Lenovo and NetApp team up, to develop joint products
A new joint venture in China to deliver localised solutions for world’s fastest growing storage and data market
Lenovo and NetApp are co-developing new Lenovo-branded storage products that combine NetApp’s all-flash data management solutions with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem server systems.
These new products will utilise core software technology from NetApp and will be manufactured by Lenovo, leveraging Lenovo’s supply chain, which is ranked in the top five by Gartner for all global technology companies.
“Through this partnership, Lenovo and NetApp will offer a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and service that is unrivaled in the market today,” said George Kurian, chief executive officer, NetApp. “Combining our complementary strengths in customer-centric innovation, Lenovo and NetApp will establish a new standard to accelerate our customers’ success.”
Additionally, Lenovo and NetApp announced a new joint venture company in China to deliver storage products and data management solutions localised and tailored to meet China’s specialised requirements and distinct cloud ecosystem. The new venture is expected to be operational by spring 2019, pending local approvals.
“Lenovo and NetApp are uniquely positioned to deliver the next-generation of high performance data management solutions across the globe offering customers unprecedented new performance, value and choice,” said Kirk Skaugen, executive vice president, Lenovo and president, Lenovo Data Center Group. “Lenovo, now the world’s fastest growing server company, remains committed to our vision of being the most trusted data center partner for our customer’s digital transformation. We are bringing these new storage and data management solutions immediately to companies in more than 160 countries with an unmatched supply chain and services network, and through an ever-strengthening global channel partner ecosystem.”