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Lenovo debuts ThinkServer line in UAE

New portfolio includes rack servers and tower servers

Lenovo debuts ThinkServer line in UAE
The TS140 is upgradable to up to 16 TB of storage and 32 GB of memory

Lenovo today debuted its family of ThinkServer products in the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, and announced plans to roll out the product line to the rest of the Middle East in the coming months.

The portfolio includes rack servers, suited for cloud deployments, database or virtualisation workloads, and tower servers designed for file/print and point-of-sale workloads.

Lenovo said that the range was targeted at both enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses.

"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," said Lee Allcorn, enterprise business group leader at Lenovo MEA.

"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."  

Best known for its rugged ThinkPad laptop range, Lenovo has made no secret of its desire to grow its business further down the stack, and has made significant moves in terms of releasing servers and associated enterprise-grade hardware. Last month saw the integration of Lenovo's UAE business with the x86 server business that the vendor purchased from IBM in 2014.

While products based on that acquisition haven't yet surfaced, the range that Lenovo launched today includes the entry-level ThinkServer RS140, a 1U rack server for small businesses and distributed environments. Lenovo said that this model runs a range of operating systems, including client OS capability for retail applications.

Other rack servers in the range include the RD350, RD450, RD550 and RD650.

In terms of its tower servers, Lenovo made special mention of its ThinkServer TS140, which is billed as an affordable 4U enterprise-class offering. It features Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors which offer a 15% performance increase over Lenovo's previous-generation towers, the vendor claimed.

The TS140 is also upgradable to up to 16 TB of storage and 32 GB of memory, Lenovo said.

Other tower server models launched by Lenovo today include the TS440, the TD340 and the TD350.

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