SAP applications scale vertically as most x86-based solutions scale horizontally. Lenovo recognizes this challenge and their portfolio of highly scalable systems with massive memory footprints make them an excellent platform for deploying SAP.
As more businesses contemplate a move to the cloud, there are requirements that prevent them from moving all of their applications off-premises. Microsoft Azure Stack can drive consistency across both public and private clouds and Lenovo is one of the first to bring Azure Stack to customers’ datacenters.
The server market is generally seen as a 2-horse race between Dell and Hewlett-Packard (now HPE), but Lenovo has the potential to be a spoiler in this race. With the assets of IBM’s server business and an exceptionally-focused supply chain, Lenovo has an opportunity to crash the party.