Lenovo Revs Up AI Engine with New Hybrid Cloud Platforms

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  December 27, 2023

Businesses are sprinting into what some might call “an ever-expanding future.” The problem is IT teams need to keep pace, and that is easier said than done. Keeping pace means ditching clunky, incompatible tech and embracing agile solutions that stretch seamlessly from the edge of the network to the heart of the data center.

Think cloud-ready, pre-configured tools that integrate with existing setups without a hitch. These plug-and-play powerhouses should handle complex tasks without endless tweaking, so the IT team can focus on growth, not tech headaches. Deployment-ready solutions key here. They let teams adapt to new challenges, whether it's crunching piles data or keeping up with a growing customer base.

This edge-to-data center, cloud-powered approach isn't just about keeping up; it's about getting ahead. It allows IT teams to be the growth engine, building the tech foundation that lets businesses conquer the complexities of the modern world.

As I have previously said in this article, and many of my previous articles, taking on this approach is easier said than done. Or so I thought, anyways.

Lenovo unveiled an expansion to its hybrid cloud platform for AI, which aims to fuel businesses' AI endeavors with greater agility, connectivity and performance. The company introduced new ThinkAgile hyperconverged solutions and ThinkSystem servers powered by the latest Intel (News - Alert) Xeon Scalable Processors, marking a step toward democratizing AI across public, private and edge environments.

The core of the expansion lies in the new ThinkAgile HX7800 and HX3820 hyperconverged systems. These pre-configured, all-in-one solutions combine compute, storage, networking and virtualization into a single platform, simplifying AI deployment and management. Powered by the next-generation Intel Xeon CPUs, these systems deliver performance boosts, which enable faster training and inference for even the most demanding AI workloads.

Beyond raw power, the platform shines in its enhanced hybrid capabilities.

Lenovo (News - Alert)'s TruScale Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering allows customers to scale their AI resources across on-premises and public cloud environments, optimizing costs and maximizing flexibility. Additionally, the company's ThinkSystem SR670 and SR870 servers provide a foundation for deploying AI at the edge. This will bring intelligence closer to data sources for real-time insights and faster decision-making.

“Lenovo hybrid cloud solutions for AI workloads are propelling innovation and creating a faster, more flexible path to AI,” said Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software of Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “With up to 21% better performance, customers can leverage the new Lenovo solutions to reduce their IT footprint, achieve greater ROI and deliver business outcomes. The new portfolio is designed to support today’s AI, virtualization and multi-cloud workloads.”

With its focus on flexibility, scalability and comprehensive support, Lenovo's expanded hybrid cloud platform for AI positions the company as a key player in democratizing this transformative technology. Echoing what Amini stated, this push toward "AI for All" promises to allow businesses of all sizes to unlock the potential of AI, driving innovation and growth across industries.

Edited by Alex Passett
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