Lenovo and predictive flash storage technology provider, Nimble Storage, have struck a new partnership to combine their respective data centre technologies to help build out the Chinese hardware giant's converged infrastructure offering portfolio.
Under the new alliance, Lenovo's flash-based storage and converged
infrastructure solutions will be powered by Nimble.
The deal sees Nimble join forces with Lenovo’s Data Centre Group to integrate its InfoSight flash storage and predictive analytics platform, which leverages predictive analytics to automate the company’s service activities, with the Chinese company’s XClarity infrastructure management software.
The idea, according to the companies, is to create “self-healing” system management capabilities across the entire data center infrastructure, including storage, compute, and networking.
The first product offering that will leverage the new technology partnership will be the ThinkAgile CX Series solution, which is set to become available on October 28.
The release of the ThinkAgile CX Series product will mark another step in Lenovo's continued efforts to build out its converged infrastructure portfolio, with the latest offering featuring storage capabilities powered by Nimble's predictive all flash arrays.
It is hoped that the alliance will also increase data centre resiliency through early problem identification and automated intervention across the infrastructure stack.
The result, according to the companies, is expected to provide IT professionals with the ability to redeploy resources from day-to-day maintenance tasks to strategic revenue-generating projects.
“This strategic relationship with Nimble enables us to deliver a state of the art all flash offering, further extending the industry’s best customer experience by leveraging the predictive analytics platform, InfoSight, all while providing a lower [total cost of ownership],” Lenovo Data Centre Group server, storage, and solutions business unit executive director and general manager, David Lincoln, said.
“Through this new alliance, we are able to deliver a continuous integration of hardware, software, and analytics support, establishing the means to develop the next generation all flash data center and drive strategic value for our customers,” Lincoln said.