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Lenovo strengthens server portfolio in MEA

ThinkServer launch enables Lenovo to offer one-stop solution for enterprise and SMB customers in MEA.

Lenovo, the world’s No.1 PC company, debut its ThinkServer family of products for the first time in United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt, strengthening the company’s portfolio to become a one-stop solution provider for enterprises and small and medium-sized business (MSB) clients.

Lenovo announced that ThinkServer will be launched in rest of Middle East & Africa within the next couple of months.

The ThinkServer product portfolio includes Rack Servers suited for cloud deployments, database, or virtualization workloads, as well as Tower Servers designed to manage business’ file/print and point-of-sale workloads.

Commenting on the introduction of Lenovo’s latest servers offering, Lee Allcorn, Enterprise Business Group Leader, Lenovo MEA said: “Lenovo is well positioned as a strong global contender in the enterprise and SMB market, offering customers complete end-to-end solutions, including storage, server, networking, and related software and services. The launch of ThinkServer in the region is a testament to our commitment to our clients in the country who desire exceptional performance, reliability, and easy-to-use tools and solutions.”

ThinkServer Rack Servers
The ThinkServer Rack Servers have a balanced design and are built for today’s and future-ready businesses. ThinkServer Racks offer world-class performance, power-efficient designs, and extensive standard features at an affordable price.

For example, the ThinkServer RS140 is a compact, entry-level 1U rack server with a purposeful design for small business or distributed environments. The RS140 runs a range of operating systems, including client OS capability for retail applications. It’s among the quietest models in the industry, and it features easy-to-use, industry-standard management tools. The RS140 also has networking scalability and a wider range of processor support from Intel® Core™ i3 to Intel® Xeon®. Plus, the RS140 can support 4-post and 2-post racks, giving you more flexibility with your business footprint.

In addition to the RS140, other Rack Server models launched by Lenovo include RD350, RD450, RD550 and RD650.

ThinkServer Tower Servers
The ThinkServer Tower Servers are designed to provide the performance, reliability, and easy-to-use tools to be able to handle heavy workloads at an affordable budget. A case in point is the ThinkServer TS140, an extremely affordable 4U enterprise-class server.

The ThinkServer TS140 is a true server with enterprise-class Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 series processors — providing a 15-percent performance increase over our previous-generation towers so you have the power you need to run your business effectively. The TS140 includes reliability features such as error correcting code (ECC) memory and an onboard storage controller with the capability of implementing up to RAID 5 to safeguard your data.

In addition to being affordable, the TS140 is upgradeable. You can add up to 16TB of storage, up to 32GB of memory, and have 4 PCI/PCIe slots so you can grow the TS140 as your needs dictate. It also offers simple tools for deployment, monitoring, and ongoing management. For example, the TS140 comes standard with the latest Intel Advanced Management Technology (AMT) 9.0 so, for many models, you can access and manage your server from a remote location.

The ThinkServer Tower Server models launched by Lenovo include TS140, TS440, TD340 and TD350.

It is worth mentioning that in addition to the launch of ThinkServers in the region, Lenovo recently completed the integration of x86 servers in the country, adding a world-class business that extends the company’s capabilities in enterprise hardware and services and positioning Lenovo as a top player in the server market. By combining Lenovo’s global reach, efficiency and operational excellence with IBM’s legendary quality, innovation and service, Lenovo will have competitive advantages to drive profitable growth and build the company into an enterprise leader.