We’ve been hard at work expanding our enterprise business with new hyperconverged offerings and expanded industry partnerships. You also may have seen that we recently received the number-one customer satisfaction score from TBR (again) and have the industry’s most reliable server solutions. In parallel, we’ve been building out our Lenovo Storage portfolio with offerings in SAN, NAS, DAS and archive storage. Now, we’re rounding out our enterprise portfolio and will offer our customers a new line of Lenovo-branded Fibre Channel switches based on our close partnership with Brocade. This means customers can now take advantage of server to networking to storage infrastructure offerings from one source, Lenovo.

Why is this a big deal? Simply put, we understand that business trends like higher-density virtualization, mobility, flash storage and new data-access requirements demand that storage area networks are reliable, high performing and easy to manage. We also know that you are looking to IT solution providers to help you solve challenges caused by the above business trends in an affordable manner. I know it sounds like I’m playing IT buzzword bingo, but we know these are the challenges you are facing. And, we know that you expect us to provide end-to-end solutions that solve these challenges. That’s why offering Lenovo Storage Fibre Channel Switches to complete the portfolio makes total sense and helps us address a foundational area of data center infrastructure. You can now take advantage of the full enterprise data center offerings from one trusted vendor.

So why should YOU care? According to a recent release by the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), Fibre Channel is THE network of choice for 90 percent of Fortune 1,000 companies? THIS IS NOT trivial or coincidental; there are a lot of smart people running business-critical IT environments in these companies. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most compelling reasons why Fibre Channel is their network of choice.

  • Fibre Channel SANs deliver the highest levels of throughput.
  • Fibre Channel SANs enable applications to perform at their maximum, intended levels (imagine getting the performance out of your apps that are promised to you in the glossy marketing docs that you heretofore scoffed and scorned at).
  • Fibre Channel SANs dramatically simplify deployment and management.

Now, and most importantly, combining Lenovo servers and Lenovo storage with Lenovo Fibre Channel SAN switches brings you complete, innovative and affordable end-to-end solutions that address your dynamic business needs, and provides you a one-stop shop for everything in the data center.

Let’s boil this down. Lenovo now has customers of all types covered. Are you looking for a Fibre Channel SAN solution for a small-but-growing data center environment? Covered. Need a solution to help you get the most out of new investments in flash storage? Covered. Need to get more out of that new, data-hungry, bandwidth-hogging app? Covered. Are you ready to add capacity to your data center due to business growth? Again, covered! At the end of the day, we can now provide you with end-to-end data center solutions to address the most challenging of IT curve balls.

For more information, contact your Lenovo account manager or visit the following links.