Lenovo and EMC float new joint venture to tap SMB storage market

Infotech Lead Asia: Lenovo and EMC have floated its new joint venture — LenovoEMC.

Lenovo is holding the majority interest in the JV.

The new JV will bring co-branded network attached storage (NAS) solutions to distributed enterprise, remote branches, and small and medium businesses.

“Lenovo’s record as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world and Iomega’s heritage as a leader in network storage solutions enables the joint venture to pursue growth opportunities and drive innovation in the SMB NAS market,” said Eric Arcese, president and general manager, LenovoEMC.

The Iomega networked storage portfolio includes desktop, tower and rackmount array products ranging in capacity from diskless versions (0TB) up to 48TB. Iomega NAS solutions include EMC LifeLine operating system, which combines features and benefits with an ease-of-use tailored to small business users, remote enterprise offices, departmental data centers and others. These capabilities provide ideal storage expansion to Lenovo’s ThinkServer and ThinkStation server and workstation offerings.

In addition to the JV, the global strategic partnership between Lenovo and EMC also encompasses an x86 server technology development program, as well as an OEM and reseller relationship for EMC’s storage solutions.

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