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Supercharge VSAN with Lenovo ReadyNodes

Supercharge VSAN with Lenovo ReadyNodes


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The IT world is changing, we all know that information is exploding, but the impact on the data center is amazing. The challenge is no longer how to deal with data growing exponentially but how to meet the changing expectations from IT. 


To meet these challenges, organizations are working to reinvent how they deliver IT services. Many have addressed by implementing more legacy-centric solutions, virtualizing or moving workloads to the cloud. Unfortunately, these technologies can be expensive due to their integrated and exclusive approach. 


At Lenovo we believe that an Agile Data Center is made with a combination of Industry-standard hardware and software-defined servers, storage, and networking. Hence, the partnership between LenovoVMware and Intel allows for a more agile response to scale up and out workload demands, as well as, enhanced reliability to prevent downtime and finally, a more secure approach to managing data across the organization. 


The ThinkSystem portfolio was the first line of servers to be included on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List that support Intel Optane SSDs. This new revolutionary platform is going to revolutionize the storage market due to its reliability and blazing performance. 

As customers start to migrate their critical applications to vSAN based HCI solution, they are aware that they need higher performance than the current HCI solution can deliverFurthermore, Legacy Storage platforms have become the bottleneck for virtualized applications and workloads that need higher IOPS. 

To address these issues, Lenovo, VMware and Intel launched the new vSAN ready node that leverages Optane technology. The ThinkSystem SR630 and SR650 will be the hardware used to accommodate this newer technology. 

Lenovo vSAN Ready Nodes with Intel Optane technology provide an ideal combination of hardware and software for high performance and extraordinary reliability permitting customers to achieve the best possible outcome of their hyperconverged infrastructure.  

Customer can expect the following by switching to the new Lenovo vSAN Ready with the Optane SSDs. 

  1. - Higher Performance: up to 4x throughput and 10x Lower latency 

  1. - More Efficiency: up to 3x more VMs than old vSAN node 

  1. - Higher Endurance: 30 Drive Write Per Day (DWPD) vs 3 DWPD for Intel P4600 

  1. - Simplified Management: Integration between the new Xclarity and VMware vCenter to provide single Interface to manage the entire solution 

To learn more about Lenovo vSAN Ready Node, contact Fathi Garfa “Lenovo Presale Technical consultant” by email at  or visit Lenovo business partner website


Download Lenovo Data Sheet SR630 


Download Lenovo Data Sheet SR650