Just in case you missed it, on Tuesday, November 4, we announced a partnership and OEM agreement with Nutanix. Next month, at the Gartner Data Center Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, we will be announcing the first in a line of Lenovo hyperconverged system appliances powered by Nutanix software. This is a deep partnership that includes investments by both Lenovo and Nutanix in platform engineering, development and go-to-market initiatives, as well as dedicated sellers and technical support from both companies and channel partners worldwide.

Hyperconverged solutions are helping to address IT challenges today, such as silos of servers, storage and virtualization. They radically lower costs through the agility and simplicity they bring. Here’s a simple definition. Hyperconverged infrastructure natively integrates compute, storage and virtualization into a single, x86-based appliance, deployed in scale-out clusters, enabling next-generation data centers. In addition to dramatically reducing costs as I mentioned above, hyperconverged infrastructure also greatly reduces server, storage and virtualization complexity within data centers.

You may be asking yourself why Lenovo and Nutanix? The bottom line is this is important to our customers and we want to be the leader in this space. How do we know this is important? According to IDC, the 2015 market for hyperconverged infrastructure is $807 million with huge growth in the coming years. Additionally, more than half of those who haven’t already adopted hyperconverged infrastructure plan to deploy it within the next 24 to 36 months, according to ActualTech Media (Lowe, 2015). With Lenovo’s industry-leading enterprise systems powered by the award-winning Nutanix software, this combination is sure to be a hit. Lenovo servers are ranked number one in x86 reliability according to ITIC and number one in customer satisfaction according to TBR. Coupled with our global reach in fast-growing markets such as China, this provides an accelerated route to market. Nutanix is the market leader in the hyperconverged software space with 52 percent share. They were recently named by Gartner as a leader in its 2015 Integrated Systems Magic Quadrant. Both companies are committed to delivering hyperconverged solutions that enable IT organizations to focus on the business-critical applications and services that power their businesses.

It’s an exciting time at Lenovo and we are all thrilled about the partnership with Nutanix. For more information, visit our Lenovo-Nutanix landing page and keep an eye out for more news from Lenovo regarding hyperconverged systems. If you missed it, you can read the full press release on our news site and the blog from VP of Alliances, Brian Connors.