Lenovo, a global technology company with a revenue of US$71 billion, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its ThinkSystem products by introducing enhancements to the entire portfolio. The company said the aim is to provide scalable solutions to manage data across hybrid cloud environments, edge environments and conventional and AI workloads in retail, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, telecom and other sectors.
Lenovo also believes that customers need a new IT architecture that can span the client-edge-network-cloud layers. This will help companies use their data to produce insights that could change their businesses for the better.
“Lenovo has pioneered infrastructure solutions that have transformed entire industries for more than 30 years,” said Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president, Lenovo Group and President of Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Building on this legacy, we are now delivering the broadest portfolio advancement in our history, with industry-leading performance, reliability and sustainability, all based on an open architecture that will help customers more easily harness data to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.”
Recently, to reduce customer frustration and item loss at self-checkout kiosks. Kroger implemented Everseen’s Visual AI platform, enabled by Lenovo’s AI retail solutions and servers that Nvidia GPUs power.
“We’re seeing a fantastic ripple effect from the Lenovo and Everseen solutions,” says Chris McCarrick, senior manager of Asset Protection Solutions and Technology, Kroger. “We’re already reporting fewer errors at self-checkout. This translates to reduced retail shrink and gives us a more accurate view of what stock is going out of the store. This allows us to stay on top of replenishing inventory, which boosts on-shelf availability for customers and ultimately increases our sales.”
Lenovo’s Infrastructure Solutions V3 portfolio, composed of next-generation ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile, and ThinkEdge servers and storage systems, is trusted by industry professionals for being reliable and secure, the company says. Lenovo users can execute high-performance computing, AI, and mission-critical business workloads across hybrid multi-cloud compute environments with next-generation AMD Epyc, Intel Xeon processors, AMD Instinct and Nvidia GPUs and Nvidia AI Enterprise software.
Lenovo’s new ThinkAgile V3 hyper-converged infrastructure solutions come with software from partners such as Microsoft, Nutanix and VMware. They’re also available through TruScale Infrastructure as a Service for maximum flexibility. According to Lenovo, customers can now have the best of both worlds: the convenience of a cloud-like experience combined with the security and control usually found only in traditional on-premises solutions.
Boosting edge automation and management
Updated edge automation capabilities allow users to make data-based decisions quickly and effortlessly. To help customers manage this new class of data-centric workloads at the edge, the new Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-a) version 2.5 authenticates and activates leading ThinkEdge AI servers quickly, efficiently, and importantly, securely. As a result, businesses can access a fully operational edge system and gain insights from data faster than ever before.
Lenovo also introduced the new open cloud software management platform, XClarity One. XClarity One integrates TruScale Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Management-as-a-Service, and Smarter Support analytics. The company says it offers a modern, user-friendly interface that streamlines IT deployment, automation, orchestration, metering, and support from the edge to the cloud.
Lenovo was recently in the news for launching its AI Innovators program to give businesses of all sizes the tools they need to use artificial intelligence, including Smart City and edge AI manufacturing applications. The initiative helps companies who want to take AI from the lab and put it into everyday use.
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