Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs

My role here at SAP is IoT Evangelist. It’s my job to go around and speak about how the Internet of Things is changing the way we live, work, and run our businesses. IoT Evangelist is a job title that didn’t exist 5 or 10 years ago – mainly because the Internet of Things wasn’t a “thing” 5 or 10 years ago. Today it is, so here I am. The fact is, technological change has a tremendous impact on the way we spend our working lives. Many of today’s jobs didn’t exist in the past. Of course, the reverse is true as well: a lot of jobs – mostly tedious/manual labor of some variety, think miners, lift operators, or similar – have gone away.

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Soroc Technology Inc. provides technology solutions and services to companies in planning, architecting, deploying, and supporting their information technology (IT) infrastructure in North America. The company also provides consulting services in the field of assessing, planning, piloting, and deploying virtualization; storage; data center consolidation; enterprise lifecycle management; and hardware, operating system, applications, and data migrations.

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Top 15 Virtualization Events to Attend in 2023

Article | June 8, 2023

Virtualization has become integral to modern computing, enabling organizations to optimize their resources and increase efficiency. Following are the upcoming events taking place in France, China, USA, Netherlands, and Germany, from April 2023 to December 2023. Let's take a closer look at each of these events and know what attendees can expect to gain from them. The following events will provide insight into the growing impact of virtualization on upcoming as well as established organizations. The renowned speakers in the following events will give economic value to the concept of virtualization and how it can transform business operations. By attending these events, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the latest trends, technologies, and strategies in virtualization, as well as the potential benefits and challenges associated with its implementation. 1. 18th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing May 25, 2023 | Hamburg (Germany) The VHPC workshop at the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance 2023 invites researchers and industrial practitioners to submit original and high-quality papers on virtualization in HPC, containers, virtualization, and cloud computing. The workshop will cover a broad range of topics related to virtualization, including virtualization for scientific computing and big data analytics, virtualization for high-performance computing and data centers, and virtualization for edge, fog computing, and more. The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present their latest research findings, share ideas, and collaborate on new research directions. 2. VMware Explore 2023 August 5-10, 2023 | Nevada (USA) The VMware Explore 2023 conference is a specialized event focusing on virtualization and cloud computing technologies for data centers and virtual workspace infrastructure. It will cover topics on cloud & edge infrastructure, networking & security, modern applications & cloud management, hybrid workforce, vision & innovation. VMware Explore 2023 will host a community of technology users and leaders involved in enterprise applications, cloud architecture, infrastructure, end users, networking, and security. 3. Data Center World May 8 - 11, 2023 | Texas (USA) This is the only global event that brings together the entire data center industry, making it the go-to resource for anybody looking to optimize their data center strategy. Data Center World is the premier event for digital infrastructure, that will cater to the needs of data center managers, IT executives, and the pioneers who will shape the future of the digital sector. The technologies and concepts for designing, managing, and optimizing data centers will be presented at the event, along with expert advice and guidance. 4. The Fourteenth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization June 26 - 30, 2023 | Saint-Laurent-du-Var (France) The Fourteenth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization is an upcoming conference that will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest research, trends & practical applications in cloud computing, grids, and virtualization. The conference will cover various topics related to these fields, including cloud security and privacy, cloud storage, cloud economics, and more. The conference will provide a platform for attendees to discuss emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in these fields, as well as present their research findings and insights. 5. Knowledge 2023 May 16 - 18, 2023 | Las Vegas (United States) The event is organized by ServiceNow, which provides cloud-based IT service management, IT operations management, and IT business management solutions. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott will deliver the opening keynote address. The event will include a wide range of sessions: Hands-on Labs, Presentations from Experts, Art of the Possible HackZone Demo, Annual Hackathon, Community Meetups, challenges, and more. Attendees will be able to connect with visionaries worldwide and gain new ServiceNow skills and fresh insights into the power of digital transformation. 6. 2023 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARDWARE SECURITY AND TRUST (ICHST 2023) July 8 - 10, 2023 | Wuxi (China) The 5th International Conference on Hardware Security and Trust (ICHST 2023) will serve as a workshop for ICSIP 2023 and is sponsored by Southeast University, China, with co-sponsorship from Southeast University Wuxi Campus and the School of Cyber Science and Engineering. ICHST is an annual symposium that will seek to promote the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. It will focus on presenting new findings in hardware and system security, covering topics such as secure hardware techniques, tools, design and test methods, architectures, circuits, and applications. 