of industries.
Building on the Lenovo achievements of #1 reliability, top in customer satisfaction, industry differentiated security, and more leadership performance benchmarks than any other server vendor provides the ideal foundation on which to integrate the Nutanix software. The combination brings the simplicity, economics and scalability of a public cloud-like experience into customers’ on-premises data centers.
As we like to say, with the combination of Lenovo + Nutanix, the customer gets to be the king.
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