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Lenovo and VMware collaborate on resilient edge computing

Lenovo ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers will ship with pre-installed VMware edge software

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) and VMware have teamed up to enable resilient edge computing.

As part of the new partnership, Lenovo ISG will integrate VMware's edge software with its ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Servers

The preloaded software will be directly accessible to customer edge sites via two ruggedized ThinkSystem SE350 servers. Lenovo has also announced enhancements to its Open Cloud Automation software, enabling customers to plan, deploy, and manage data center cloud and edge infrastructure simultaneously. 

“For better business continuity, improved applications and user experiences, hybrid cloud models are being deployed both in the cloud and at the edge,” stated Charles Ferland, vice president and general manager of edge computing and communication service providers at Lenovo ISG.

Commenting on the firm’s hybrid solution, Ferland said the new software can reduce the number of servers required at the edge by half. Additionally, ThinkSystem SE350’s integrated networking features will eliminate the need for additional networking elements at edge sites.

Lenovo will reportedly be the first to market with VMware and its upcoming software solutions for the edge. The solutions will include built-in switching and wireless connectivity to simplify network configuration.

Most notably, the integrated VMware bundle on ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server will help customers recreate the environment they have in their data centers at their edge locations. 

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Thanks to its rugged chassis, the ThinkSystem SE350 Edge Server can endure high temperatures, shocks, and vibrations, making it ideal for harsh environments. Its encrypted hard disks, along with motion and tamper detection, guarantee data and device security at all times.

“Deployment of distant edge sites requires a management toolset that seamlessly allows organizations to automate tasks, without requiring specialized staff on-site. Lenovo has enhanced its Lenovo Open Cloud Automation software solution to now include edge-supported features, driving accelerated time to value for customers with cutting-edge management capabilities,” added Lenovo.

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