7. .NEXT May 9 - 10, 2023 | Chicago (USA) .NEXT conference is a series of annual events organized by Nutanix, a cloud computing and hyper-converged infrastructure company. It will cover fascinating insights about new work, global supply chains, utopian visions, the metaverse and Web3, smart technology, intelligence, and many more. The conference will typically feature keynote presentations, technical sessions, and hands-on labs focused on cloud computing, data center infrastructure, and digital transformation. Attendees will also be able to experience test-drive demos. 8. Wan Summit: Enterprise Networks Chicago September 28, 2023 | Chicago (USA) Connectivity infrastructure is the main topic of discussion at WAN Summit, an invitation-only conference for network and engineering professionals shaping the future of the workplace. In order to help businesses, provide a better experience for their customers, the WAN Summit will discuss the issues that persist in the networking department. The event will have sessions as network manager focus, enterprise case studies, exhibition and networking drinks reception, and so on. 9. Black Hat USA August 5 -10, 2023 | Nevada (USA) This year marks the 26th annual Black Hat USA conference, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Attendees of all experience levels can participate in four days of intensive cybersecurity training. More than a hundred carefully-chosen briefings, hundreds of open-source tool demonstrations in Arsenal, a robust business hall, networking and social events, and much more will fill the two days of the main conference. This year, Black Hat will also debut a live, in-person Certification program that will last for a whole day. 10. Gartner IT Symposium | Xpo October 16 -19, 2023 | Orlando (USA) The strategic concerns of enterprise CIOs and their executive teams are the focus of the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo. At the Gartner IT Symposium, a worldwide network of experts and peers will talk about game-changing innovations. Chief Information Officers and other IT executives will discuss the latest developments in the fields of accelerating business transformation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, customer experience, data analytics, executive leadership, and many other topics that will shape the future of IT and business. 11. Container Days September 11 -13, 2023 | Hamburg (Germany) An amazing learning experience on Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Container Security, DevOps, GitOps, Edge Computing, and more is available at CDS, where the CDS family increases yearly. Global tycoons will gather in person and online to share insights, make connections, and do business. Opportunities to meet like-minded people and open discussion forums are favorites among open-source and cloud-native project fans. More in-depth technical presentations and engaging panel discussions will be live across five stages this year. 12. Big Data Expo September 12 - 13, 2023 | Utrecht (Netherlands) Supply and demand in the big data industry are finally brought together at Big Data Expo. This is the only conference in the Benelux region covering every data management facet. Exhibitors are prioritized who regularly engage in data aggregation, generation, analysis, optimization, and application across a variety of scales and contexts. The two-day conference will cover various topics, from cloud computing and data visualization to data security and machine learning/artificial intelligence. If you're interested in data, the Big Data Expo is the place to be. 13. Red Hat Summit May 23 - 25, 2023 | Massachusetts (USA) The seminars, workshops, demos, laboratories, and training opportunities at Red Hat Summit 2023 in Boston (Massachusetts), will be invaluable to the individuals and their teams. In addition, this year's event will be held in conjunction with AnsibleFest, adding automation to the diverse mix of offerings that are used to address a world of IT challenges, in addition to keynotes, customer and partner stories, topics, and tracks designed to help you make the most of hybrid cloud technology. Participants will be able to watch or rewatch major announcements and view dozens of new sessions and recorded sessions from Boston—at no cost to you. 14. TechNet Cyber 2023 May 2 -4, 2023 | Baltimore convention center, Maryland (USA) TechNet Cyber is the best chance to showcase products & services to the nation's top network security, operations, and defense decision-makers. The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is always on the lookout for fresh concepts to help standardize and streamline cyber operations throughout the Department of Defense and the armed forces' various components. To tackle global security concerns and successfully function in a digital world, AFCEA's TechNet Cyber acts as a focal point for a government-wide effort to consolidate the policy, strategic architecture, operations, and C2, as well as the combined capabilities necessary to do so. 15. IEEE International Conference On Smart Information Systems and Technologies May 4 - 6, 2023 | Scientific Society (Kazakhstan) The 2023 IEEE SIST International Conference, technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Ukraine Section, is an essential event in the scientific society of Kazakhstan. Professionals, researchers, scientists, specialists, and students from a unique opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge and various areas of the IT industry from around the globe will attend this conference. The conference will offer perspectives on specific topics, and contribute to finding solutions to current IT trends. Additionally, the conference will be covering several research areas, including technology and engineering management, governance, finance, economy, and more. Conclusion The events will help organizations capitalize on the opportunities presented by virtualization and remain ahead of the curve in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. The purpose of the events is to facilitate collaboration, the exchange of knowledge, and the discussion of innovative solutions for virtualized computing systems of the future.

