Lenovo has worked closely with Microsoft for many years to ensure our products perform smoothly and reliably with Microsoft operating systems and software. Our customers can leverage the benefits of our partnership with Microsoft by taking advantage of HCI solutions that have been certified under the Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) program. Deploying Lenovo certified configurations for Microsoft HCI solutions takes the guesswork out of system configuration.
Ready, Set, Simplify With explosive growth of data volume and variety, organizations need highly scalable solutions that enable nimble response to changing demands. IT departments want to better manage volatile workloads and growing data with predictable cost, elastic storage scalability and simplified administration. With Lenovo vSAN ReadyNodesTM you can rapidly deploy pre-engineered, tested and scalable storage to meet growing performance and capacity needs. VMware vSAN provides the first step in migrating to a Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC), providing high availability, ease of scale-out, and VM-specific storage policies. The combination of Lenovo servers and VMware software makes this a leading edge, cost-effective storage solution.Intel® OptaneTM TechnologyAs customers start to move their most business critical and performance sensitive applications to vSAN based HCI solutions they are recognizing that they need higher performance than the current SAS and SATA based All-Flash HCI solutions can deliver. Intel® OptaneTM addresses this performance issue by using NVMe, an interface designed for high performance and a non-volatile memory technology that can provide data at almost the speed of DRAM. Increase Security, Reliability, and Efficiency Lenovo vSAN ReadyNodes with Intel® OptaneTM technology provide an ideal combination of hardware and software for high performance and exceptional reliability allowing you to confidently converge diverse workloads on the same hyperconverged infrastructure. With the combination of powerful Lenovo Servers, Intel Optane Technology and VMware vSAN customers can expect· Up to 10x lower latency· 37% Better price performance· Up to 4x the IOPs When compared to SAS based All-Flash vSAN solutions.Lenovo servers blend outstanding uptime, performance and I/O flexibility for cost efficiency and rock-solid reliability, making it an excellent platform for virtualized environments. These powerful servers offer an energy-smart, affordable, and easy-to-use solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to help lower costs and manage risks. Businesses benefit from: · Resilient architecture with balanced performance and density ideal for VMware vSAN · High uptime with redundant hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies · Predictive failure analysis for advanced warning on power supplies, fans, VRMs, disks, processors and memorySmart Management Lenovo vSAN ReadyNodes can be rapidly provisioned and easily managed with Lenovo XClarityTM Administrator software. XClarity delivers:· Ability to deliver hardware like software · Fast, flexible and scalable hardware systems management · Integration into VMware vCenter and vRealize software to unify and automate end-to-end infrastructure provisioning and management Additionally, Lenovo XClarityTM Energy Manager provides you with the information, analysis, and policy-based automation to take control of your data center power requirements. Foundational Element for the Software-Defined Data Center The Lenovo Engineered Solutions for the VMware Software-Defined Data Center architecture and VMware Horizon client virtualization can help transform your data center into an agile, automated, and services-oriented data center. Industrial-grade Lenovo Engineered vSAN ReadyNode Systems with Lenovo XClarity provide the agile, elastic, and resilient foundational elements to accelerate your journey
The DataON K2N-212 includes two 2U server nodes and switchless “back-to-back” networking support. Optimized for performance and capacity, it features NVMe cache and cost-effective HDDs for capacity. It is expandable to up to three storage tiers with additional SATA SSDs. DataON Kepler 2-node (K2N) hyper-converged appliances are designed for small-to-medium sized businesses, remote office/branch offices, edge, and IoT deployments.
DataON HCI-224 solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI provide unrivaled performance with all-NVMe flash storage. It’s perfect for primary data centers looking for the best performance. Built-in integration with Azure makes it easy to use Azure for infrastructure management services.
DataON HCI-212 solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI are ideal for on-premises primary data centers that require large amounts of storage capacity. Built-in integration with Azure makes it easy to use Azure for infrastructure management services.
