Lenovo Oz Set For Datacentre Push: All-New Gear Unveiled
Lenovo Australia – best known as a marketer of PCs and tablets – is aiming to become a major contender in the datacentre supply business Down Under, after the Chinese company’s US HQ yesterday announced a huge new bundle of datacentre equipment.
The company indicated it is looking to carve out a much bigger share of the US$87 billion global datacentre technology market.
The new systems include next-gen software-defined-storage (SDN), enterprise networking offerings, high-performance servers and an enhanced suite of hyperconverged appliances.
“The broader portfolio drives Lenovo deeper into next-generation IT and strengthens the company’s ability to help customers transform their datacentres by embracing emerging data consumption and delivery models such as cloud-based infrastructure, big data and analytics solutions,” Lenovo said.
The company also: unveiled its first Lenovo-branded mid-range storage systems, dubbed the V-Series; rejuvenated its enterprise networking line with expanded offerings; and unveiled more details of a global strategic partnership with Juniper Networks, announced earlier this year, which will see Lenovo marketing a number of Juniper offerings.
There’s also an expanded portfolio of HX Series hyper-converged appliances, based on Nutanix software and Lenovo hardware. claimed to allow private cloud datacentres to connect seamlessly to the public cloud.
Lenovo Australia publicly began its push into the DC market in March when it renamed its enterprise business group the data centre group. In May it brought Margrith Appleby on board as A/NZ channel director, tasked with heading up the datacentre push Down Under.
The push was underlined at Lenovo’s annual awards night last week when Meridian IT was named “data centre group partner of the year”.