Lenovo Partners with VMware on Software-Defined Data Center Solutions

In its first server announcement since completing the IBM System x server acquisition, Lenovo has announced plans to collaborate with VMware.

Together, the companies will deliver new IT infrastructure solutions for private and hybrid cloud, end user computing, and virtualization. This alliance extends the 16-year development relationship between System x and VMware and broadens the partnership to include the full range of Lenovo’s expanded server business.

Software-defined data center technologies support the delivery of compute, networking, and storage resources as a service. The joint solutions aim to bring together Lenovo’s servers and networking hardware with VMware infrastructure to help enterprises and service providers simplify the data center, speed application provisioning, and reduce costs.

“We are pleased to continue to work closely with Lenovo to help our mutual customers realize the benefits of a software-defined data center,” said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware. “With the combination of VMware and Lenovo solution, we are empowering organizations with powerful automation, agility and flexibility in their IT infrastructure.”

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