Lenovo makes it easy to unleash the power of IoT with AWS Greengrass
Via Lenovo Newsroom
Jun 7, 2017
Packages IoT-ready Devices, Services and Software
- Collaboration expands Lenovo’s IoT ecosystem giving customers flexibility to customize their solutions
- Complete selection of devices spanning smartphones to edge servers.
- Customizable solutions for retail and healthcare with device security, device management and machine-to-machine integration
SAN FRANCISCO — June 7, 2017: Lenovo today announced an integration with AWS Greengrass, helping the company become a more flexible and complete commercial IoT solution provider. The new collaboration demonstrates Lenovo’s open approach to serving businesses with a one-stop shopping approach; Lenovo will pair its network of IoT providers with devices to analyze data received from IoT sensors. Customers will be able to take advantage of Lenovo’s diverse offering of devices, customizable software options, extensive sales channels and global reach.
As the preferred endpoint partner for AWS Greengrass in North America and the U.K., Lenovo’s first device tested and certified for compatibility will be the ThinkCentre M Series710 Tiny Desktop with Ubuntu. This desktop will analyze and store IoT data at the Edge.
The Power of IoT
IoT has already become a ubiquitous part of how customers do business and has pervasive applications from retail and healthcare to transportation and industry.
“Lenovo has a unique position in our industry because we can deliver the devices, smart connectivity and infrastructure required to create a great user experience and satisfy user needs,” said Jon Pershke, vice president, Business Group Strategy, Lenovo. “By working with our customers and partners to innovate, together we’re defining the future of technology. We’re delivering innovation like we showed today that solves customer problems by combining hardware, software and services to transform the user experience. This is our vision, and we showed some glimpses of the next wave of Lenovo innovation today.”
AWS IoT customers can reduce total cost of ownership with reliable, configurable and low cost PC end point devices for real-time data processing1 . Lenovo makes it easy for commercial enterprises to quickly integrate IoT hardware and software into day-to-day operations for maximum business value. In selected verticals like Healthcare and Retail, Lenovo is building complete solutions with product and solution expertise.
Lenovo offers a broad portfolio of devices for IoT solutions ranging from smartphones to PCs to edge servers. IoT deployment options including traditional hardware fulfillment as well as device-as-a-service are available.
Lenovo’s integration with AWS Greengrass is part of a broader strategic relationship with Web Services (AWS). Lenovo is the preferred PC endpoint device partner for AWS Greengrass. Lenovo offers tested, reliable and secure devices to enable local analytics, messaging and data caching on AWS Greengrass. Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M Series710 Tiny Desktop with Ubuntu 16.04 has been tested and is certified for AWS Greengrass. Lenovo’s broader portfolio of PCs is available for certification on AWS Greengrass upon customer request.
1 Gartner, Market Trends: IoT Architecture Drives Costs February 5, 2016.
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