Lenovo to Offer VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ in North America

Lenovo further expands ThinkServer®portfolio of partner solutions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – July 16, 2013: Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced an expansion of its ThinkServer®partner solution portfolio with VMware vSphere®with Operations ManagementThe solution is available directly through Lenovo and Lenovo business partners in North America.  Lenovo has fully tested and validated VMware vSphere with Operations Management with ThinkServer®enterprise-grade servers.
VMware vSphere®with Operations Management™is an industry-leading virtualization and management platform that builds upon ThinkServer quality, performance, openness and value to deliver high service levels in a dynamic virtualized environment,” said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Product Group.  “ThinkServer deployments with virtualized environments help customers achieve increased uptime, higher capacity utilization, improved performance and simplicity in day to day operation.  This offering supports our strategy to build solutions with best-in-class technology partners.”
VMware vSphere®with Operations Managementoffers a virtualization platform with insight to IT capacity and performance, and is designed to maximize performance and availability of business critical applications at high service levels. According to a recent research report[1], customers who deploy VMware vSphere with Operations Management typically increase their ROI beyond running vSphere alone. For example: 
  • 40 percent increase in capacity utilization
  • 37 percent increase in consolidation ratios 
  • 26 percent decrease in time required for diagnostics and problem resolution
 “We are pleased to continue our close collaboration with Lenovo and its business partners in North America to offer VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ on ThinkServer® enterprise-grade servers,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “VMware vSphere with Operations Management enables solution providers to offer a range of value-added services to help customers efficiently manage and optimize their virtualized environments.”
For more information on VMware vSphere with Operations Management, visit Lenovo’s VMware page at   http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/servers/thinkserver/server-software-virtualization.html
Global support for Lenovo ThinkServer® customers is provided directly through VMware.  Services include unlimited tier-one and remote support, severity one support (24 hours by 7 days), on-line documentation, and product updates.  For additional information regarding Lenovo Services, please visit www.lenovo.com/services.
The solution is available in North America through Lenovo at www.lenovo.comand through Lenovo business partners.  

[1]Management Insight Technologies, “The Benefits of VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™,” September 2012

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