LENOVO EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO OPEN SOURCE

  • Unveils New Iteration of Open Platform at Red Hat Summit 2017
  • Opens Innovative Cloud Technology Center
BOSTON – May 2, 2017 – Expanding its commitment to open source communities and the development of Telco-focused solutions, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) today announced, at Red Hat Summit 2017, a new  version of its open source platform, Open Platform @ Lenovo (OP@L), and the opening of an advanced cloud technology center. Building on these cutting-edge initiatives, the company pledged to continue developing powerful integrated solutions that provide the backbone for rich mobile content, 5G networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) workloads. The company also reinforced its commitment to help clients in this sector build out next-generation data centers, using open source technologies, to address the growing demand for agile, cost-effective, and flexible architectures.
 
Reaffirms Commitment and Contributions to Open Source

Since joining several open source organizations and forums over the past two years, Lenovo has significantly increased its presence and contributions in these communities. The company’s commitment to open standards across its data center solutions portfolio is a critical element in addressing the challenges of the IoT space and the exponential growth in today’s Internet connections. These moves underscore its commitment that these challenges can only be addressed by leveraging the open source communities and open standards. 
 
Commits to the Development of Telco/Network Function Virtualization Focused Solutions
 
First announced at last year’s Red Hat Summit 2016, the company also unveiled the latest iteration of its OP@L OCP-based infrastructure, powered by Red Hat’s software stack, for Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Network Function Virtualization is an emerging cloud architecture that virtualizes network services that are now being carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware. Leveraging OP@L, Lenovo plans to advance open NFV architectures that can be customized and highly-secured to address the demanding needs of today’s service providers. This emerging architecture is designed to decrease the latency and cost needed to launch and operate 5G network services and improve throughput for telco/NFV workloads.
 
The integration of Red Hat’s NFV solution with Lenovo’s OP@L is the latest development in an expanding strategic collaboration, between the companies, to develop and deliver open, robust and flexible solutions for service provider clients, as well as those in other industries. A demonstration of OP@L with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and other ecosystem partners can be seen at the Lenovo booth #232.
 
New Lenovo Cloud Technology Center Opens
 
Building on this momentum, Lenovo also recently opened its advanced Cloud Technology Center located on its Morrisville, NC campus. The center is focused on the development of leading-edge solutions in the areas of hybrid cloud management, OpenStack offerings, and software defined storage. The new center is staffed by engineers, from around the globe, and is focused on open source contributions from various communities. The new center will allow customers worldwide to access the latest hyperconverged and converged solutions and conduct proof of concept demonstrations.
 
Those attending Red Hat Summit 2017 can learn more by visiting Lenovo at booth #232.
 
About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 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 Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

Quotes
 
Lenovo: (Brian Connors, VP, Next Generation IT & Business Development)

 “Working within the framework of the open source communities, Lenovo is aggressively investing in product enablement, system architecture, and research and development to create open “standards-based” solutions. Together with Red Hat, we’re helping to reduce complexity and cost, while enabling even greater flexibility and value. Together, we will help accelerate development around NFV platforms for our shared service provider customers.”

Lenovo: (Philippe Davy, VP Global Telco, Lenovo)

“We know 5G and IoT will drive a significant change in data center design. Lenovo champions open standards and integrated operability, so customers can avoid vendor lock-in, while maintaining maximum flexibility and time to market.”

Red Hat: (Scott Musson, VP Alliances)

“We welcome Lenovo’s expanded participation in the open source community and are pleased about our shared growing relationship surrounding Telco and Cloud initiatives. We look forward to working with them to deliver the certified solutions that help customers modernize their infrastructures, embrace new technologies, and deliver new services to their customers.”
 
 
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