Chinese multinational technology company, Lenovo has announced a partnership with American multinational network developer, Juniper to deliver services for data centres.
Both companies say they are offering “simplified, flexible, and high-performance solutions” to let customers get faster time-to-application value and reduced operating costs.
According to Lenovo, as IT moves to a cloud-based model, data centers are undergoing a rapid transformation in terms of both technology and consumption models.
“Compute, storage and network components are now consumed as a converged infrastructure, and the industry is moving towards software-based management and orchestration for faster deployment and efficiency”, Lenovo says.
In a quest to innovate and deliver value to its customers in a ‘rapidly changing landscape’, Lenovo says it is ‘on a mission to be the number-one trusted data center vendor and advisor.’
A part the company said it has long been working on with the acquisition of the x86 business from IBM in October 2014, and combination of the renowned system x products with its award-winning manufacturing and supply chain capabilities to build and deliver world-class portfolio.
In addition, Lenovo says it has also developed strategic alliances with key industry players like Red Hat and Nutanix, “to offer comprehensive solutions to customers worldwide.”
According to the company, the next step in this journey to become number one data centre vendor is the latest partnership with Juniper, an industry leader in networking.
“Lenovo and Juniper share a vision for the data center that includes our common understanding of market trends, customer pain points and a path to addressing customer issues such as network disaggregation and management complexity. Juniper, with its comprehensive portfolio of routers, switches, network security products, network management software and SDN technology, is an ideal partner for Lenovo”, the company said in a blog post.
As a first step, Lenovo customers will be able to purchase Juniper’s broad portfolio of networking products directly from Lenovo, including consolidated support. Over time, the intent is to develop a deeper collaboration between the two companies in several areas.
The new offerings will be obtainable worldwide to enterprise customers, service providers, channel partners and system integrators through a joint go-to-market model, including a tailor-made resell model for the Chinese market.