Where does Lenovo make its computers

Lenovo - Storage and Server




The Lenovo brand has only existed since 2004, but the company's history goes back much further. In 1984 Legend Holdings was established in a guard house in China with a capital of RMB 200,000 (US $ 25,000). The company was founded in Hong Kong in 1988. This resulted in the largest PC manufacturer in China. In 2004 Legend Holdings changed its name to Lenovo. In 2005, the company acquired the former Personal Computer Division (the PC division) from IBM, the company that started the PC industry in 1981.

Today Lenovo is a computer technology company with sales of US $ 47 billion, employees (including joint ventures) in more than 60 countries, and customers in over 160 countries. Large research and development centers are located in different countries.

Lenovo's core products are divided into 4 groups. These are laptops and PCs, smartphones, data center products and smart devices. At Stor IT Back you will find the products from the data center area, mainly storage and servers. As usual, the servers are divided into rack, tower and blade servers. The storage and storage systems are divided into SAN storage (can of course also be used as DAS storage) and software-defined storage. But tape libraries are also available from Lenovo.
In terms of hyper-converged solutions, Lenovo offers the ThinkAgile VX series, which is based on VMware vSAN. Nutanix software is used in the ThinkAgile HX series.


The history of Lenovo

1981
IBM PCD (Personal Computing Division) introduces its first PC, the IBM PC.

1984
IBM PCD introduces its first portable computer, the IBM Portable PC weighing 13.6 kg.
Liu Chuanzhi founds New Technology Developer Inc. with ten employees. In addition to the start-up capital of 200,000 RMB (25,000 US dollars), the company receives funding from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1986
IBM PCD introduces its first laptop computer, the PC Convertible. He weighed around 5.4 kg.

1988
Legend's Chinese Character Card receives the highest national award for scientific and technical progress in China: the National Science-Technology Progress Award.
Legend Hong Kong is founded.

1990
Legend launches its first PC and now also makes its own computers.

1992
With the ThinkPad, IBM PCD introduces the industry's first notebook with a 26.4 cm (10.4 inch) thin film transistor color display (TFT) and TrackPoint cursor control (the characteristic red "ball" in the keyboard) .

1993
Legend manufactures the first Chinese Pentium PC.

1994
IBM PCD introduces the industry's first notebook with an integrated CD-ROM drive: the ThinkPad 755CD.

1995
Legend presents its first own server.

1996
Legend has the largest market share in China for the first time.
Legend introduces the first laptop of its own.

1997
IBM PCD introduces the industry's first notebook with an integrated DVD-ROM drive: the ThinkPad 770.
1998
Legend's millionth PC leaves the factory and is handed over to Andy Grove, CEO of Intel, for the Intel Museum.

1999
Legend becomes the largest PC supplier in the Asia-Pacific region.

2000
IBM PCD delivers the ten millionth ThinkPad notebook.
Legend is listed on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index.

2001
An IBM notebook with an integrated security chip is the first notebook to receive certification from the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, an industry association that sets standards for data security.
Yang Yuanqing becomes President and CEO of Legend.

2002
With DeepComp 1800, Legend introduces the first Chinese computer with 1,000 floating point operations per second. This makes it China's fastest computer for civil use. It ranks 43rd in the list of the fastest computers in the world.

2003
Legend introduces the new "Lenovo" logo in preparation for expansion into foreign markets.

2004
IBM PCD introduces the first notebook with an integrated fingerprint reader.
IBM PCD ships the 100 millionth PC (among desktop and notebook computers).
Lenovo becomes a global partner and the first Chinese company to become an IT equipment partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Lenovo and IBM announce that Lenovo has acquired IBM's Personal Computing Division.

2005
Lenovo Completes Acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division. This makes the company the world's third largest PC supplier.
William J. Amelio becomes CEO and President of Lenovo.

2006
Lenovo supports the organization of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy with 5,000 desktop computers, 350 servers and 1,000 notebook computers.

2007
The Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in Beijing will select an Olympic torch designed by Lenovo from 300 entries as the winner of the design competition.

2008
Lenovo introduces the new "Idea" brand for the global consumer PC market.
BusinessWeek calls the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 "the best laptop ever".
As a global IT equipment partner, Lenovo is providing the technology infrastructure for the Beijing Olympic Games.

2009
Yuanqing Yang returns as Lenovo CEO and President. Company founder Liu Chuanzhi becomes chairman of the board.
Lenovo becomes the main IT sponsor for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Lenovo sells the millionth Idea product.

2010
With LePhone, Lenovo introduces its first smartphone.
Lenovo sells the sixty millionth ThinkPad.

2011
Lenovo is building up the new "Mobile Internet Digital Home" business unit in order to concentrate on Internet units for private users such as tablets, smartphones and smart TVs.
Lenovo forms a joint venture with NEC, making it the largest PC manufacturer in Japan.
Lenovo acquires Medion, a PC and consumer electronics manufacturer based in Germany.
Lenovo appoints Yuanqing Yang as chairman in addition to his role as CEO.

2012
Lenovo acquires Stoneware, a cloud computing software company.
Lenovo sells the 75 millionth ThinkPad.

2013
Lenovo becomes the world's largest PC company.
Lenovo ranks 329th on the Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies.
Lenovo becomes the third largest smartphone company in the world.

2014
Lenovo announces the acquisition of the server business "System x" from IBM and eight days later that of "Motorola Mobility" from Google.
Lenovo ranks 286 in the Fortune 500 list.
Lenovo Completes System x and Motorola Mobility Acquisitions. This makes Lenovo the world's third largest server and smartphone technology company.

2015
Lenovo sells the 100 millionth ThinkPad.
ShenQi, the new business unit for intelligent Internet devices from Lenovo, is releasing the ZUK smartphone, its first own product.
Lenovo hosts Tech World in Beijing. During this event, future development opportunities for networked units will be staked out.
Lenovo ranks 231 in the Fortune 500 list.
Interbrand lists Lenovo among the top 100 global brands.
Boston Consulting Group ranks Lenovo as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

2016
Lenovo is expanding its partnership with SAP to develop flexible cloud solutions.
Lenovo starts a partnership with Nutanix to provide all data centers in the world with invisible infrastructure.
Lenovo works with Google to create the world's first mobile device with 3D motion detection and depth sensing.

2017
Lenovo announces a partnership with Datacore. Lenovo servers are optimized for I / O operation in a storage area network.
Lenovo is building a collaboration with Fujitsu. Fujitsu is selling 51% of Fujitsu Client Computing Limited to Lenovo.

2018
Lenovo and NetApp announce a strategic storage collaboration. Lenovo offers the DM and DE series for this. This corresponds to the E-Series from NetApp and the FAS systems with ONTAP OS.


Offers with Lenovo components


Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H SAN Storage
FC (iSCSI / SAS) - to - NL-SAS / SAS / SSD RAID system
with 1.2 and 1.8 TB SAS and / or 4 to 12 TB NL-SAS hard disks (then 3.5 ")

Lenovo DE2000H with up to 96 hard drives / SSD
At least 6 SAS / NL-SAS hard disks or SSDs
16 GB cache / 4 x CNA hosts (FC, iSCSI) or 4 x SAS hosts