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How virtualization helped Dell make a pandemic pivot

Article | August 12, 2022

Danny Cobb, fellow and vice president of engineering for Dell Technologies’ telco systems business, remembers his company cruising into early 2020: Kicking off a new fiscal year with its operating plan in place, supply chain nailed down and factories humming; people coming into the office each day to the usual routine of looking for parking spots and taking laptops down to the cafeteria. Then came March, and the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit U.S. shores. In the course of one weekend, Dell pivoted to having more than 90% of its workforce working from home. That meant a dramatic shift in its network needs and operations – one that was only able to be accomplished so quickly because of virtualized infrastructure.

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VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated: A Year in Review

Article | May 18, 2023

The modern application world is advancing at an unprecedented rate. However, the new possibilities these transformations make available don’t come without complexities. IT teams often find themselves under pressure to keep up with the speed of innovation. That’s why VMware provides a production-ready container platform for customers that aligns to upstream Kubernetes, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (formerly known as VMware Enterprise PKS). By working with VMware, customers can move at the speed their businesses demand without the headache of trying to run their operations alone. Our offerings help customers stay current with the open source community's innovations while having access to the support they need to move forward confidently. Many changes have been made to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated edition over the past year that are designed to help customers keep up with Kubernetes advancements, move faster, and enhance security. Kubernetes updates The latest version, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated 1.13, bumped to Kubernetes version 1.22 and removed beta APIs in favor of stable APIs that have since evolved from the betas. Over time, some APIs will evolve. Beta APIs typically evolve more often than stable APIs and should therefore be checked before updates occur. The APIs listed below will not be served with v1.22 as they have been replaced by more stable API versions: Beta versions of the ValidatingWebhookConfiguration and MutatingWebhookConfiguration API (the admissionregistration.k8s.io/v1beta1 API versions) The beta CustomResourceDefinition API (apiextensions.k8s.io/v1beta1) The beta APIService API (apiregistration.k8s.io/v1beta1) The beta TokenReview API (authentication.k8s.io/v1beta1) Beta API versions of SubjectAccessReview, LocalSubjectAccessReview, SelfSubjectAccessReview (API versions from authorization.k8s.io/v1beta1) The beta CertificateSigningRequest API (certificates.k8s.io/v1beta1) The beta Lease API (coordination.k8s.io/v1beta1) All beta Ingress APIs (the extensions/v1beta1 and networking.k8s.io/v1beta1 API versions) Containerd support Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated helps customers eliminate lengthy deployment and management processes with on-demand provisioning, scaling, patching, and updating of Kubernetes clusters. To stay in alignment with the Kubernetes community, Containerd will be used as the default container runtime, although Docker can still be selected using the command-line interface (CLI) if needed. Networking Several updates have been made in regards to networking as well including support of Antrea and NSX-T enhancements. Antrea support With Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated version 1.10 and later, customers can leverage Antrea on install or upgrade to use Kubernetes network policies. This enables enterprises to get the best of both worlds: access to the latest innovation from Antrea and world-class support from VMware. NSX-T enhancements NSX-T was integrated with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated to simplify container networking and increase security. This has been enhanced so customers can now choose the policy API as an option on a fresh installation of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated. This means that users will have access to new features available only through NSX-T policy API. This feature is currently in beta. In addition, more NSX-T and NSX Container Plug-in (NCP) configuration is possible through the network profiles. This operator command provides the benefit of being able to set configurations through the CLI, and this is persistent across lifecycle events. Storage enhancements We’ve made storage operations in our customers’ container native environments easier, too. Customers were seeking a simpler and more secure way to manage Container Storage Interface (CSI), and we introduced automatic installation of the vSphere CSI driver as a BOSH process beginning with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated 1.11. Also, as VCP will be deprecated, customers are advised to use the CSI driver. VCP-to-CSI migration is a part of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated 1.12 and is designed to help customers move forward faster. Enhanced security Implementing new technologies provides users with new capabilities, but it can also lead to new security vulnerabilities if not done correctly. VMware’s goal is to help customers move forward with ease and the confidence of knowing that enhancements don’t compromise core security needs. CIS benchmarks This year, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated continued to see improvements that help meet today’s high security standards. Meeting the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks standards is vital for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated. In recent Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated releases, a few Kubernetes-related settings have been adjusted to ensure compliance with CIS requirements: Kube-apiserver with --kubelet-certificate-authority settings (v1.12) Kube-apiserver with --authorization-mode argument includes Node (v1.12) Kube-apiserver with proper --audit-log-maxage argument (v1.13) Kube-apiserver with proper --audit-log-maxbackup argument (v1.13) Kube-apiserver with proper --audit-log-maxsize argument (v1.13) Certificate rotations Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated secures all communication between its control plane components and the Kubernetes clusters it manages, using TLS validated by certificates. The certificate rotations have been simplified in recent releases. Customers can now list and simply update certificates on a cluster-by-cluster basis through the “tkgi rotate-certificates” command. The multistep, manual process was replaced with a single CLI command to rotate NSX-T certificates (available since Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated 1.10) and cluster-by-cluster certificates (available since Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated 1.12). Hardening of images Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated keeps OS images, container base images, and software library versions updated to remediate the CVEs reported by customers and in the industry. It also continues to use the latest Ubuntu Xenial Stemcell latest versions for node virtual machines. With recent releases and patch versions, the version of dockerd, containerd, runc, telegraf, nfs-utils had been bumped to the latest stable and secure versions as well. By using Harbor as a private registry management service, customers could also leverage the built-in vulnerability scan features to discover the application images CVEs. VMware is dedicated to supporting customers with production readiness by enhancing the user experience. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition has stayed up to date with the Kubernetes community and provides customers with the support and resources they need to innovate rapidly.

