Lenovo and VMWare will partner to offer first of its kind solution for edge computing

Lenovo and VMWare will partner to offer first of its kind solution for edge computing

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Today, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) announced it will be the first to market with VMware’s software solution for the edge running on the resilient ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers.  The new solution will be delivered directly to customer edge sites with the VMware software solution pre-loaded on a pair of ruggedized and security-enhanced ThinkSystem SE350. In addition, Lenovo also announced the enhancement of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software to automate the planning, deployment, and ongoing management of datacenter cloud deployments all the way to edge sites.  Organizations can now plan their data center cloud and edge infrastructure solutions using the same management software.

 

Lenovo and VMWare will partner to offer first of its kind solution for edge computing

 

Hybrid work is the next reality, accelerating the need for edge to cloud solutions and Lenovo is working to build smarter infrastructure solutions so customers can successfully navigate this hybrid workplace.

VMware’s Software Solution for the edge

Lenovo will be the first to market with VMware and its forthcoming software solution for the edge running on Lenovo’s ThinkSystem SE350. This solution will simplify networking with built-in switching and wireless connectivity, eliminating the need for external network devices at the edge and allowing for smoother and more seamless operation. VMware customers will soon be able to enjoy the same environment they want in their data center, directly at their edge locations, through ordering this integrated and pre-loaded bundle.

This new solution is ideal for remote sites that need to be able to process data closer to its creation and closer to users, including retail stores, manufacturing sites, and schools, to name a few.  Because of the ruggedized nature of the ThinkSystem SE350, this solution will be able to sustain extreme temperatures and high levels of shock.  In addition, the encrypted hard disks along with motion and tamper detection will be in place to help keep the data and device safe.

Lenovo Open Cloud Automation

Deployment of distant edge sites requires a management toolset that seamlessly allows organizations to automate tasks, without requiring specialized staff on-site. Lenovo has enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation software solution to now include edge-supported features, driving accelerated time to value for customers with cutting-edge management capabilities.  This single interface automates the planning, deployment and ongoing lifecycle management of the physical and virtual infrastructure required to host cloud applications in the data center and at thousands of edge sites.?

Lenovo Open Cloud Automation solution has helped customers, such as T-Systems maintain its IT legacy and make it future-ready.

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