Lenovo launched new Converged HX Series appliances featuring Nutanix Acropolis and Prism software at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas.
“Lenovo delivers the Converged HX series of appliances to address disruptive shifts in IT consumption and data center design. Converged infrastructures with hyperconverged solutions are breaking down the traditional silos and helping customers drive down operating expense,” said Brian Connors, vice president, Next Generation Infrastructures and Business Development, Lenovo.
Lenovo claimed new appliances will provide its customers greater efficiency, agility and scalability while delivering a higher return on investment.
Further, the company said the hyperconverged appliance can be easily deployed. IDC validated that
Hyperconverged solutions powered by Nutanix software reduce the total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure by up to 60 percent.
The company launched three models of the hyperconverged appliance – Lenovo Converged HX3500, Lenovo Converged HX5500 and Lenovo Converged HX7500.
The first appliance is optimized for VDI and smaller virtualization workloads including email, file and print, web server, middleware, light database and remote/branch office environments.
The second is optimized for Server Virtualization workloads with larger capacity requirements including Hadoop big data, file servers, on-cluster backups, Splunk, and centralized disaster recovery for remote/branch office environments.
Meanwhile, the third model is optimized for Databases and other I/O intensive workloads, including MS SQL Server, MS Exchange, SharePoint and Oracle RAC environments.