Lenovo and SimpliVity Announce Alliance to Deliver Enterprise-Grade Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions

Customer and Partner Demand Bring Hyperconvergence and Server Vendors Together
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and WESTBOROUGH, M.A.— August 20, 2015 - Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and SimpliVity announced they will deliver hyperconverged infrastructure solutions based on their joint technologies. SimpliVity’s OmniStack data virtualization platform will now be available as an integrated solution with Lenovo System x3650 servers through Arrow Electronics. The solution will be offered in the North America channel starting in the fourth quarter 2015.

“Customers will benefit from SimpliVity’s new hyperconverged solution offerings, with Lenovo’s highly versatile enterprise servers as a foundation,” said Brian Hamel, vice president and general manager, Lenovo North America Enterprise Business Group. “These high-performance systems will exponentially reduce data center complexity and costs for cloud-based services and mission-critical transactional systems.”

“The partnership and joint solution is truly driven by customer demand in the market,” commented Doron Kempel, CEO of SimpliVity. “Businesses desire the flexibility and performance of the Lenovo systems and the superior data efficiency, mobility, built-in data protection and global unified management capabilities that only SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions deliver.”

The SimpliVity OmniStack Solution running on Lenovo System x3650 M5 is a hyperconverged IT platform that provides all IT services below the hypervisor, including compute, storage, and networking, real-time data deduplication, compression, and optimization functions along with built-in backup, disaster recovery, and WAN optimization capabilities—all in a single device.  

The enterprise-grade hyperconverged solution provides a scalable, modular, 2U building block of x86 resources offering all the functionality of traditional IT infrastructure.  OmniStack eliminates IT expense and complexity by consolidating 8 to 12 data center components into a single shared resource pool with global unified management.

The x3650 M5 offers high performance and pay-as-you-grow flexibility and is a great choice for businesses of all sizes. The x3650 M5 is designed to lower operating costs by providing outstanding reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) to keep business-critical applications and cloud deployments running efficiently, and comprehensive systems management tools that streamline deployment.

Key benefits of the SimpliVity OmniStack Solution with Lenovo include:
  • Simplified IT and 3x TCO savings through hyperconvergence
  • Improved performance for mission-critical applications combined with 40:1 average data efficiency
  • Enhanced ability to meet RPO and RTO objectives
  • Improved IT agility with VM-centric management approach
Availability and Pricing
SimpliVity OmniStack Solution with Lenovo System x3650 M5 is expected to ship in Q4 2015 in the United States and Canada and will be distributed through Arrow Electronics. Customers should contact your Lenovo or SimpliVity sales representative.

See a demonstration at booth #1029 at VMworld in San Francisco, California on August 30, 2015 through September 3, 2015

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.
About SimpliVity
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8-12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital and employs more than 500 worldwide. SimpliVity's business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors.  For more information, visit www.simplivity.com.

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