RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 27, 2014: Lenovo today announced the Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 Storage Array, a storage area network solution that offers small-to-medium sized enterprise businesses (SMBs) an excellent value with an affordable price. Ideally suited for the demanding needs and unpredictable workloads of today’s SMBs, the new Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is a dual storage processor SAN with full redundancy for all major components and dual paths of connectivity through-out, available exclusively through Lenovo.
Based on the award-winning EMC VNX unified storage family, the Intel-powered Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is perfectly designed to handle mixed workloads, both physical and virtual. Featuring 6-Gb/s SAS drives with multi-protocol block connection support and either 2.5” or 3.5” drive bays, the Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 offers impressive capacity, performance and efficiency at a competitive price.
The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 enables organizations to dynamically grow, share, and cost-effectively manage multi-protocol block storage access via a robust platform for consolidation of legacy block storage, file servers, and direct-attached application storage. The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 supports iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC), and FCoE access for high-bandwidth and latency-sensitive block applications.
The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 supports the EMC FASTTM Suite (FAST Cache and FAST VP). Highly active data is served from flash drives with FAST Cache to dynamically absorb unpredictable spikes in system workloads. As that data ages and becomes less active over time, FAST VP – fully automated storage tiering for virtual pools – automatically tiers the data from high-performance to high-capacity drives, resulting in the best performance and overall lower costs, regardless of application type or data age.
Ideal for SMB deployments where IT support is limited, the Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is configured with EMC Unisphere®, a built-in management system that provides an integrated user interface for simple remote management, as well as tool-less hot-swap components, fans and power supplies for easy device servicing. The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 includes the customizable Unisphere dashboard, which aggregates system information, including capacity, CPU utilization, health and alerts, enabling administrators to gain instant and actionable knowledge about environment performance.
The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is also designed to protect data against localized failures, outages, and disasters with its local and remote protection suite software, reducing the need for IT infrastructure support staff at small organizations. For customers on a budget and who require versatile expansion, high redundancy, availability and efficiency, the Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is an outstanding value storage area network solution.
Convenient and Flexible Enterprise Service Offerings
Lenovo has a suite of service offerings that help customers accurately budget for the level of protection required to keep their businesses up and running. Optional upgraded services are available to help maximize uptime and productivity. Premium Level Support provides access to priority call routing, escalation management and basic software support.
“This move is part of a previously announced, multi-tier agreement between Lenovo and EMC to drive innovation in the server and storage market”, said Vincent Fauquenot, VP Products and Channels, Lenovo EMEA. “The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 is a key solution element for enterprises, enabling Lenovo to provide server and storage solutions to our customers. The VNX5150 platform is a unique offering, based on EMC’s industry-leading midrange storage capabilities, tailored to the needs of Lenovo’s customers.”
Pricing and Availability1
The Lenovo|EMC VNX5150 Storage Array is already available in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Russia starting under €8,500 (excluding VAT), and it’s expected tol be available in additional EMEA countries in 4Q 2014.
To see Lenovo’s storage products, please go to www.lenovo.com.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
1 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.