The Lenovo datacenter group has been on quite a tear as of late. The data center group grew revenue 19% with an eye-popping 31% growth from cloud service providers in its recent earnings release. Even the Covid-19 beleaguered enterprise and SMB saw 9% growth driven by a doubling of software-defined infrastructure (SDI), services, and high-performance computing. Earlier in the month, Lenovo’s Data Center Group announced a series of new and updated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems, in partnership with Nutanix, Microsoft, and VMware. I’ll hit the news and then my opinion at the end.
New solutions with Nutanix, Microsoft, VMware
With Nutanix, Lenovo is introducing a version of the ThinkAgile HX powered by AMD EPYC, the first AMD-based HCI server for the company. In late November, the new solution will be available as an appliance or a certified node, promising more density for virtual desktop workloads that