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Nimble Storage and Lenovo form data center super group

By Shannon Williams
Wed 19 Oct 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Nimble Storage has teamed up with Lenovo in a move both companies say will transform data center capabilities.

The partnership will bring together Lenovo’s server technology and Nimble’s all flash array storage offerings and InfoSight support platform.

According to recent data from industry analyst firm Forrester, for 2016, U.S. enterprises are allocating only 29% of their tech budgets to new project spending and 45% of the balance to ongoing operations and maintenance, keeping the lights on, and maintaining the status quo.

The deal between Lenovo and Nimble Storage intends to transform data center capabilities by delivering new levels of efficiency and scale, and slashing the time IT teams spend managing infrastructure.

Lenovo and Nimble will enable the use of predictive analytics in infrastructure management to automate service activities, allowing data centers to redeploy their resources from maintenance and support tasks to strategic projects that deliver value for their organisations. 

“This strategic relationship with Nimble enables us to deliver a state of the art all flash offering, further extending the industry’s best customer experience by leveraging the predictive analytics platform, InfoSight, all while providing a lower TCO,” says David Lincoln, executive director and general manager of Server, Storage and Solutions Business Unit, Data Center Business Group, Lenovo.

“Through this new alliance, we are able to deliver a continuous integration of hardware, software, and analytics support, establishing the means to develop the next generation all flash data center and drive strategic value for our customers,” he says.

The partnership brings together Lenovo’s server technology with Nimble’s All Flash storage offerings and InfoSight Predictive Analytics to enable the IT professional to spend less time on maintenance and more time innovating.

In the first wave of these offerings, Lenovo announced its ThinkAgile CX series of converged infrastructure solutions, which has storage capabilities powered by Nimble Predictive All Flash arrays. “Immediate data access is critical to maintaining competitive edge. Unfortunately, enterprises continue to be challenged with complex infrastructure that causes applications to slow down and impact business,” says Suresh Vasudevan, chief executive officer, Nimble Storage.

“We strive to provide simple, self-managing infrastructure so IT organisations can steer their attention to strategic business initiatives,” he says.

“By combining our innovative technology with Lenovo’s global footprint and product scope we’ll provide a portfolio of high performance, application optimised solutions that minimise infrastructure management and lower overall support costs.” 

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