Lenovo has partnered with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions provider Pivot3 to develop, market and sell a new set of edge computing solutions optimised for “mission-critical smart city security”.
The new integrated appliances will feature Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) ultra-reliable ThinkSystem servers powered by Pivot3 HCI software.
According to Lenovo, much of the smart city market growth is being driven by mission-critical security initiatives which rely on information collated from an array of city sensors and databases combined with video data and analytics including facial recognition, behavioral analysis, license plate recognition and other intelligence.
IHS Markit reports that the global market for security equipment in the city surveillance sector has surpassed $3 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 14.6 percent through 2021.
Effectively collecting, analyzing, storing and acting on all this information in real-time relies on the latest advances in edge computing, the new partnership believes it can provide this growing market with “resilient, cost effective and easy-to-manage” edge computing.
“Together Lenovo and Pivot3 are enabling the next generation of edge computing, where governments and organizations can leverage machine learning and analytics to better protect the people they serve,” said Wilfredo Sotolongo, vice president and general manager of IoT at Lenovo Data Center Group.
“Through this partnership, we provide customers a solution to centrally manage their distributed edge devices – with faster video ingest rates, higher resiliency and smaller, space conscious appliances.”
Bruce Milne, chief marketing officer and general manager, Lenovo Alliance, Pivot3, added: “We are thrilled to team up with Lenovo, a partner and industry leader that shares our commitment to supporting the evolving data center.
“Pivot3 and Lenovo support customers with streamlined service delivery, automation and efficiency. Customers are seeing incredible impact from our HCI solutions that are optimized for mission-critical safe city, IoT and edge computing, and we’re pleased to further expand that impact with Lenovo’s market influence, distribution and accelerated go-to-market strategies.”
The new Lenovo/Pivot3 solution is currently available and installed in markets across the globe. Proof-of-concept testing is also available at Lenovo’s Innovation Centers, where customers and partners can gain real-time insight into how the IoT solutions can perform within their unique environments, workloads and data.