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Lenovo launches TruScale Infrastructure Services

New IT as-a-service offering means customers just pay for capacity when workloads are running

Lenovo's TruScale Infrastructure Services provide more flexibility for customers.
Lenovo's TruScale Infrastructure Services provide more flexibility for customers.

Lenovo has a launched a new IaaS offering, TruScale Infrastructure Services.

The new service offers subscription-based pricing for customers to use and pay for data centre hardware and services - on-premise or at a customer-preferred location - without having to purchase the equipment.

By outsourcing the hardware and resource management, IT organisations can focus on innovating within the business, Lenovo says, with more freedom from budget constraints and IT administration requirements.

With this new consumption model, customers never take capital ownership of the hardware or other IT assets and pay for what they use each month as part of their operating expenses. Lenovo's ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile product portfolios are available through this offering, which includes hardware installation, deployment, management, maintenance and removal.

The Lenovo TruScale offering is a true consumption-based model with no required minimum capacity commitment. With Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, customers only pay for capacity when their workloads are actively running. Additionally, capacity can be scaled up or down to accommodate business needs, ensuring IT infrastructure is right-sized, all the time. Lenovo's unique metering solution remains outside of the customer's data plane - providing the advantages of cloud-like economics with the security of on-premise hardware. Monthly pricing structures are simple and all-inclusive of associated services (maintenance, support, remote monitoring and system health) in one bill.

"Lenovo's TruScale as-a-Service offering is truly revolutionary, changing how IT departments procure and refresh their data center infrastructure. With our subscription-based model, customers pay for what they use, eliminating upfront capital purchase risk," said Laura Laltrello, Vice President and General Manager of Services at Lenovo Data Center Group. "Our offering can be applied to any configuration that meets the customer's needs - whether storage-rich, server-heavy, hyper-converged or high-performance compute - and can be scaled as business dictates."

"Lenovo is accelerating our customers' Intelligent Transformation and digital journey by providing them with a new way of securing and deploying infrastructure. By eliminating the capital expense of purchasing IT equipment and replacing with a subscription model, customers can now focus on supporting their business growth, knowing that they'll have the right flexibility across their environment," said Roderick Lappin, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Lenovo Data Center Group. "Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services combines the economic flexibility of cloud with the security of on-premise data, giving customers more agility, efficiency and simplicity in how they operate."