Artificial Intelligence (AI) is utterly dependent on abundant data, which in turn necessitates high-speed, expansive storage. Entering the scene with new storage systems, optimized for read-heavy corporate AI workloads and sizable data sets, is the renowned vendor Lenovo.
Lenovo’s all-new ThinkSystem DG storage arrays deploy the densest flash storage available, the all-flash storage and quad-level cell (QLC) architecture. Lenovo boasts that these systems are equipped for performance six times faster and up to 50% less expensive than HDD arrays.
The ThinkSystem DM3010H array is Lenovo’s solution for small and medium business clients. It promises enhanced scalability and versatility for various workloads, such as file services, virtualization, backup, archive, and other I/O applications.
Lenovo’s freshly launched DG and DM storage solutions are equipped with the brand-new Unified Complete management software, inclusive of ransomware protection and data-protection features. These additions aim to secure corporate data throughout its lifecycle and lower the risks related to data breach and data loss. Immediate features include immutable file copies and multi-tenant key management, reducing ransomware’s ability to alter a file.
Moreover, Lenovo insists its DG array can provide up to 25% power savings compared to hybrid arrays and facilitates workload consolidation, consequently minimizing rack space and data center footprint.
Lenovo’s latest offering also incorporates the ThinkAgile SXM4600 and SXM6600 servers, intentionally engineered for Microsoft Azure Stack. Azure Stack serves as the local counterpart of Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, enabling firms to operate Azure within their data centers while smoothly transitioning applications and data between their systems and the Azure service.
Lenovo purports that its ThinkAgile systems can deliver a staggering 183% increase in transactional database performance improvement and up to a 3-to-1 consolidation for Microsoft applications. The SXM solutions are devised with full-stack lifecycle management, complemented by Azure integration.
Lenovo’s new arrays are currently available for purchase or through the vendor’s TruScale infrastructure-as-a-service, structured on a pay-per-use basis.