The state and future of hyper-converged infrastructure

Data Center BlogHyper-converged appliances simplify the design, deployment and management of complex infrastructures, easing pressure on IT staff and leadership. With components designed and built from the ground up to function as a pre-validated system, hyper-converged appliances eliminate the risk of incompatibility you run when rolling out a converged infrastructure.

Hyper-convergence delivers three key benefits:

Faster Deployment – You’re acquiring a single appliance from a single vendor. That means no finger-pointing among component manufacturers when you need support.

Simplified Management – A hyper-converged system provides true single-pane-of-glass management for the entire system.

Rapid Scalability – When you need to scale, you simply deploy additional building blocks.

An excellent example of state-of-the-art hyper-converged appliances is Cisco’s HyperFlex System. These appliances evolved to bring new levels of efficiency and adaptability to the data center, allowing IT to deploy in less than an hour, create clones in seconds, and save on data storage day after day, year after year.

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Lenovo: Pioneering Mobility in Healthcare

Mobility in the healthcare space is trending upwards. Quickly. And it’s driving better patient care.

doctor-bedside-w-tabletA recent study conducted by the MetData group suggests that over 65% of physicians own or use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop for work. Another source finds that doctors are 250% more likely to own a tablet than the average consumer (Manhattan Research, “Taking the Pulse”). Sounds like mobile devices are practically tailor-made for professionals in the healthcare field …

And that’s why Lenovo solutions within tablets and laptops, which can place a wealth of information at the physicians’ fingertips, are helping hospitals and doctor’s offices improve patient engagement and outcomes. When healthcare providers need the right tool, in the right time, at the right place, and with better tools at hand, professionals can collaborate easier, achieve interoperability, share data securely, and move from patient to patient to deliver faster and continuous collaborative care. Consider the following: Continue reading

Lenovo is mobilizing healthcare

ThinkPad: moving toward better patient care

two-looking-at-tabletLenovo is leveraging technology and innovation to offer secure, compatible, reliable, and mobile solutions that improve care from start to finish. And with Lenovo’s ThinkPad product line, a diverse lineup of ultra-portable notebooks, Lenovo is pioneering solutions that help hospitals and doctor’s offices improve patient engagement and outcomes. Lenovo is technology you can trust, and when health providers need the right tool, at the right time, at the right place, ThinkPad solutions offer the kind of mobility that providers need to make the most out of every minute. With better tools at hand, professionals can collaborate easier, achieve interoperability, share data securely, and move from patient to patient to deliver faster and continuous collaborative care. Continue reading

Empower your mobile workforce to do more

6th-generation Intel® Core processors deliver advanced Windows 10 features everywhere you go

Mobility Blog Art 2Windows 10 is the right operating system at the right time. It’s touch enabled, but not touch-dependent; it moves easily from platform to platform for a consistent user experience; the Start menu is back where it belongs; and new features like the Microsoft Edge browser and Continuum, that brings PC-like capability to smartphones, provide innovative productivity experiences only available on Windows 10.

Intel’s 6th Gen Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance, triple the battery life, and graphics that are 30 times better for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day.

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Combine design and power for a whole new workflow

p40_product_HEROLenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

For years, designers have been forced to purchase two systems to turn their ideas into finished products – a drawing tablet to deliver a premium sketching experience and a workstation to run the powerful applications capable of rendering their designs.

In January 2016, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga will bring together new innovations in sketching accuracy and pen technology with workstation-class performance to give digital artists and designers an all-in-one convertible that delivers on all fronts. The ThinkPad P40 Yoga builds on Lenovo’s legacy of workplace reliability and performance, and enables creative professionals to sketch and render designs on the same machine. Continue reading

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Because the server you choose affects your Windows Server migration

LenovoServer support for Microsoft WinServer 2003 R2 ends next month. After July 14, 2015, security patches for Windows Server 2003 R2 will no longer be available, and your outdated servers will be vulnerable to malware and intrusions.

If you are still running Windows Server 2003 R2 anywhere in your organization, you need to act now.

Replacing your outdated infrastructure is essential for compliance-dependent business continuity. And updating your servers is cost-efficient, since aging infrastructures are more expensive to maintain. Lenovo’s modern infrastructure can support the growing demands of modern apps, as well as remote and mobile users.

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