Lenovo Announces New Array of High-Performance, Workload-Optimized Solutions for Businesses Deploying SAP HANA Platform
May 5 15
Lenovo announced an array of high-performance, workload-optimized solutions for businesses deploying the SAP HANA platform. The range of solutions, unveiled here at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference, are built upon the company’s just introduced line-up of powerful and scalable X6 servers, and also include two new EMC supported offerings – EMC VMAX3 Family and VNX Unified Storage Systems certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for SAP HANA and EMC VSPEX technology for classic SAP solution-based landscapes. These powerful solutions are optimized for deployments of SAP HANA and SAP Business Suite software, delivering outstanding performance. The new solutions from Lenovo are optimized and certified by SAP to run SAP HANA. They are based on Lenovo’s System x3850 X6 and System x3950 X6 server platforms and incorporate the new Intel Xeon E7v3 processor. They provide outstanding performance and scalability. When combined with Lenovo Enterprise Solution Services, these workload-optimized solutions can be deployed in days, helping customers speed deployment of new applications and simplify on-going management of their infrastructure for SAP HANA. Lenovo’s Lenovo System x3850 X6 has achieved an result on the SAP Business Warehouse-Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML) standard application benchmark2. The Lenovo x3850 X6 netted a record load of 1,992,570 ad-hoc navigation steps per hour on the benchmark, more than 29% faster than the previous result Lenovo posted in March3. The SAP BW-EML standard application benchmark measures performance in a real-time, data-warehouse environment running SAP software. This new leadership benchmark result demonstrates that the Lenovo System x3850 X6 solution for SAP HANA offers near-linear scalability. By simply adding more nodes to the existing infrastructure, enterprise IT solutions can expand memory capacity for SAP HANA and benefit from extremely fast response times for analytical workloads and business queries. Lenovo also posted another world-record result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark on the Windows operating system. The Lenovo System x3850 X6 delivers 22% improvement over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® Processors and continues history of achieving excellent performance results on SAP standard application benchmarks The result was achieved on the IBM System x3850 X6, configured with four Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8890 v3 processors, and running IBM DB2® 10 and SAP enhancement package 5 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0. The Lenovo System x3850 X6 achieved 0.97 seconds average dialog response time for 30,501 SAP SD benchmark users, 166,830 SAPS, with measured throughput of 10,010,000 dialog steps per hour (or 3,336,670 fully business processed line items per hour), and an average CPU utilization of 98% for the central server Lenovo and EMC are now delivering a complete set of fully integrated solutions and services featuring Lenovo’s System x servers and EMC’s VMAX, VNX and XtremeIO Enterprise Storage offerings. These can be deployed using the SAP HANA tailored data center integration approach. Using this approach, customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations, even when working in heterogeneous environments. Lenovo Enterprise Solution Services offers a range of capabilities to install and maintain System x and Flex System servers for SAP HANA with EMC storage offerings Lenovo’s recently announced EMC Proven Infrastructures, VSPEX with Lenovo Flex for Private Cloud and Virtual Desktop solutions, now have been expanded and are enabled to support SAP Business Suite landscapes, enabling faster implementation, simplified management and reduced TCO. VSPEX with Lenovo Flex provides the scalability, performance and response times needed for mission critical SAP applications.
Lenovo Announces the Opening of its North American Enterprise Briefing Center
Apr 16 15
Lenovo announced the opening of its North American Enterprise Briefing Center, a newly designed space that offers customers comprehensive access to the company's entire portfolio of enterprise products, innovations and services. Located on Lenovo's Research Triangle Park campus and designed in partnership with The Brand Experience. The new Enterprise Briefing Center is 11,000 square feet of briefing space with equipment that customers can view, demo and interact with. The center will make several types of briefings available - including general solution meetings or themed briefings that focus on specific challenges and opportunities - to provide customers with a consolidated, one-stop-shop to brainstorm, test and experience Lenovo's most progressive enterprise innovations.
Lenovo Announces WRITEit
Apr 15 15
Lenovo Group Limited announced WRITEit, an innovative new software application that makes the handwriting experience on select pen-enabled devices better. WRITEit transforms pen writing to a truly useful and practical solution for entering input: It allows users to write nearly anywhere they can type. It works across select Lenovo Windows® 8 devices with digitizer, active pen or AnyPen technology and provides real-time feedback and correction. All these advantages encourage more opportunities for users to write with a pen rather than type on a keyboard, giving them a continuous, faster and more accurate experience. Unlike the handwriting experience on many devices, WRITEit lets users write their input directly into virtually any text field that accepts typed input, even if the field is in an app without native pen support. This capability takes handwriting from a limited, app-specific novelty to a truly viable means of input. WRITEit opens up a world of new writing possibilities beyond typical note-taking and drawing apps. For example, users can write search terms directly in a browser to quickly search the web instead of using the on-screen keyboard. WRITEit also works well for emails, social media, online forms and more. WRITEit works in the background as users are writing and converts handwriting to text characters in real time. Speedy writers will love the automatic suggestion tool that offers alternatives to unrecognized words, helping to catch typos and getting text right the first time. A collection of gesture commands also makes editing easy.