In today’s Data Centers, IT departments spend up to 90% of time and resources just trying to keep the lights on. Instead, they should be devoting more time on innovation and new capabilities that can help their organizations grow and prosper.

Last week Microsoft hosted their Hybrid Cloud Airlift 2017 event which featured Azure Stack. Azure Stack is designed to bring the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. Lenovo is proud to be a supporting hardware partner and is offering customers the ability to easily deploy Azure in your data center with our Lenovo ThinkAgile™ SX for Microsoft Azure Stack solution.  At the event, Lenovo had a fully functional, multi-node demonstration of the current Azure Stack TP3 code.

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack is a turnkey, rack-scale hybrid cloud solution powered by innovative software-defined infrastructure delivering resiliency, performance, security, simplified life cycle management and rapid deployment. Designed to help you focus on quickly transforming valuable data center resources into cloud services to enable DevOps agility, the ThinkAgile solution is pre-integrated, validated and factory assembled and is complemented with a suite of professional services offerings including onsite installation and deployment services.  With XClarity’s open and secure APIs, integration into SCOM, Nagios and other systems management tools,  management is  centralized and simplified.

Lenovo’s ThinkAgile platform is designed to provide the ease and speed of public cloud with the control of on-premises IT. Azure Stack enables consistent cloud services across the hybrid cloud within organizations, hosted public clouds provided by service providers, and the Azure public cloud provided by Microsoft. As a co-engineered solution, customers can be confident that the solution components perform seamlessly, meaning IT can now focus more on building proficiencies in deploying and operating cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and less on infrastructure – improving productivity and innovation.

To ensure continuous reliability and product enhancements rolling updates are periodically made available.  Before any updates are released both Microsoft and Lenovo perform comprehensive functionality and security audits on any software, firmware or driver updates. 

Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack is the perfect platform to:

  • Deliver Azure cloud services from the security of your own data center
  • Enable rapid development and integration of apps with on-premises deployment tools to help transform your organization
  • Unify app development across the hybrid cloud environment
  • Easily move apps and data across hybrid and public clouds

With co-located engineering organizations and a history of technical collaboration, Microsoft and Lenovo have consistently delivered innovative joint solutions for the data center.  Lenovo’s leadership in reliability, customer satisfaction, and performance combined with Microsoft’s leadership in software and cloud services continue to delight our joint customers. Open and flexible, this is another example of Lenovo’s commitment to enable customers to build the solutions they need, through our partnerships.

More information about Azure Stack’s newest features are available in Microsoft’s announcement of  its third TP. Click here for more information on Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack.