As the modern data center continues to evolve, IT departments are tasked with managing an extremely complex infrastructure of servers, storage, networks, and mission-critical applications – all of which must be compatible and work seamlessly together – while also achieving the agility and flexibility of the public cloud within the parameters of an on-premises environment. Organizations are looking for cost-effective, simple and scalable offerings to manage today’s workloads. As a result, software-defined infrastructure is increasingly becoming the platform to deliver these “cloud-like” functionality on-prem.
At Lenovo Transform last week in New York City, we introduced the biggest portfolio of data center solutions in Lenovo’s history, including the brand new ThinkAgile portfolio, engineered to empower customers to overcome complex challenges by implementing a software-defined data center. Lenovo’s ThinkAgile offerings, which include hyperconverged, software-defined storage and hybrid cloud functionality, are available in both appliance and integrated rack-scale form factors, bring agility, simplicity, and a transformative end-to-end experience to our customers.
Today, at Nutanix .NEXT, we’re continuing this momentum by showcasing one such solution: the Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix (SXN), enabled with ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator, a turnkey hyperconverged rack-scale offering. The ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator, Lenovo’s first-to-market, unique integration between Lenovo CNOS network switches and Nutanix Prism management, extends the simplicity of hyperconverged by integrating the network as part of that infrastructure. This solution enables clients to simplify cluster deployments significantly since it comes pre-integrated and pre-provisioned in a rack – ready to deploy. As a result, customers get rack-level scalability, tight integration with Lenovo networking, an agile cloud-ready environment, and end-to-end Lenovo services and support.
Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix (SXN)
Built on ThinkSystem’s rank as #1 in reliability and Customer Satisfaction, the Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix enables customers with Tier 1 applications, including enterprise workloads, performance-intensive database workloads, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) applications, and cloud deployments, to start small and scale quickly and easily to multiple racks as their business demands increase. Lenovo ThinkAgile SXN leverages the innovation of the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series appliances along with smart network integration, XClarity world-class system management, and premier end-to-end Lenovo services and support for simple and fast deployment and management. By automatically and dynamically provisioning and managing network settings in response to changes to virtual machines, ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator yields lower costs, minimized maintenance windows, and reduced human errors.
Lenovo integrates, validates, and configures ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix in the factory, leveraging our best-in-class supply chain and superior manufacturing automation, and delivers the system to the customer site, reducing setup time by nearly 80 percent versus traditional infrastructure.
The customer advantages of the Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix solution extend throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. Lenovo also includes premier onsite deployment and single point of support through ThinkAgile Advantage, which provides customers with access to a Level 2 Lenovo support technician immediately and without any automated systems, to remove the hassle of ongoing management and support and provide a seamless, end-to-end customer experience.