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HX 2000 SERIES & NUTANIX XPRESS

MEETING THE IT NEEDS OF THE SMALL & MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS

For small to medium-sized businesses, purchasing, installing and managing IT infrastructure poses significant challenges. Traditional infrastructure solutions may simply be too complicated, requiring specialised, hard-to-find IT skills and stretching IT budgets to the breaking point. The answer may be a turnkey appliance to easily run all your business applications. The solution so simple and worry-free it can be thought of as invisible infrastructure.



LENOVO HX WORKLOAD BUNDLES

3 New Lenovo HX Workload Size Bundles with Nutanix Xpress Edition Software

Lenovo HX 2000 Series appliances powered by Intel® Xeon™ processors and Nutanix Xpress software are elevating IT to focus on adding business value.

Contact your Lenovo distributor for pricing.



ENTRY

Workloads
- Up to 20 small VMs
- Up to 40 VDI desktops
- 36 cores
- 192GB RAM
- 12TB Usable Capacity*

MEDIUM

Workloads
- 40+ Medium VMs
- 100+ VDI desktops
- 48 cores
- 384GB RAM
- 12TB Usable Capacity*

LARGE

Workloads
- 100+ Medium VMs
- 200+ VDI desktops
- 60 cores
- 768GB RAM
- 26TB Usable Capacity*



Xpress Rules

- No deal registration required
- SMB customer is any customer or organisation with fewer than 500 employees/seats or less than $100m revenue/year
- 4 nodes maximum in a cluster and a 2 cluster maximum per customer

Included Options

- Nutanix Xpress License (Up to 4 nodes per cluster)
- 2 x 10GBaseT
- 3 Year 24/7/4 software and hardware support
- AHV Hypervisor installed by default


*Usable capacity calculated with 1.5x data reduction. Most customers see over 2.0x reduction on data in the HX platform. That ratio is much higher in VDI workloads.



10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

About Lenovo HX 2000 Series powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and Nutanix Xpress edition software and how it can provide value to your business.

1. NEW INFRASTRUCTURE ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZED BUSINESS
The Lenovo HX 2000 Series embodies the concept of invisible infrastructure. The solution integrates compute and storage deployed as a group or cluster of x86 industry standard servers with pre-installed system software designed to run all common business applications quickly, seamlessly share resources and automatically protect the data through multiple copies of data spread across the cluster.

2. AFFORDABLE ENTRY PRICE
The HX 2000 Series running Nutanix Xpress software protects IT budgets by reducing the cost of buying and managing infrastructure. You can start with a small footprint — three nodes in as little as 3 ½ inches (2U) of rack cabinet space – and simply grow from there, when needed.

3. EASY TO ORDER
The appliance comes as configure to order, meaning you can customise compute, storage capacity and memory to meet the needs of your applications. No additional configuration expertise is required when customer requirements are known.

4. POWERS ALL WORKLOADS AND USE CASES
Small- to Medium businesses around the world run their business-critical applications and production workloads on Lenovo HX 2000 Series. Many customers start with one or two use cases such as as VDI, CRM, ERP, analytics, email and unified communications and then expand into other applications as they see how easy it is to use.

5. BUILT-IN SIMPLICITY
The built-in Nutanix AHV hypervisor and virtual machine (VM) management delivers consumer-grade simplicity to your IT needs. It eliminates expensive virtualisation licensing costs – no additional software components to install and manage. Powerful virtualisation features such as VM high availability, live migration of VMs with the applications that run on them and one click upgrades come standard and can be fully managed using a single management interface.

6. FUTURE-PROOF DATA PROTECTION
Running Nutanix Xpress edition software, the Lenovo HX 2000 Series provides easy data backup to public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to deliver a practical solution to running, protecting, and managing data between on-premises and cloud solutions.

7. WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT
Lenovo in partnership with Nutanix supports the entire infrastructure stack. Lenovo HX 2000 comes with world-class, top-rated hardware support from Lenovo and the Nutanix team of software experts.

8. EASY TO INSTALL AND CONFIGURE
All system software is factory pre-installed and ready to run nearly any virtualised application in less than 60 minutes.1 It eliminates the need for specialised IT skills, such as storage administrators and virtualisation experts. Your regular IT staff can configure the Lenovo HX 2000 Series cluster in minutes and start deploying applications right away.

9. RENOWN RELIABILITY TO REDUCE RISK
The Lenovo HX 2000 Series solution with integrated Nutanix Xpress software self-heals, restoring full resiliency quickly to keep your systems up and running.

10. PROVIDES EXTREME BUSINESS IT AND VALUE
Lenovo HX infrastructure offers tangible benefits to customers in terms of greater agility, faster time to value and lower TCO. A study conducted by ESG found that customers get 387% Return on Investment over a 3-year period. The biggest benefits are in terms of lower operational demands and expense – Lenovo HX 2000 systems powered by latest Intel® Xeon® processors reduce management time by 77% and reduce application downtime by 56%.

 

1 ESG Economic Value Validation Report, Quantifying the Value of Simplified IT Infrastructure with Lenovo Converged HX Series, December 2016.