Lenovo and EMC announce strategies to strengthen enterprise offerings

Infotech Lead Asia: Lenovo and EMC announced their strategies to work together and enhance their enterprise offerings.

Lenovo and EMC’s server technology development program will extend Lenovo’s capabilities in the x86 industry-standard server segment. These servers will be brought to market by Lenovo and embedded into selected EMC storage systems over time.

They also forged an OEM and reseller relationship in which Lenovo will provide EMC’s networked storage solutions to its customers, initially in China and expanding into other global markets.

EMC and Lenovo plan to bring certain assets and resources from EMC’s Iomega business into a new joint venture which will provide Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems to small/medium businesses (SMB) and distributed enterprise sites.

In the joint venture, Lenovo will contribute cash, while EMC will contribute certain assets and resources of Iomega. Upon closing, Lenovo will hold a majority interest in the new joint venture.

“Today’s announcement with industry leader EMC is another solid step in our journey to build on our foundation in PCs and become a leader in the new PC-plus era,” said Yuanqing Yang, Lenovo chairman and CEO.

“The relationship with Lenovo represents a powerful opportunity for EMC to significantly expand our presence in China, a vibrant and very important market, and extend it to other parts of the world over time,” said Joe Tucci, chairman and CEO of EMC.

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