Lenovo today announced a turnkey software-defined storage (SDS) appliance
that leverages its robust server platform combined with advanced
storage virtualization software and multi-core optimizing parallel I/O -
SANsymphony from DataCore Software. This new offering is the latest
milestone in Lenovo's effort to drive adoption of software-defined data
center technology, which offers compelling customer benefits such as
higher agility and simplicity, as well as better cost economics.
plans to offer the DX8200D as a pre-integrated appliance, which
promises to greatly simplify deployment and reduce management expenses
while providing a single point of support. The latest offering in
Lenovo's SDS portfolio, it enables data centers to rapidly deploy a
turnkey solution that harnesses the capabilities of existing SAN arrays.
It can optimize heterogeneous storage infrastructures, enabling them to
scale as needs grow and easily replace older storage arrays. Through
the centralized interface, the DX8200D provides data protection,
replication, de-duplication, compression, and other enterprise storage
capabilities at a much lower price point than traditional SAN arrays.
on Lenovo's System x3650 M5 server, which offers leadership reliability
and performance, the DX8200D is designed to deliver the highest levels
of response times, availability and utilization. Lenovo will pre-test
the appliances working with DataCore to reduce deployment risks and
increase time-to-value. With Predictive Failure Analysis and a
next-generation diagnostic panel to facilitate easy serviceability, the
x3650 M5 server helps reduce downtime and costs. Lenovo Trusted Platform
Assurance, a built-in set of security features and practices, protects
the hardware and firmware.
Lenovo DX8200D takes isolated storage devices, sometimes spread between
different locations, and places them under one common set of
enterprise-wide services. It pools their collective resources, managing
them centrally and uniformly despite the differences and
incompatibilities among manufacturers, models and generations of
With these appliances, data centers can realize lower total cost of ownership,1 with
an up to 90-percent decrease in time spend on storage management and
support tasks, up to a 75-percent reduction in storage costs and up to
100-percent reduction in storage-related downtime. With a 10-fold
increase in performance, data centers also can realize higher
availability of mission-critical data.
the Lenovo DX8200D can centrally automate discovery, inventory
tracking, real-time monitoring, configuration, fault detection, and
alert handling over its lifecycle with Lenovo's own XClarity software, a
best-in-class enterprise management tool.
assistance is available 24/7 with the DX8200D appliance, and features a
single point of contact for both hardware and software questions from
Lenovo's support organization - which is consistently rated #1 for
overall x86 server customer satisfaction.