Lenovo And Nexenta collaborate on SDS for x86 Servers

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Lenovo is proceeding to collaborate with vendors as it appears to rapidly raise its potentiality in the data center and broaden the range of its server businesses.

Lately, Lenovo is uniting with Nexenta—provides an open-source SDS-software-defined storage solution— to incorporate Nexenta's engineering into Lenovo's x86 servers. The strategic relationship will comprise of not just gathering of the commodities together, but also formulating joint go-to-market strategies. The target is to develop offerings that leverage the vendors' technologies and turn to the rapid increase in data being generated by such trends as, the cloud, big data analytics and mobile computing.

"Lenovo realizes software-defined storage as the strategic storage solution to deliver revolutionary economics for enterprise and cloud storage necessities," said David Lincoln, general manager of Lenovo's Storage Business Unit. "The solutions will give customers the freedom to scale their data to meet business needs today and tomorrow."

Lenovo announced its alliance with virtualization technology pioneer VMware–right after taking over the IBM business–to develop software-defined data center (SDDC) offerings for cloud and enterprise environments. Likewise, Lenovo has partnered with storage titans EMC on the development of converged infrastructures. Furthermore, Lenovo expanded its partnership with enterprise software maker SAP to develop cloud products that employ SAP's HANA in-memory technology to the Chinese market.

In 2015, Lenovo announced it was partnering with strong-growing Nutanix to build and sell a new line of Lenovo-branded hyperconverged appliances that will aid enterprises invigorate their private cloud environments. Earlier this month, Lenovo and networking vendor Juniper Networks announced an alliance to build infrastructure offerings for hyperconverged and other emerging data center technologies.

The company's partnership strategy adds together since Lenovo seems to rapidly bolster its capabilities in the data and achieve a flash up return on its investment in IBM's x86 server business.

Lenovo's System x servers will be incorporated with NexentaStor to ameliorate file and block storage services ranging from hundreds of terabytes to petabytes. They'll aid a variety of workloads, such as backup and archiving, virtualization, and OpenStack clouds, Nexenta officials accorded. Furthmore, the partnership in the near future also will let in systems with NexentaEdge for scale-out block and object services, along with cluster-wide inline deduplication and compression. The merged solutions will provide Lenovo customers’ additional options in storage technologies and Nexenta customers some other choice of servers.