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what is smartInfrastructure with Lenovo?
Lenovo is known as a leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology innovation with the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC environments. With the addition of nebulon’s smartInfrastructure technology, you’ll get cloud SaaS-based management and control for on-prem, server-based enterprise application data with automated infrastructure operations in your versatile Lenovo ThinkSystem servers – no external array needed.
smartInfrastructure is made up of a SaaS-based cloud control plane called nebulon ON which powers an on-prem data plane comprised of IoT endpoints called SPUs (Services Processing Units) embedded in your Lenovo application server. Each SPU runs a full stack of enterprise data services for shared or local storage applications, connects directly to the SSDs inside the server, and is the perfect companion to Lenovo’s compute solutions, optimized for virtualization, bare-metal databases, and containerized applications.
why smartInfrastructure for Lenovo?
get the power of cloud-based management for your on-premises data
smartInfrastructure’s tailored application templates, AI-assisted analytics and administration with powerful automation at-scale uses Lenovo’s ThinkSystem server to deliver cloud simplicity for your on-prem enterprise applications. This combination is a perfect fit for diverse workloads and applications and can be easily reconfigured for multiple enterprise applications in virtualization, containers, analytics and cloud computing.
eliminate the expense of traditional storage arrays
Cut your storage solution cost by up to 50% by running enterprise data services from your Lenovo server without compromising on compute performance.
avoid the restrictions of hyper-converged infrastructure
Hyper-converged Infrastructure consumes up to 25% of your server CPU, memory, and network resources and has limited OS support. With nebulon smartInfrastructure, you get 100% of your application server to run your critical workloads with zero Lenovo server resource overhead and support for any OS, which means you can take full advantage of the entire portfolio of use cases for Lenovo servers.
no new vendor required
The smartInfrastructure solution and support are available as a Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server option.
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