In the age of the customer, slow is the new broke: poorly designed application or downtime means lost productivity, reduced revenue and subpar end-user satisfaction. Data centers spend an inordinate amount of time and resources desperately trying to keep the lights on instead of devoting more time on developing new capabilities that can help their organizations grow and prosper.
Ahead of its Hybrid Cloud Airlift 2017 event later this month, Microsoft today announced the third Technical Preview (TP) of Azure Stack. Azure Stack is designed to bring the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. Lenovo is proud to be a supporting hardware partner and plans to offer customers the ability to easily deploy Azure in your data center with our upcoming Lenovo ThinkAgile™ for Microsoft Azure Stack solution.
Lenovo ThinkAgile for Microsoft Azure Stack is a turnkey, rack-scale hybrid cloud solution powered by industry-leading software-defined infrastructure delivering resiliency, performance, security, ease of manageability and rapid deployment. Designed to help you focus on quickly transforming valuable data center resources into cloud services to enable DevOps agility, the ThinkAgile solution is pre-integrated and validated and factory assembled. It also ships up to two times faster than competing alternatives and is complemented with a suite of professional services offerings including onsite install workload migration.
Lenovo’s ThinkAgile platform is designed to provide the ease and speed of public cloud with the control of on-premises IT. Azure Stack enables consistent cloud services across the private cloud within organizations, hosted public clouds provided by service providers, and the Azure public cloud provided by Microsoft. As a co-engineered solution, customers can be confident that the solution components perform seamlessly, meaning IT can now focus more on building proficiencies in deploying and operating cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and less on infrastructure – improving productivity and innovation.
Lenovo ThinkAgile for Microsoft Azure Stack is the perfect platform to:
- Deliver Azure cloud services from the security of your own data center
- Enable rapid development and iteration of apps with on-premises deployment tools to help transform your organization
- Unify app development across the hybrid cloud environment
- Easily move apps and data across private and public clouds
With co-located engineering organizations and a history of technical collaboration, Microsoft and Lenovo consistently deliver innovative joint solutions for the data center. Lenovo’s leadership in reliability, customer satisfaction, and performance combined with Microsoft’s leadership in software and cloud services continue to delight our joint customers. Open and flexible, this is another example of Lenovo’s commitment to enable customers to build the solutions they need, through our open partnerships free from legacy-free thinking.
More information about Azure Stack’s newest features in its third TP and purchasing options are available via Microsoft’s announcement. Click here for more information on Lenovo ThinkAgile for Microsoft Azure Stack.