Lenovo forms Enterprise Product Group, expanding server, storage, networking and software offerings

Infotech Lead Asia: Lenovo has formed the Enterprise Product Group, expanding its server, storage, networking and software offerings.

Lenovo will strengthen its focus on commercial customers, including large enterprise, small/medium business and systems integrators.

The Enterprise Product Group is Lenovo’s latest investment in its strategy to build on its foundation in PCs and become a leader in the PC Plus era for companies of all sizes.

The new organization will oversee development of products related to Lenovo’s recent partnership with EMC, in three main areas: embedded servers for EMC storage; original equipment manufacturers reselling EMC offerings and working with the EMC-Lenovo joint venture to develop new storage offerings.

The new organization will be led by Roy Guillen, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. Guillen joins Lenovo from Dell, where he was vice president and general manager of its data center solutions business.

“As we aggressively expand the breadth of our product portfolio, the Enterprise Product Group will answer the increased demand for robust server, storage and cloud solutions in both mature and emerging markets,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, and president, Lenovo Product Group.

Under Roy Guillen’s leadership, the new Enterprise Product Group will include development, operations, and marketing teams whose job it is to manage and grow our portfolio of new products, identify new alliances and partnerships, and accelerate Lenovo’s credibility as a supplier of enterprise solution to customers around the world.

Lenovo will expand alliances and partnership ecosystem in line with predicted market growth.

According to IDC, server shipments are expected to reach $40.6 billion globally by 2014, and Lenovo’s goal is to grow faster than the market, while building its enterprise business capabilities worldwide.

Lenovo’s commercial customers will have a complete set of enterprise-level products to choose from complimenting those already available to end users deploying Think and Idea-branded offerings.

Lenovo recently expanded its server portfolio with the new ThinkServer RD430 and ThinkServer RD330 rack servers. The abundance of connected, cloud and mobile devices likely will create solid demand for both server and storage solutions for the forseeable future.

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