MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 11, 2020 – Lenovo and SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity platform company, announced a strategic partnership to integrate SentinelOne's autonomous endpoint protection platform within Lenovo's ThinkShield security portfolio. Lenovo customers now have the ability to purchase devices with SentinelOne, delivering real-time prevention, ActiveEDR, IoT security, and cloud workload protection powered by patented Behavioral AI. Security by design is the foundation with which Lenovo builds its ThinkShield portfolio, protecting customers with the most secure endpoint solutions. With today's announcement, SentinelOne is now a core component of Lenovo's ThinkShield security offerings, empowering workstations, servers, cloud workloads, and IoT devices to autonomously defend themselves in real-time. Its patented AI models live on each device, predicting tomorrow's attacks today and enabling devices to self-heal from any attack instantaneously.
Lenovo Tech World 2020, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, brought together several Lenovo events, including an event for partners. Conferences, often timed with product announcements, allow us to hear the company strategy and focus from Lenovo's leadership. I'll hit the key learnings from this announcement and then my opinion at the end. The customer needs to derive more value from data is shaping Lenovo's strategy. It has coined a "Smarter Way Forward" to describe how customers can use technology to harness data's value through analytics and AI.
Lenovo's Data Center Group (DCG), which recently announced its fifth consecutive quarter of profit growth on revenue of $1.6 billion, has unveiled a portfolio of edge/IoT-related products and services at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ThinkSystem SE350 is Lenovo's first purpose-built edge server, designed to live not in a traditional data centre, but in locations close to where data is generated, in order to address issues surrounding security, latency, bandwidth and downtime. It's a small-footprint server measuring 1.75 inches high, 8.1 inches wide and 14.9 inches deep that can be mounted on a wall, stacked on a shelf or installed in a rack. The Xeon-D based ThinkSystem SE350 is a half-width, short-depth, 1U edge server with multiple connectivity options. The ThinkSystem SE350 is a high-performance server based on Intel's Xeon-D processor with 256GB of RAM and 16TB of internal solid-state storage.
Lenovo's Data Center Group on Thursday announced a series of new and updated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems, delivered in partnership with Nutanix, Microsoft and VMware. The expanded lineup comes as organizations, still responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, turn to virtual desktop infrastructure to support remote workers. "Covid has caused many customers ot actually accelerate business modernizations," Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure at Lenovo DCG, said this week. Customers, he said, are asking, "How quickly can I deliver solutions, and deploy and scale based on my needs?" HCI is uniquely suited to provide virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Dr Chris Cooper, managing director, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Lenovo DCG, said in a statement: "IT spending is on the rise and businesses in the region are heavily investing in data centre innovation to support increasing workloads and manage large data sets. "With our innovative high-performance computing solutions and unique business perspective on how to build end-to-end solutions with smart features, our products are truly transforming the market. We are here to serve businesses and support their growth as we venture into new age of digital transformation." The solutions on display this year include the latest in blockchain and AI in the data centre, software defined data centre solutions, data analytics, edge and IoT computing and more. Visitors to Lenovo DCG's stand have been able to immerse themselves in the innovations on display through experiential zones. The ThinkSystem storage solution, which is an all-flash and hybrid storage that accelerates access to data while allowing users to scale seamlessly from data centre to cloud, is also on display. Lenovo DCG is also, for the first time, showcasing its Lenovo Financial Services solutions which provides a range of commercial payment solutions for the sale, procurement and consumption of any IT-related products and services. This was launched to help increase efficiency of acquisition, deployment, refresh and disposal of IT-related products designed to protect the region's environment. John Knibbs, managing director of Lenovo Financial Services'META', said: "These days, investing in technology is changing as many organisations move towards an'as a service' economy.