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REACHit lets you search Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box all at once

REACHit lets you search Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box all at once

It's a proud day here at Lenovo! After months of research, development and testing, we've released REACHit - the newest member of our DOit Apps family. Like it’s sister app SHAREit, REACHit was conceived as a way to make your digital life a little bit simpler - by giving you a single dashboard that lets you search for files across all of your cloud services (like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box) and all of your devices (like your home laptop, your work PC, your tablet, your mobile) at once. That's right. No matter what device you're on, you can use REACHit to find a file on any other device you have, or in any cloud storage service we support. And it's completely free on any Android or iOS device and Windows PCs. We hope you're excited to get your hands on REACHit for a test drive, and we'd love to hear your feedback on the app in the comments section below. Here's a short list of the things you should know about REACHit to get started. 1. REACHit works on Android, iOS and Windows devices If you're reading this and have a Lenovo PC, phone or tablet, awesome. We're thankful to have you as a customer. We also understand that most people have different brands of tech for different needs. With REACHit, you can...

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GUEST BLOG by David Tareen. David is the Director of Product Marketing for Flex System.  What is one of the top challenges for IT departments? The need to deploy sophisticated and advanced technology that can help meet their needs faster and at lower cost. Many data centers are successfully addressing this challenge with converged infrastructure (CI), which include servers, networking, storage and management designed to work together as a single unit. The unique characteristics of CI enable IT departments to add applications and capabilities quickly, and thus provide their businesses with a competitive advantage. The basic premise behind CI is simple; as we integrate components, the cost and the complexity flows out. Customer-focused CI vendors will take a solutions approach to extend the basic premise by integrating software along with the hardware. Take virtual desktop computing (VDI) as an example. A traditional VDI solution can help consolidate call-center IT to reduce cost and improve security. A more advanced VDI solution can enable deployment of applications across an enterprise and support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. So what is needed to deploy a VDI solution? It takes servers, networking, storage, virtualization technology, management of both physical and virtual desktop environment, cabling, PDUs and thermal consideration. In short, it requires a lot. A CI solution specifically for VDI can simplify this complexity. Design guides...

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Financial industry clients and industry benchmarks confirm that the System x3750 M4 is a proven winner for low latency transaction processing applications. Redline Trading Solutions Redline Trading Solutions creates ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems that enable firms to excel in today’s equities, options, futures and FX markets. With a huge amount of money at stake, financial markets firms are in a constant arms race to minimize end-to-end latency and seize fleeting market opportunities ahead of the competition. The Need: With a huge amount of money at stake, financial markets firms are in a constant arms race to minimize end-to-end latency and seize fleeting market opportunities ahead of the competition. The Solution: With Redline solutions on 32-core compact System x3750 M4 servers, based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v2 family, firms can reliably achieve ultra-low latency and predictable performance.  Clients can deploy their entire trading system on 32 cores in a single 2U System x3750 M4 server. The Benefit: Extreme low latency reliability and fast performance enable firms to spot and act on profitable trading opportunities faster than competitors while reducing cost. Lee Fisher, VP, Technical Marketing at Redline  stated “With the x3750 M4, they can pack more processing into rented co-located rackspace, reducing costs and latency.” Fisher, wrapped it up by saying “The...

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System x M5 Family

System x M5 Family

Recently, Lenovo refreshed its existing mainstream System x dual-socket server offerings (1U rack x3550 M5 and the most popular 2U rack x3650 M5) by expanding support for the latest processor, networking, and storage technologies. In this blog, I'd like to briefly explore these new technologies and their potential benefits for different workload types. Also, I will discuss some industry benchmark results to highlight the key benefits that the x3550 M5 and x3650 M5 systems offer based on actual performance measurements. Processor options The System x M5 servers now support the full range of Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, including 18 or 16 cores (2.3 GHz core speeds); 14, 12, or 10 cores (up to 2.6 GHz core speeds); 8 cores (up to 3.2 GHz core speeds); 6 cores (up to 3.4 GHz core speeds); and 4 cores (up to 3.5 GHz core speeds). The following table recaps the differences between the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family and its predecessor, the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 product family. Feature E5-2600 v2 E5-2600 v3 Improvement ratio Maximum number of cores 12 18 1.5x (higher is better) Maximum L3 cache 30 MB 45 MB 1.5x (higher is better) Maximum memory speed 1866 MHz 2133 MHz 1.14x (higher is better) Maximum memory capacity 768 GB 1.5 TB* 2.0x (higher is...

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This is part of a weekly series featuring content from the Lenovo Companion App We want to ensure you have everything at your fingertips to monitor your new PC. Hopefully you won't run into any problems with your new Lenovo system, but if you do, continue reading to find out where to go to diagnose the problem and find our recommended solutions. Lenovo Diagnostics Lenovo Diagnostics contains a suite of quick and extended tests that include memory, storage (SSD, SATA and SAS), optical, wireless, mother board, CPU, video and RAID. The diagnostics are available as a bootable, or a downloadable package that can be run under Windows (or Linux) operating systems. Monitor System Health If you want to check and monitor your system health then check out the Lenovo Solution Center (LSC). LSC acts as a central hub for monitoring system health and security. With LSC, you can monitor your system’s virus and firewall status, update your software, perform a backup, check battery health, and get registration and warranty information. You can also immediately test or schedule a test of your system’s hardware, and learn from hints and tips to achieve maximum system performance. LSC uses a snapshot feature, which allows you to compare your current hardware and software configuration with the earlier configuration that was created the first time you launched Lenovo Solution Center. Download LSC for Windows 8.1 

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