Two versions of the new AI and machine learning-heavy servers for edge environments were announced, a balanced commercial version and a more rugged military spec version, but different versions for more specific use cases are likely going forward.
Lenovo is unveiling eight new servers using the just-announced Intel Ice Lake processors, with four of them representing specialized use cases, and expanding the portfolio of Lenovo servers with Neptune liquid cooling.
These include an industry first 4U 8-socket platform for large HANA deployments that has been certified by SAP and VMware, and their ThinkAgile HX1021, which extends last year’s edge enhancements for Lenovo’s Microsoft platform to the Nutanix stack.
Big changes afoot at Dell Technologies in Canada, with Mike Sharun, who had spent the last 23 years at Dell and EMC, announcing he will retire in the spring, with Pam Pelletier named as his replacement.
Dell has unveiled multiple security enhancements which the company is stressing continues improvements being embedded into their technology, with an emphasis here on validating security throughout the supply chain.
The Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 is a turnkey HCI appliance designed around the Microsoft Azure Stack for edge use cases, while the ThinkSystem DM7100 is an NVMe-powered unified storage array whose tiering capabilities are well suited to hybrid cloud strategies.
Dell’s channel delivered good performance numbers in their now-completed Q2, but the big news for the channel in the quarter may be a pair of management changes at Dell that are related to larger organizational restructuring.