Lenovo Announces Cloudistics Partnership, Launches ThinkAgile CP Series

By CIOReview | Friday, August 10, 2018
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Najaf Husain, Founder and CEO

Najaf Husain, Founder and CEO

Lenovo in collaboration with Cloudistics is growing its ThinkAgile portfolio with the CP series. Billed as a composable cloud platform or a 'cloud-in-a-box'; the CP series expects to offer clients who are looking for the agility of a public cloud and security of a private cloud all the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment anchored behind the client's own data center firewall.

The CP Series currently has two models available; the ThinkAgile CP4000 and the ThinkAgile CP6000. Lenovo also boasts that the CP series features fully integrated high availability, backup, remote replication, usage metering, live help and support and multilayered, multitenant security. Customers can leverage a curated application marketplace (which they can extend with their own offerings) for rapid deployment and enjoy simple, plug-and-play scale-out of disaggregated units of computing and storage capacity

ThinkAgile CP4000 Tech Specs

• 1x 2U compute node enclosure
• Fully populated 220V power supply unit, fan
• 10Gb SFP+ network modules
• 2 to 4 compute nodes

O 1 - 2 Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors per node
O 128-256GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory per node

• 1 storage block with 2x 220V power supply unit, 32GB memory, and 4.8TB – 28.8TB usable capacity
• 1x – 2x CP-I-10 Interconnects

O 48x 10Gb SFP+ fabric ports per interconnect
O 6x 40Gb QSFP+ uplink ports

ThinkAgile CP6000 Tech Specs

• Minimum 1x, up to 10x compute node enclosures, up to 4 nodes per enclosure
• Fully populated 220V power supply unit, fan
• 10Gb SFP+ network module
• Minimum 2, up to 40 compute nodes (The maximum number of nodes in the ThinkAgile CP6000 will be limited by the number of available ports on the CP Interconnects)

O 1 - 2 Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors per node
O 128-1,536GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory per node

• 1-5 storage blocks (The maximum number of blocks in the ThinkAgile CP6000 will be limited by the number of available ports on the CP Interconnects)
• 2x 220V power supply unit, 32GB memory, 9.6TB – 115.2TB usable capacity per block
• 2x CP-I-10 Interconnects

O 48x 10Gb SFP+ fabric ports per interconnect
O 6x 40Gb QSFP+ uplink ports per interconnect

We all know who Lenovo is, but what is Cloudistics? The Chief Executive Officer of Cloudistics, Najaf Husain, describes Cloudistics this way: “We make private clouds as easy to use as the public cloud but with the control and performance enterprise customers want. Our partnership with Lenovo enables us to unleash a next-generation composable cloud platform to the market that is easy to implement, deploy, operate, maintain and support.” We’ve previously covered a few Cloudistics products like their application marketplace, and managed service providers program.