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Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware

Introduction to TruScale


9 Dec 2022
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From the pocket to the cloud, Lenovo TruScale offers everything as a service, and enables you to unleash the power of the technology with the simplicity and scalability of a flexible, pay-as-you-go model.

From Infrastructure as a Service with Converged Infrastructure, ThinkSystem Certified Nodes, ThinkSystem Storage and Lenovo Datacenter Portfolio; to Device as a Service with World-class Devices.

Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware

Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware is a fully managed hyperconverged infrastructure cluster solution that hosts virtualized compute, storage and networking and combines the security of on-premises infrastructure with hybrid cloud services. With this hybrid cloud solution hosted on Lenovo's best-in-class ThinkAgile VX HCI platform and VMware's industry-leading software, enterprise customers can now benefit from a as-a-Service hybrid cloud for running their business applications in a consumption-based price model.

Future Proofed: State of the art Infrastructure technology with the ability to scale out on-premises or to public cloud, balancing the deployment mix.

Simplicity: Virtual machine lift and shift support through standardized VMware architecture. Compatible with Legacy environments and most CSPs.

Cost-Efficient and Predictable cost: Reduce up-front investment and align costs with business needs.

Secure & Reliable: Deployed On-premises, with existing firewall and security controls, controlled by you, managed by Lenovo.

TruScale Infrastructure as a Service vs TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware

* Depends on sizing, implementation, and contract terms.

Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware Components

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Infrastructure and/or Thinksystem Servers.
Offers flexible configuration choices to match workload and customer needs and Lenovo’s #1 in reliability for 7 years in a row x86 servers.

VMware Software Stack (SDDC, vCF, vSAN, vSphere, vRealize).
Generates an integrated software platform that automates a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) deployment and lifecycle management. This will give not only the capabilities to take advantage of on-premises, consumed as a service infrastructure but also to interact with the public cloud (i.e. VMware Cloud on AWS).

XClarity Administrator.
Centralized resource management component of the solution, aimed at reducing complexity, speeding response, and enhancing the availability of Lenovo systems and solutions.

Backup Component.
A software-defined solution for protecting all data of the infrastructure environment.

The result is a hybrid cloud platform that can span private and public environments, a consistent operational model based on well-known tools and processes and the freedom to run apps anywhere without the complexity of the day-to-day operations.

Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware Sizes

Size Hardware Components Suggested VMs per Node (vCPU, RAM, Storage) Total VMs per cluster More Information
XS 4x Thinkagile VX Appliance Nodes 50 (2 vCPU, 8GB, 200GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link
S 3x Thinkagile VX Appliance Nodes 60 (2 vCPU, 8GB -16GB, 100GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link
M 5x 2 Socket Server Node 80 (2 vCPU, 8GB - 16GB, 200GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link
L 5x 4 Socket Server Node 100 (2 vCPU, 16GB - 32GB, 200GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link
XL 5x 4 Socket Server Node 120 (2 vCPU, 16GB - 32GB, 250GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link
XXL 5x 8 Socket Server Node 220 (2 vCPU, 32GB RAM, 300GB) Depends on HA cluster config. Link

Suggested Lenovo Sizes - Specific configuration can be prepared based on customer or workload requirements.
Total number of virtual machines depends on final configuration and real scenario based on workloads.
This recommended VMs per node do not consider any type of HA configuration.

Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware Solution Scope

All-inclusive service offering covering the full lifecycle of a system.

  • Initial Deployment and Onboarding for Hardware Hosts (Servers, Networking, Storage).
  • Xclarity Management Implementation.
  • Virtual Layer Implementation (VCF, VRealize, NSX, etc).
  • Proactive 24x7 Remote Monitoring.
  • Maintenance Support and Firmware updates.
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Lifecycle Management.
  • Proactive 24x7 Incident & Problem Management.
  • Proactive Capacity, Performance, and Availability Management.
  • Virtualized Infrastructure Lifecycle Management.
  • Configuration and Change Management.

TruScale Dedicated customer success manager

Dedicated resource assigned to TruScale customer that helps customers to achieve business goals by Lenovo’s offering:

  • Customer onboarding - Ensures solution capability on time & fully trained customer IT personnel capable to operate Lenovo’s TruScale IT Services.
  • Account Follow Up - TruScale Customer’s primary point of contact, advocacy inside Lenovo’s operations on his behalf, management of complexities to simplify the Customer’s experience.
  • Health checks - Holds quarterly reviews with customer, discussing usage of platform, assessing any new issues, and solving lingering concerns.
  • Planned Growth - Primary point of contact to identify growth opportunities aligned to customer needs. Where needed, will bring Technical or Field Sales to assist in the motion.
  • Contract Renewals - Typically 6 months prior to contract end date, will lead assessment of customer needs against prevailing capability & renewal options.
  • Credit management - Cycles for credit validation and Credit Card Billing.

Five Reasons it’s Better for Business

  • One provider - Plan, procure & run your entire infrastructure simply, with a single point of global accountability and predictable costs.
  • Full Maintenance, Support & Management - End to end services including installation, deployment, configuration, and managed services.
  • Absolute control - Real-time insights that help drive efficiency, with less time in the weeds and more time for the big picture.
  • Secure by nature - Lenovo’s foundational security approach protects everything, everywhere, all the time.
  • Constant ROI - Minimum upfront capital costs for anything and a completely flexible, cloud-like consumption model, deployed behind the firewall.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #171 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo is expanding into new growth areas of infrastructure, mobile, solutions and services. This transformation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

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