January has been another big month for VSPEX. While we’re always trying to offer business more choice and flexibility at every layer of the IT stack, today marks the third major product announcement we’ve made since the New Year. That means we’re on pace to introduce more VSPEX solutions this year than ever before!  We are proud to introduce a new family of VSPEX solutions powered by Lenovo’s world-class compute and infrastructure technology.

 

These four new solutions are the first to be born out of our ongoing relationship that includes joint go-market activities, engineering interlock, and incentives for resale partners. While you can expect to see many more VSPEX solutions that are powered by Lenovo technology, let’s take a look at the new offerings and what they can do for your business:

 

VPSEX Private Cloud with Lenovo

The VSPEX/Lenovo partnership began last year with the introduction of private cloud solutions built for SMB customers that featured Lenovo’s ThinkServer compute technology and EMC’s VNXe unified storage array. These solutions were designed to start small – with the entry-level solution helping you virtualize 25 physical servers. They scaled up to 100 VMs, and this solution we’re announcing today includes more powerful ThinkServer technology and can help you scale up to 125 VMs using VMware vSphere 5.5.

 

If you’re looking to virtualize more physical servers in a large environment, we have a new VSPEX with Lenovo solution to help there as well. This new solutions is based on Lenovo’s Flex System converged blade server, network, and virtualization platform, along with EMC’s VNX storage arrays. This new solution can support anywhere from 200 to 1,000 virtual machines, and makes upgrades easy thanks to Lenovo’s lifecycle management capabilities.

 

VSPEX End User Computing With Lenovo

For businesses looking to deploy a virtual desktop environment, we’ve teamed with Lenovo to offer two solutions that can be deployed in the most diverse data centers.

 

The first solution is for small to medium-sized VDI deployments and once again leverages Lenovo’s ThinkServer line, along with Lenovo’s RackSwitch networking, and VMware Horizon with View. These solutions allow you to deploy up to 500 virtual desktops and provide enterprise-like reliability in an SMB package.

 

If your business needs to create a larger VDI environment, a second solution for End User Computing with Lenovo’s Flex System converged blade servers is also available. This solution utilizes EMC’s XtremIO all-flash array and provides the ultimate in performance, response times, and data protection for both persistent and non-persistent desktops. These solutions can scale up to 3,500 VDI instances and are a perfect fit for power-users who need anytime access to all of their data from any device.

 

More information on these new VSPEX solutions powered by Lenovo and their respective reference architectures can be found at the Lenovo page on the VSPEX EMC Community Network site.