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Lenovo Targets Edge Analytics with Data Management Package, New All-Flash Array

Lenovo’s Data Center Group seeks to unify data from edge to cloud via new data management software, an all-flash storage array that supports object storage as well as AI-driven storage management and a data fabric geared toward data analytics.

The data management suite is among the latest offered by infrastructure vendors who are targeting the growing volumes of data at the network edge with the promise of applying data analytics to achieve business goals.

The new data management software, which was released by Lenovo on Thursday (Dec. 3), will run across the company’s storage portfolio along with new cloud management capabilities and a Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. The data management package includes object storage support for edge applications that tend to be customized for the emerging data storage framework.

The monitoring software is a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to automate optimization of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem storage systems and servers.

“The biggest thing customers are trying to do is [to find] a new way of…accelerating [and] modernizing their IT,” said Kamran Amini, general manager of Lenovo’s server, storage and software-defined infrastructure.

“What we’re seeing happening is customers are either moving data to the edge or going ahead and modernizing their basic, core data centers” to support private and hybrid clouds, Amini added. The next step is utilizing the data generated by this infrastructure to “get some kind of business outcome.”

Meanwhile, Amini said, enterprise consumption models are evolving as more customers run databases and other workloads in the cloud.

To help solve those challenges, the server and storage specialist is focusing its unified data management architecture on cloud and edge computing, analytics and AI along with an as-a-service consumption model for smart infrastructure.

To that end, Lenovo on Thursday (Dec. 3) released new data management software that will run across its storage portfolio along with new cloud management capabilities and a Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. The data management package includes object storage support for edge applications that tend to be customized for the emerging data storage framework.

The accompanying monitoring software is a cloud-based management platform that uses AI to automate optimization of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem storage systems and servers.

The unified approach responds to the reality that data is moving from the core to the edge and the cloud, noted Stuart McRea, who oversees Lenovo’s storage platforms. “That requires a new approach for managing that data on the edge.” Hence, the IT vendor touts its data management approach as a way to deliver real-time analytics on the growing amounts of data generated at the network edge.

The data management stack also includes integrated Amazon S3 object storage support. Adding object storage “provides data management for all the…


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