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Virtualization Can Help Substantially Reduce Computing Costs

Article | August 9, 2021

Businesses use a lot of technology to keep themselves competitive and Businesses use a lot of technology to keep themselves competitive and operationally efficient. One way that organizations use to make their technology infrastructure more accessible is through the use of virtualization. Let’s discuss what virtualization is, how it benefits businesses, and some examples of how you might consider leveraging virtualization to your company’s benefit. Virtualization for Hardware and Software Virtualization in its most basic sense is taking something and making it virtual. In regards to hardware and software, it involves taking these parts of your technology infrastructure and making them available in a virtual environment. Virtual applications and hardware solutions can be deployed to the cloud so that they can be accessed by any online device. Some examples of virtualization might include creating virtual machines, like workstations and server units, that are hosted in a virtual environment for as-needed access

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Soroc Technology Inc. provides technology solutions and services to companies in planning, architecting, deploying, and supporting their information technology (IT) infrastructure in North America. The company also provides consulting services in the field of assessing, planning, piloting, and deploying virtualization; storage; data center consolidation; enterprise lifecycle management; and hardware, operating system, applications, and data migrations.

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Lenovo Enhances Deep Partnership With VMware, Introducing New Edge-to-Cloud and AI Solutions

Lenovo | October 22, 2021

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) introduced new, first-to-market edge-to-cloud and AI solutions in partnership with VMware that provide massive scalability and enable business agility for VMware environments. At VMworld 2021, Lenovo showcased how businesses of all sizes can address the demand for a more agile IT infrastructure in response to business changes. Additionally, Lenovo highlighted the continued expansion of its Lenovo TruScale as-a-Service hybrid cloud solutions. New ThinkAgile VX Solution for SAP HANA and Enhanced ThinkAgile VX Integrated System Lenovo unveils the industry’s most scalable, vSAN-certified SAP HANA solution for HCI environments with its 8-Socket, ThinkAgile VX Certified Node. Running SAP applications in the cloud while keeping control of data is critical in today's hybrid cloud world. Working with SAP and VMware, Lenovo provides a massively scalable SAP HANA certified on VMware vSAN ReadyNode solution. Lenovo’s 12 TB 8S VX solution provides management simplicity, greater scalability, and cost savings, enabling enterprise customers with large SAP HANA databases to leverage hyper-converged infrastructure for their SAP HANA platform. Lenovo’s updated ThinkAgile VX Integrated System, fully integrated with vSphere Lifecycle Manager (VLCM), provides significant TCO savings for the customer’s vSAN environment. The newly enhanced ThinkAgile VX Integrated System provides operational transparency via simplified deployment to proactively monitor and manage cluster health and uptime. With zero touch automated updates and built-in intelligence for configuration setting, customers can experience 75% reduction in time to deploy vSAN. This smarter HCI solution provides greater intelligence, automation, agility and simplicity, enabling customers with more efficient hybrid cloud operations and management. Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Enterprises Lenovo delivers an expanded portfolio of ThinkSystem servers, designed for Analytics and AI workloads with NVIDIA AI Enterprise and VMware vSphere 7. The optimized Lenovo ThinkSystem AI-ready servers provide best-in-class performance for AI workloads – delivering up to 20x performance improvement over previous generation systems. Customers in manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and other industries, can deploy with confidence and scale without compromise. Expanding Lenovo TruScale Portfolio for VMware Recently announced at Lenovo Tech World 2021, Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure cluster solution that hosts virtualized workloads and their storage in a hybrid environment that combines the security of on-premises infrastructure with cloud services. With this turn-key hybrid-cloud solution based on Lenovo's best-in-class ThinkAgile VX Integrated System HCI platform and industry-leading VMware Cloud Foundation full stack HCI software, enterprise customers can now benefit from a managed as-a-Service hybrid cloud for running their business applications, while leveraging a consumption-based price model. With this solution, Lenovo will become a VMware Cloud Provider Partner (VCPP), offering VMware Cloud Verified solutions. With VMware SaaS solutions included in our everything-as-a-service portfolio, Lenovo provides full as-a-service and software subscription consumption models for customers transitioning from perpetual license models to consumption models, but doing so at their own pace. To help customers implement local, hybrid, or multi-cloud solutions with optimal agility and flexibility, Lenovo is committed to delivering its everything-as-a-Service model from the device to the data center, from edge-to-cloud, while leveraging its global partner ecosystem and channel-first commitment. Extending Lenovo TruScale as-a-Service solutions, delivering Edge innovations, massively scalable SAP HANA on vSAN, Enterprise-Ready AI, and a new, game changing ThinkAgile VX appliance highlight the power of what Lenovo and VMware are doing together to help our customers transform their business for the next reality. LENOVO, TruScale, ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile are trademarks of Lenovo. VMware, VMworld, VMware vSAN, and vSAN ReadyNode are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation. Inc. About Lenovo Lenovo is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services, and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

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SAP and Customers Innovate New Ways for Industry-Specific Parts Planning

SAP | September 10, 2019

These are the result of SAP’s intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brought together SAP and more than 45 customers to co-innovate in this mission-critical area. The announcement was made at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago.“Every business leader I meet is looking for new ways to procure, manage and maintain aging assets to ultimately deliver on the desires of their customers,” said Franz Hero, SAP senior vice president, Digital Supply Chain Development. “With this initiative, we went straight to the source, working directly with our valued customers to explore new techniques and come up with real-world answers. Together, we’ve found a fresh approach to supply-chain planning and asset management to benefit everyone.”The customer collaboration yielded two main scenarios that existing and new customers can take advantage of to help them plan spare parts to enhance these scenarios as part of SAP’s strategy for digital supply chain.

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SAP Launches New Accelerator Program in Munich

SAP | September 16, 2019

SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort were selected based on their ability to: Enhance customer experiences in commerce and marketing. Apply emerging technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality, that unlock enterprise data and drive outsized outcomes. Acquire customers and show readiness to scale.“The SAP.iO expansion to Munich is a signature commitment to the German startup ecosystem,” said Deepak Krishnamurthy, SAP chief strategy and transformation officer. “We will empower the startups to deliver value to our customers and, at the same time, build a compelling ecosystem around SAP C/4HANA and customer experience solutions.”

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Lenovo Enhances Deep Partnership With VMware, Introducing New Edge-to-Cloud and AI Solutions

