Lenovo and VMware have announced a new partnership to provide software-defined data centre solutions. The new venture, which was announced at VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona, extends a 16-yer relationship between System x ad VMware
Lenovo acquired the x86 server business from IBM in January, making it the third largest player in the market. The partnership will combine Lenovo’s hardware with VMware’s virtualisation infrastructure to ‘help enterprises and service providers simplify the data center, speed application provisioning, and reduce costs’.
“We are pleased to continue to work closely with Lenovo to help our mutual customers realise the benefits of a software-defined data centre,” said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, Software-Defined Data Centre Division, VMware. “With the combination of VMware and Lenovo solution, we are empowering organizations with powerful automation, agility and flexibility in their IT infrastructure.”