As a major data center brand without any baggage, Lenovo is able to partner up with leading SDS vendors to bring SDS to the next level.

The file systems available to us today are still in a state of constant evolution. This means that the storage it sits in would need to evolve as well, in order to live up to the performance levels that customers expect.

A great number of start-ups have entered the space to try and jumpstart the evolution of storage–resulting in the fragmented and overwhelmingly saturated Software-Defined Storage (SDS) market that you see today.

Many OEMs are facing a similar problem with SDS, but on the opposite side of the spectrum. The challenge they face, comes in the form of legacy investments in older storage technology which OEMs feel they need to protect. This prevents them from innovating–even by themselves, or with their partners–on cutting-edge SDS solutions.

For Lenovo, it’s a golden opportunity to corner the market. By acquiring IBM’s x86 Server and Networking portfolio, the newly formed Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) is able to start from a clean slate in this competitive space. This gives us the advantage of being able to partner with innovative SDS vendors to bring our solutions to the enterprise market.

Possibilities of Big Data:

  • The partner approach is central to our overall strategy, and comes in two distinct flavours
  • The reference architecture model and the appliance model. The reference architecture model is all about validating the configuration required to run partner software.

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Kashish Karnick
Product Manager Storage and Software Defined, Lenovo Asia Pacific

New technologies creep up everyday, creating opportunities for new innovative solutions that can truly add value. But the complexity of technology is a road block to this value, and Kashish loves being able to simplify this – everyday.