DataON HCI-208 HCI solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI provide unrivaled performance in a 2U solution. Equipped with Intel® NVMe flash storage, it’s ideal for small to medium-sized primary data centers. Built-in integration with Azure makes it easy to use Azure for infrastructure management services.
The DataON K2N-224 includes two 2U server nodes and switchless “back-to-back” networking support. Optimized for IOPS and performance, it can be configured with either Intel® Optane™ or NVMe for cache, with NVMe or SATA SSDs for capacity. DataON Kepler 2-node (K2N) hyper-converged appliances are designed for small-to-medium sized businesses, remote office/branch offices, edge, and IoT deployments.
The DataON K2N-108 includes two 1U server nodes and switchless “back-to-back” networking support. Optimized for performance with all-NVMe storage, its size and price makes it ideal for small-to-medium sized business, remote office/branch office, edge and IoT deployments.
The Intel® Select Solution for vSAN 6.7 was built within the WWT Advanced Technology Center to validate an Intel® Reference Architecture that was published November 2017. We’ve since upgraded the RA to match the latest releases of VMware vSAN and an updated Bill of Materials which include the latest Intel® Optane™ NVMe Drives. This infrastructure was built to enable testing and validation.The target audience for this demo capability and lab is for organizations looking to run high-performance workloads on a HyperConverged Infrastructure solution. Even Big Data could be run on an HCI solution with the proper Replication Factor settings on the SDS components along with Intel® Optane™ NVMe Drives.Multiple solutions and demos will be capable by this environment and will be flexible to expand to further use cases:Validate the complete hardware and software stack.Demonstrate that the solution can be used for a wider variety of use cases and applications than most HCI solutions on the market today.Demonstrates the Intel® Volume Management Device solution.Demonstrate how an NVMe environment can provide 10x the performance of a 3D NAND solution at almost 50% less cost.
The NT-HPC Simulation and Modeling Cluster provides a fast path for purchasing and deploying a cluster for advanced MPI workloads, plus, its configuration consists of a pre-validated selection of certain components designed to meet the demands of HPC applications and workflows. In addition, the performance of key system characteristics is verified for the Intel Select Solution for Simulation and Modeling at both the node and cluster level.Choosing an NT-HPC Simulation and Modeling Cluster takes the guesswork out of buying and deploying a cluster, and it puts the focus squarely where it needs to be—on using the cluster for discovery, higher productivity, and better performance. Inside the Select Solution from Nor-TechThe NT-HPC Simulation and Modeling Cluster is comprised of several key hardware and software components: Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) HPC fabric for latency-sensitive workloads, and other Intel® technologies that benefit HPC applications. Component choices deliver optimized performance for MPI-based simulation and modeling applications. Supportability is also addressed with the inclusion of Intel® Cluster Checker and Nor-Tech’s own branded NT-EZ Cluster Support solutions, which provide expert systems advice for administrators to use in keeping a cluster functioning.
When it comes to compute-intensive research areas, like highenergy particle physics and weather modeling and prediction, or computer-aided engineering (CAE), simulation and modeling workloads need to run on high performance computing (HPC) clusters. To support those applications at scale, modern HPC systems require multi-core processors, high-bandwidth fabrics, and broad input/output (I/O) capabilities.Because of the complexity and variety of technologies available on the market, assembling an HPC system can be time-consuming. And, integration and configuration of selected components an impact the performance of the solution. The level of expertise required to properly configure the combined solution can intimidate small to large organizations. RSC Group and its family of RSC Tornado and RSC Tornado Phi supercomputing solutions deliver ultrahigh-dense, energy-efficient, high-performance processing for organizations that need supercomputing resources quickly.
