Lenovo to Offer VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ in North America

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Lenovo to Offer VMware vSphere®with Operations Managementin North America

Lenovo further expands ThinkServer®portfolio of partner solutions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced an expansion of its ThinkServer® partner solution portfolio with VMware vSphere®with Operations Management. The solution is available directly through Lenovo and Lenovo business partners in North America. Lenovo has fully tested and validated VMware vSphere with Operations Management with ThinkServer® enterprise-grade servers.


"VMware vSphere® with Operations Managementis an industry-leading virtualization and management platform that builds upon ThinkServer quality, performance, openness and value to deliver high service levels in a dynamic virtualized environment," said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Product Group. "ThinkServer deployments with virtualized environments help customers achieve increased uptime, higher capacity utilization, improved performance and simplicity in day to day operation. This offering supports our strategy to build solutions with best-in-class technology partners."

VMware vSphere®with Operations Management offers a virtualization platform with insight to IT capacity and performance, and is designed to maximize performance and availability of business critical applications at high service levels. According to a recent research report1, customers who deploy VMware vSphere with Operations Management typically increase their ROI beyond running vSphere alone. For example:

  • 40 percent increase in capacity utilization
  • 37 percent increase in consolidation ratios
  • 26 percent decrease in time required for diagnostics and problem resolution

"We are pleased to continue our close collaboration with Lenovo and its business partners in North America to offer VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™ on ThinkServer® enterprise-grade servers," said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "VMware vSphere with Operations Management enables solution providers to offer a range of value-added services to help customers efficiently manage and optimize their virtualized environments."

For more information on VMware vSphere with Operations Management, visit Lenovo's VMware page at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/servers/thinkserver/server-software-virtualization.html.

Services

Global support for Lenovo ThinkServer® customers is provided directly through VMware. Services include unlimited tier-one and remote support, severity one support (24 hours by 7 days), on-line documentation, and product updates. For additional information regarding Lenovo Services, please visit www.lenovo.com/services.

Availability

The solution is available in North America through Lenovo at www.lenovo.com and through Lenovo business partners.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company - the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader - serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo's business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

VMware, vSphere and Operations Management are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective organizations. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

1 Management Insight Technologies, "The Benefits of VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™," September 2012



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