Lenovo, a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, today announced a series of upgrades to its ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data center infrastructure portfolios, aligned with Intel’s launch of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Optane DC persistent memory modules. Among the solutions included in the refresh is the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950, the industry’s first eight socket server featuring Intel’s new Optane DC persistent memory technology.
Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Infrastructure and Software-Defined Solutions at Lenovo Data Center Group, said. “These new Lenovo solutions with persistent memory allow for more data and virtual machines to be stored on a single platform, and for mission critical applications like SAP HANA, they deliver much faster recovery of the data from a planned or unplanned outage. This helps reduce a customer’s overall operating expenses and enables further resiliency within their IT environment.”
Customers and partners across many industries with wide ranging workloads have been anticipating the new Lenovo solutions and are eager to deploy the systems. “With our new ThinkSystem servers, research teams will be able to generate results faster, enabling new discoveries and breakthroughs,” said Ian Fisk, Ph.D., Scientific Computing Core Co-Director at Simons Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for research in mathematics and the basic sciences.” One industry in particular where faster processing speeds are imperative is financial services. In the financial markets, where data streams can update millions of times per second, the ability to analyze large volumes of data fast enough to react to changing markets is essential.
In addition to the new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio additions, Lenovo is also developing a series of engineered solutions designed specifically for key workloads. Three of these (SAP HANA, Microsoft SQL Server and Red Hat OpenShift Containers) will be verified by Intel as Intel Select Solutions, taking advantage of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, signifying superior workload performance, ease of deployment and simplified evaluation. Lenovo continues to be the industry leader in this program, offering more Intel Select Solutions than any other vendor.
All of these upgraded and new offerings are available through Lenovo sales representatives and channel partners across the globe. Systems can be purchased directly and are also available through Lenovo’s recently announced Truscale Infrastructure Services, a consumption-based, as-a-service offering that allows customers to use and pay for data center hardware and services without having to purchase the equipment.