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Lenovo Announces Cloud, Database And Big Data Reference Architectures

By on 23/09/2015

Lenovo announced expanded partnerships with Red Hat and VMware aimed at helping customers accelerate deployment of high performance cloud applications. New database reference configurations from Lenovo have been announced, supporting popular Big Data and relational database management systems.

Lenovo has partnered with Red Hat to provide cloud platforms built using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform running on Lenovo system x3650/x3550 M5 and ThinkServer RD650/RD550 rack servers.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Lenovo to provide our leading open-source solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform on top of Lenovo hardware. Together, we’ll bring secure, reliable and flexible platforms to enterprise IT, be it on bare metal, via virtual machines or powering private- and hybrid-cloud deployments,” said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat.


The Lenovo Cloud Reference Architecture for VMware Software Defined Data Center consists of Lenovo System x3650 M5 2U rack servers featuring Intel Xeon e5-2600 v3 processors, Lenovo networking hardware, and IBM Storwize V3700 disk storage system. According to Lenovo, the new updated configurations can deliver up to 61 percent higher virtualization performance than before.

“The Lenovo reference architecture built on the VMware software-defined data center strategy delivers virtualized infrastructure services with built-in intelligence — to automate the on-demand provisioning, configuration and control of applications based on defined policies,” said Tom Herrmann, vice president of Global Strategic Alliances, VMware.

The Lenovo Database Configuration for EnterpiseDB Postgres Plus uses the Lenovo System x3850 X6 Mission Critical server running the Postgres Plus Advanced Server database software from EnterpriseDB. Lenovo has also announced updated architectures for companies using Cloudera, MapR and IBM Hadoop Big Data platforms. These new architectures have been tested and optimized using Lenovo System x3650 and x3550 M5 rack servers.