Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that Fixnetix, a leading managed service provider (MSP), chose Lenovo as its x86 server technology partner for its managed services contract at one of the world’s largest global banks. The estimated US$3.5 million deal, includes 700 System x3650 M4 servers, upgraded maintenance and flexible financing.
Fixnetix turned to Lenovo for its innovative and reliable x86 server technology, flexible cost model, and outstanding service and support. Lenovo’s responsiveness and demonstration of technical expertise was also highly valued. The System x server platform, with industry leading serviceability and manageability, was deemed the ideal platform to meet the client’s aggressive service level agreement (SLA).
“MSPs need technology partners who are agile, flexible and cost effective. This is what we brought to the table for Fixnetix and their banking customer,” said Brian Hamel, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Systems Group, Lenovo. “The breadth, security and performance of our server line combined with our partner programs helps make doing business easier – all keys to growing and succeeding in the MSP market.”
“Fixnetix has been able to build a leading edge, managed service solution, for one of the worlds’ leading financial service organizations by leveraging close working relationships with key partners such as Lenovo,” said Hugh Hughes, chairman and chief executive officer, Fixnetix. “In particular, we found the System x solution very easy to service and manage and that, combined with a worldwide support model, makes System x a foundational platform for future phases of our project."
The versatile System x3650 M4 blends outstanding uptime and performance for business-critical workloads, including cloud computing, virtual desktop and business analytics. The server offers an energy-smart and easy-to-use rack solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to help manage risks. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors, advanced memory support, and greater disk capacity for businesses requiring ample storage, the x3650 M4 offers balanced performance and density.