RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - June 17, 2019

Businesses undergo digital transformation to make smarter decisions faster. As a result, digital transformation drives businesses to embrace new IT architectures as they try to take advantage of new data sources and make better decisions. SAP is a leader in providing the software to help automate, run and bring insight to enterprises, but achieving business efficiency starts with deployment and optimization that can be complex for the enterprise IT organization. Indeed, how SAP applications are deployed can have a huge impact on how quickly and efficiently businesses operate and how insights can be gleaned. More than just buzzwords, time to value, performance, agility and availability measure the success of SAP deployment.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Today's Customer Needs
  • Lenovo & SAP Address Scaling Needs
  • The Complete Lenovo / SAP Advantage
  • Lenovo And Nutanix - Performance Meets Simplicity
  • How Lenovo & Nutanix Differentiate SAP Landscapes
  • The Lenovo / Nutanix Architecture
  • How Customers Are Deploying Lenovo / Nutanix Today
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: The Lenovo & Nutanix Architecture

Companies Cited

  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • Nutanix
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.