Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) has announces new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to support edge-to-cloud computing.

The hybrid cloud solutions are designed to help organisations of all sizes, modernise, better secure their IT infrastructure, and deliver faster data insights – all powered by the new AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors. Specifically optimised to run demanding cloud computing workloads such as VDI, database and analytics, artificial intelligence and more, these solutions have built-in security features to help protect against data integrity and firmware threats.

“Organisations are accelerating their IT infrastructure transformation and shifting investments to focus on more agile edge-to-cloud solutions,” says Kamran Amini, vice-president and GM of server, storage and software defined infrastructure at Lenovo Data Centre Group. “Customers have the advantage of partnering with Lenovo and our consulting services team to take advantage of the latest technologies that drive IT modernisation and gain faster insights with Lenovo’s new top performing ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio powered on AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors.”

Lenovo has extended the ThinkSystem server portfolio to include the new 2-socket Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 and new Lenovo ThinkSystem 1-socket SR635 and SR655 servers, powered by AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors. These solutions can take advantage of the AMD EPYC 7003 series processors’ ~25% more generational performance in its 16 core category.

Beneficial for research and development, financial services, retail and manufacturing, these new platforms are designed to accelerate computational power to deliver business insights:

* Organisations running their systems with accelerators and GPUs, can expect to see up to 25% improvement in system performance and greater VDI density when using heart-of-the-market 16 core AMD EPYC 7003 series processor, compared to the previous generation.

* Businesses running compute-intensive workloads such as HPC and AI can achieve up to 15% faster computational (floating point) results from the top of the stack AMD EPYC 7003 series processors, compared to the previous generation.

* Customers running scientific research or engineering applications can expect to see up to 15% better performance using 48 to 64 core AMD EPYC 7003 series processors for improvement in-time-to-results supporting efforts to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.

* The third-generation AMD based 2-socket ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 servers will be available this month; the 1-socket ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 servers will be available in June.

“Moving the bar once more for workload performance, EPYC 7003 Series processors provide the performance needed in the heart of the enterprise to help IT professionals drive faster time to results,” says Ram Peddibhotla, corporate vice-president: EPYC product management at AMD.

Lenovo’s ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio includes enterprise-class security features, leveraging Lenovo ThinkShield standards. As part of the new solutions, Lenovo enhances ThinkShield security capabilities including

* New standards-compliant NIST SP800-193 Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) with Root of Trust (RoT) Hardware to provide key platform subsystem protection against cyberattacks, unauthorised firmware updates and corruption.

* Discrete security processor testing validated by leading third-party security firms – available for customer review, providing unprecedented transparency and assurance.