Well, June 6th was an exciting day for Lenovo and for me as we made some major announcements around Data Center and specifically the Lenovo Converged HX Series. The announcement has many parts but it overall shows just how serious Lenovo is about the hyperconverged market. We announced a refresh of the original three appliances, and introduced the HX 1000 Series, which is purpose-built for remote office/branch office (ROBO) and the HX 2000 Series which is purpose-built for small and medium size businesses (SMB). Several new models were added to the HX 3000 and 5000 Series as well as the introduction of new Intel processors for all appliances. Some new features to note are the addition of a 1U-1Node and 2U-4Node form factor, all flash models, GPU and Hyper-V support and coming soon - Secure Encrypted Drives.
The Lenovo HX Series portfolio went from three appliances to eleven in just five months. If you recall my first blog was just back in November of 2015 when the partnership with Nutanix was announced. So in a matter of just seven months, Lenovo went from non player to major player and with dedicated sales forces in place at both Lenovo and Nutanix. The pipeline is growing and new opportunities are being registered every day.
Also this past week we featured the Lenovo HX Series at Lenovo Tech World 2016. This was the first year that the Data Center Group, which I am part of, participated. We had several data center technology demos up and running, including the HX 3000 series. Stay tuned for more updates from me regarding the HX Series and our participation in the Nutanix .NEXT conference which will be later this month.
If you are interested in getting more information about the Lenovo Converged HX Series click here or contact your local Lenovo or authorized Business Partner representative.
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