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Lenovo Launches New Hybrid Cloud Platforms and Services to Accelerate AI
United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2023– Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announcedit has expanded its hybrid cloud platform for AI with new ThinkAgilehyperconverged solutionsand ThinkSystemserversthat advancecloud deployment, hybrid connectivity and AI capabilities, powered by the next generation ofIntel® Xeon® Scalable Processors. The newAI ready platformdelivers improved performance and the latest acceleratorsasa critical next step for delivering a dynamic hybrid AI approach across public, private, and foundational models to enable AI for All.
The new Lenovo ThinkAgile hybrid cloud solutions are engineered toboost AI performance and build cloud agility by delivering more compute and faster memory to its market-leading portfolio when and where it is needed.Additionally, Lenovo Professional Services for AI and TruScaleas-a-service offerings help customers simplify IT and accelerate AI with newintegrated hybrid cloud for edge capabilitiesthat quickly help businesses growand only pay for what they need.
“Lenovo hybridcloud solutions for AI workloads are propelling innovation and creating a faster, more flexible path to AI by providingdata-center level compute to the source of business data,” said Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software of Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “With up to 21 percent better performance, customers can leverage the new Lenovo hybrid cloud solutionsto reduce their IT footprint, achieve greater ROI and deliver businessoutcomes.The new portfolio is designedto supporttoday’s AI, virtualization and multi-cloud workloads while increasingenergy efficiency and agility with one seamless platform.”
The next generation of Lenovo ThinkAgilehybrid cloud solutions and ThinkSystem servers with 5th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors feature built-in AI acceleration with Intel’s AMX technology -increasing efficiency while supporting AI inferencing and training on models up to 20 billion parameters. Additionally, the portfolio provides a unique open architecture with advanced management, superior reliability, and end-to-end security to help companies of all sizes work across hybrid multi-clouds.
AI for Hybrid Cloud
To keep up with business growth, IT teams need edge-to-data center solutions and cloud services that are deploymentready, compatible with existing infrastructure, and builtfor complex workloads out of the box. Optimized for AI, Lenovo ThinkAgile HX, MX and VX are engineered, turnkey hybrid cloudsolutions with the new 5th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processorsand open ecosystem of partners, includingMicrosoft,Nutanix, and VMware. The new ThinkAgile integrated hybrid cloud solutions offer industry-leading cloud software enabling new capabilities, faster backup and recovery, and reducing deployment time up to 75%.
Lenovo continues to expand its portfolio with ThinkAgileVX with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) reference architecture, whichenablesenterprises to support hybrid cloud virtualized and containerized workloads.The new ThinkAgile MX450 Edge Integrated System with built in Azure Arc offers a compact solution that provides Azure cloud services and AI inferencing at the edge.Additionally, ThinkAgile HX AI for the Edgewith Nutanix builds repeatable, scalablesolutions to handle AI and machine learning compute or storage workloads remotely.
Lenovo partners with Intel to deliver the latest technology with support of their new CPU across the ThinkSystem portfolio of dense optimized, rack, and tower solutions. For compute intensive workloads, Lenovo continues to extend its multi-node server capabilities with the SD530 V3, SD550 V3, and SD650-N V3 dense optimized servers powered by the new 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors enable customers to maximize processing power in half the space with up to 40% lower power consumption with Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling.
For enterprises, the robustLenovo ThinkSystem SR650 V3 and SR630 V3 rack servers provide flexible configurations withoptimized performance for AI workloads. For multi-site locations including branch offices and retail, the new LenovoThinkSystem SR250 V3 rack server and ST250 V3 tower server leverageIntel Xeon E-2400 processors with up to 21% higher overall performanceto deliver flexible compute for the edge.
Enabling Cloud Agility
Lenovo is unleashing the power of AI to drive intelligent transformation in every industry – from pocket to cloud with purpose-built AI-ready devices, infrastructure, solutions, and services that empower industries, enterprises, and individuals around the world.Delivering the performance needed for accelerating AI applications, Lenovo TruScale for Hybrid Cloud offers as-a-service and fully managed on-prem data center solutions to flexibly create, shift, and scale capacity to fit changing business needs. Lenovo’s new TruScale Hybrid Cloud for Edge provides a cost effective, smaller configuration solution to support AI where needed and includes a self-service cloud management platform that allows more agility and control over data workloads.
In addition to its advanced hybrid cloud platform, Lenovo is helping customers accelerateAI implementation through its new Professional Services for AI. Powered by Lenovo’s vast knowledge base and global team of industry experts, the service is a single vendor solution that helps organizations make sense of AI and guides them through the most effective, end-to-end IT deployments that are tailored to achieve desired business outcomes quickly.
End users will also benefit from Lenovo hybrid cloud solutions with new Lenovo laptops that are leading the way in AI PC innovation, transforming how people work, play and connect with their PCs. With the latest ThinkPad X1 and IdeaPad Pro 5i, users can enjoy the most advanced PC experiences ever, powered by AI computing. These laptops feature Intel Core Ultra processors and high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to accelerate AI PC tasks with speed and intelligence across local, public and private hybrid AI models.
Visithttps://www.lenovo.com/us/en/servers-storage/hybrid-cloud-ai-solutions/to learn more.
Lenovo is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #217 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver Smarter Technology for All, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services. This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange under Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992)(ADR: LNVGY). To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.
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