“The constant change in information and ever evolving needs of customers means there must be faster and more efficient solutions to turn data into information that empowers businesses,” said Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group.
“Our new ThinkSystem servers are designed to enhance mission-critical applications like SAP HANA and accelerate next-generation workloads like AI, analytics and machine learning, enabling mission critical performance and reliability for all data centers and maximum business value for our customers.”
Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem critical servers feature 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and support for enhanced Intel® Deep Learning Boost to enable customers handle their data intensive workloads.
The ThinkSystem SR860 V2 server further features GPU support (four double-wide 300W or eight single-wide GPUs) with new GPU configurations to manage AI workloads characterized by unstructured datasets.
In addition, Lenovo is announcing new remote deployment service offerings for its ThinkSystem DM7100 unified storage systems, which were launched few months ago. Powered by the ONTAP software, these storage systems provide hybrid and all flash storage with integrated data tiering and management capabilities for public and private cloud services. The cloud capability enables customers to build backup and high availability platform for analytic workloads.
The new remote deployment offering promises up to 80% faster implementation against scheduling on-site deployments, expected to reduce complications and down-time risks, as well as speeding time to value. Customers are expected to access Lenovo’s Technical Consultants tool to configure and deploy the system based on their unique requirements remotely.
According to Lenovo Data Center Group, a combination of ThinkSystem DM7100 series storage and the new ThinkSystem AI servers, gives the company the ability to provide a business processing, analytics and data management platform for SAP database and business applications.