The most pertinent pain point facing CIOs now is where to turn relating to the current situation in supporting their business and employee’s needs. Currently, all vendors are fighting for an equal share of voice in the market as to who is providing the best solutions to suit this current scenario. At Lenovo, and because Lenovo is software agnostic, the approach is very different. Instead of expecting the CIO to respond to marketing campaigns about working from home, Lenovo is approaching the situation from a consultative angle to understand the key business challenges facing customers as they endeavor to provide a fully functional remote workforce.
We are seeing that these pain points relate to application compatibility or performance and even user satisfaction and adoption.
As more and more companies transition to operational expense structure, Lenovo see great demand from CIOs looking to scale up their operations using regional data centre facilities by hyperscalers such as Microsoft.
Products and solutions
With that in mind, Lenovo has expanded its portfolio of IT infrastructure solutions by launching the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and ThinkSystem DM7100. Also, for enterprises building end-to-end applications that leverage Microsoft Azure, the new Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and ThinkSystem DM7100 provide validated solutions for cloud tiering.
Lenovo sees that the enterprises will increase their adaptation of the OpEx model as it gives them more control on their IT expenditure and allows them to scale their operation based on demand. Additionally, IT decision makers in the UAE have been facing a dilemma of storing company data while abiding with the nation’s strict data residency laws.
Therefore, hyperscalers will work on establishing a bigger presence in the region to provide companies with the opportunity to scale up their business without having to store data outside the country they reside in.
Lenovo has been rolling out a wide portfolio of innovative products that delivers cost-effective, reliable, and scalable data centre solutions by combining industry-leading technology and the world’s best software-defined offerings. Earlier in 2017, the company unveiled the ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile family which was a success in server offerings.
Lenovo launched the ThinkSystem DE and DM Series through its partnership with NetApp. Lenovo’s diversified offerings also focus on edge to cloud solutions as seen in our recent launch of the ThinkSystem SE350. Furthermore, as hyperscalers deploy regional data centres, Lenovo introduced the ThinkAgile MX1021 which harnesses the power of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI at the edge to reduce latency and analyse data where it’s produced.
Speed is critical to the success of customer business operations; therefore, Lenovo sees a continuous shift towards edge computing solutions. Lenovo is witnessing a strong demand for solutions such as the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 or Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7100.
For customers that do not require time-sensitive solutions, Lenovo’s ThinkAgile cloud portfolio remains popular. As part of this portfolio, Lenovo continue to offer a wide range of answers to cater to the needs of customers through private cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud or customised cloud solutions.