Software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) simplify the way networks are designed, deployed, and managed enabling both provider and customer to monetize on new business models faster, and to lower costs. The increasing adoption of these technologies is redefining enterprise connectivity at the network edge where service providers are virtualizing network elements such as routers, firewalls, application delivery controllers and SD-WAN appliances and reunifying them on open universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) that can be programmed to fulfill new functions on the fly.To support these platforms, Intel has developed the Intel Select Solutions for uCPE reference design to arrive at a verified and workload-optimized configuration based on the functional requirements of a wide range of uCPE use cases. The FWA-3050 & FWA-5070 have been validated as Intel Select Solutions for uCPE and combine Advantech's whitebox advantage with the performance foundation of the Intel® Xeon® D processor and 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor on a commercial-off-the-shelf server-grade appliance that can host open-source and commercial software solutions with zero touch provisioning.
Cloud Storage Servers (White Box)2x Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Skylake-SP)24 x DDR4 ECC 2666MHz RDIMM2 x RJ45 GbE Ports, 2 x SFP+ 10GbE PortsM.2 SSDs & Rear 2.5” SSDs Slot for Boot DriveSupport Up to 5 Expansion CardsTPM Enabled DesignCASwell has introduced the new R-5211 high-end cloud storage servers to provide high processing performance, fast data access and flexible storage configurations by supporting a variety of drives at different form factors.This devices is based on two Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Skylake) using the C622 platform controller hub (Lewisburg) and offering 24 DIMM slots for up to 768 GByte DDR4-2666 ECC main memory. These cloud storage servers are equipped with two Gigabit-Ethernet RJ-45 ports and two 10-Gigabit-Ethernet SFP+ ports. More network connections like dual 25-Gigabit-Ethernet can be added by using two PCI Express slots and five NIC expansion slots. There are two M.2 slots for implementing the operating system and server applications on a boot drive.Six PWM-controlled fans are making sure the system runs cool while two redundant power supplies provide security in case of failure. PMBus 1.2 is supported for digital management of the PSUs and the "Intelligent Platform Management Interface" (IPMI 2.0) is used for system monitoring and administration.The CASwell R-5211 is a 2U rackmount device that can be equipped with a variety of CPUs from the energy-efficient Intel Xeon Silver 4116 with 12 cores up to the highest-end Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 with 28 cores for ultimate performance. The R-5211 is available in two versions: The first one can be equipped with up to twelve conventional 3.5-inch hard drives with SATA or SAS interface while the second SKU can be used with up to 24 2.5-inch drives.The CASwell R-5211 are available in many different configurations so they can be equipped according to almost every customer need and storage or networking requirement.
Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ focuses on deploying VMware vSAN, a hyper-converged solution, as quickly as possible. vSAN provides you with the ability to provision and manage compute, network and storage resources from a single pane of management. Working with VMware, Supermicro delivers an alternative to traditional Fiber Channel SAN based virtualization infrastructure, which is known for its complexity and interoperability challenges. Targeted at a multitude of use cases in tier 1/2 production workloads and Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially with all flash deployments, Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ introduces a new high performance storage tier optimized for enterprise-class virtual environments that is simple, resilient and efficient that reduces the total cost of ownership. It is a perfect solution for Enterprises ROBO and SMBs to efficiently grow and manage virtualized infrastructure for maximum ROI.Benefits:Single bundle for procurement – Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ comes with the appropriate licenses for vSphere and vSAN. Supermicro production and service works with customer to simplify the setup experience.Radically Simple Storage – vSAN integrates seamlessly with vSphere platform for storage tasks. Storage provisioning and management is a breeze. vSAN automatically rebuilds and rebalances storage to maintain Quality of Service from the storage resource.Lower TCO by up to 50% – vSAN allows you to granularly scale-out you storage environment to allow for growth while eliminating overprovisioning.High Performance – vSAN has integrated server-side flash to provide read/write caching, providing lower latency and better throughput than external flash appliances and devices. As a result, VMs and applications have the most optimized I/O data path to support your business demands.Fault Tolerance – vSAN uses distributed RAID and cache mirroring to ensure that data is never lost in case of disk, host or network failures. Combined with Supermicro’s legendary quality and reliability aids in enhancing system uptime and ensuring business continuity.Peace of Mind – Supermicro vSAN ReadyNode™ is jointly recommended with VMware. Full system delivery ensures compatibility and maximizes the success of implementation.