Lenovo | October 22, 2021

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) introduced new, first-to-market edge-to-cloud and AI solutions in partnership with VMware that provide massive scalability and enable business agility for VMware environments. At VMworld 2021, Lenovo showcased how businesses of all sizes can address the demand for a more agile IT infrastructure in response to business changes. Additionally, Lenovo highlighted the continued expansion of its Lenovo TruScale as-a-Service hybrid cloud solutions. New ThinkAgile VX Solution for SAP HANA and Enhanced ThinkAgile VX Integrated System Lenovo unveils the industry’s most scalable, vSAN-certified SAP HANA solution for HCI environments with its 8-Socket, ThinkAgile VX Certified Node. Running SAP applications in the cloud while keeping control of data is critical in today's hybrid cloud world. Working with SAP and VMware, Lenovo provides a massively scalable SAP HANA certified on VMware vSAN ReadyNode solution. Lenovo’s 12 TB 8S VX solution provides management simplicity, greater scalability, and cost savings, enabling enterprise customers with large SAP HANA databases to leverage hyper-converged infrastructure for their SAP HANA platform. Lenovo’s updated ThinkAgile VX Integrated System, fully integrated with vSphere Lifecycle Manager (VLCM), provides significant TCO savings for the customer’s vSAN environment. The newly enhanced ThinkAgile VX Integrated System provides operational transparency via simplified deployment to proactively monitor and manage cluster health and uptime. With zero touch automated updates and built-in intelligence for configuration setting, customers can experience 75% reduction in time to deploy vSAN. This smarter HCI solution provides greater intelligence, automation, agility and simplicity, enabling customers with more efficient hybrid cloud operations and management. Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Enterprises Lenovo delivers an expanded portfolio of ThinkSystem servers, designed for Analytics and AI workloads with NVIDIA AI Enterprise and VMware vSphere 7. The optimized Lenovo ThinkSystem AI-ready servers provide best-in-class performance for AI workloads – delivering up to 20x performance improvement over previous generation systems. Customers in manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and other industries, can deploy with confidence and scale without compromise. Expanding Lenovo TruScale Portfolio for VMware Recently announced at Lenovo Tech World 2021, Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud with VMware HCI is a hyperconverged infrastructure cluster solution that hosts virtualized workloads and their storage in a hybrid environment that combines the security of on-premises infrastructure with cloud services. With this turn-key hybrid-cloud solution based on Lenovo's best-in-class ThinkAgile VX Integrated System HCI platform and industry-leading VMware Cloud Foundation full stack HCI software, enterprise customers can now benefit from a managed as-a-Service hybrid cloud for running their business applications, while leveraging a consumption-based price model. With this solution, Lenovo will become a VMware Cloud Provider Partner (VCPP), offering VMware Cloud Verified solutions. With VMware SaaS solutions included in our everything-as-a-service portfolio, Lenovo provides full as-a-service and software subscription consumption models for customers transitioning from perpetual license models to consumption models, but doing so at their own pace. To help customers implement local, hybrid, or multi-cloud solutions with optimal agility and flexibility, Lenovo is committed to delivering its everything-as-a-Service model from the device to the data center, from edge-to-cloud, while leveraging its global partner ecosystem and channel-first commitment. Extending Lenovo TruScale as-a-Service solutions, delivering Edge innovations, massively scalable SAP HANA on vSAN, Enterprise-Ready AI, and a new, game changing ThinkAgile VX appliance highlight the power of what Lenovo and VMware are doing together to help our customers transform their business for the next reality. LENOVO, TruScale, ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile are trademarks of Lenovo. VMware, VMworld, VMware vSAN, and vSAN ReadyNode are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation. Inc. About Lenovo Lenovo is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services, and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.

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SAP and Customers Innovate New Ways for Industry-Specific Parts Planning

SAP | September 10, 2019

These are the result of SAP’s intelligent supply chain for assets customer initiative, which brought together SAP and more than 45 customers to co-innovate in this mission-critical area. The announcement was made at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago.“Every business leader I meet is looking for new ways to procure, manage and maintain aging assets to ultimately deliver on the desires of their customers,” said Franz Hero, SAP senior vice president, Digital Supply Chain Development. “With this initiative, we went straight to the source, working directly with our valued customers to explore new techniques and come up with real-world answers. Together, we’ve found a fresh approach to supply-chain planning and asset management to benefit everyone.”The customer collaboration yielded two main scenarios that existing and new customers can take advantage of to help them plan spare parts to enhance these scenarios as part of SAP’s strategy for digital supply chain.

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SAP Launches New Accelerator Program in Munich

SAP | September 16, 2019

SAP.iO Foundry Munich is part of SAP’s innovation strategy and is designed to provide the startups with access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.The startups in the Munich cohort were selected based on their ability to: Enhance customer experiences in commerce and marketing. Apply emerging technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality, that unlock enterprise data and drive outsized outcomes. Acquire customers and show readiness to scale.“The SAP.iO expansion to Munich is a signature commitment to the German startup ecosystem,” said Deepak Krishnamurthy, SAP chief strategy and transformation officer. “We will empower the startups to deliver value to our customers and, at the same time, build a compelling ecosystem around SAP C/4HANA and customer experience solutions.”

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