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Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 & Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7100 Unveiled

by Michael Rink
Lenovo ThinkSystem MX1021

Today, Lenovo unveiled the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and the ThinkSystem DM7100 (pictured below). The ThinkAgile MX1021 is a Microsoft-based edge appliance. ThinkSystem DM710 appliances are storage solutions. Lenovo was founded in 1984 is well known for its endpoint solutions as well as their infrastructure solutions like ThinkSystem servers and the ThinkAgile software-defined portfolio.

Today, Lenovo unveiled the Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and the ThinkSystem DM7100 (pictured below). The ThinkAgile MX1021 is a Microsoft-based edge appliance. ThinkSystem DM710 appliances are storage solutions. Lenovo was founded in 1984 is well known for its endpoint solutions as well as their infrastructure solutions like ThinkSystem servers and the ThinkAgile software-defined portfolio.

Lenovo ThinkSystem MX1021

The Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 is a Microsoft Azure Stack hyper-converged appliance aimed at edge-computing uses cases. It joins Lenovo’s existing lineup of ThingAgile MX appliances, all of which have previously used 1 or 2 Intel Xeon Processors, ranging in speed from 2 to 3.5GHz. The MX1021 is available today through Lenovo’s pay-for-what-you-use data center, Lenovo TruScale.

ThinkAgile MX1021 Specifications

Form Factor 1U height, half-width Edge server
Processors Intel Xeon D-2100 Series processor, up to 8 cores, up to 100W
Memory 4 DIMM slots. Up to 256GB maximum with 4x 64GB LRDIMMs
Expansion One PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
Drive Bays Up to 3x M.2 adapters (1x boot adapter, 2x data adapters) for a total of 10x M.2 drives.

·      1x Single M.2 Adapter (1 drive) or 1x Dual M.2 Adapter (2 drives) installed in dedicated slot, for boot

·      1x 4-bay PCIe x16 adapter in dedicated bay, for 4x M.2 drives, NVMe or SATA, for data

·      1x 4-bay PCIe x16 adapter in PCIe riser slot, for 4x M.2 adapters, NVMe only, for data

Internal Storage ·      2x M.2 2280 SATA boot drives + 8x M.2 22110 NVMe data storage drives

·      2x M.2 2280 SATA boot drives + 4x M.2 22110 NVMe/SATA data storage drives

·      SED, high temperature, high capacity, and high endurance drive options

·      Optional encryption key deletion on tamper or theft detection

Network Interface Wired network module (10G SFP+ LOM package): 2x 10GbE SFP+, 2x 1GbE RJ45 (support 10/100 Mbps), 2x dedicated ports for remote management
Power ·      Dual-redundant external power supplies 100-240V AC

·      Single DC supply: -48VDC (-40VDC to -72VDC) @8.4A

High Availability Direct-connect networking: For a 2- or 3-node HCI cluster, it is possible to connect the network adapters directly to each other without placing a network switch between the nodes.
RAID Support ·      Software RAID available

·      Hardware RAID 0/1 for M.2 SATA Boot SSDs

·      Hardware RAID 0/1 for M.2 SATA Storage SSDs

Management Optional hardware management via Lenovo XClarity and resource management through Microsoft Windows Admin Center, with mobile option
OS Support Windows Server Datacenter 2019
Limited Warranty Three-year or one-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, 9 x 5 next business day. Optional service upgrades are available

The ThinkSystem DM7100 series includes both all-flash memory array and hybrid memory arrays. Like the MX1021, which we discussed above, this series of appliances are compatible with Microsoft’s Azure stack. The DM7100 models come with integrated Azure cloud tiering, and data reduction technologies that Lenovo claims provide an average of 3:1 space savings. The DM7100F all-flash model’s 4U form factor gives it plenty of space for up to 88PB of storage drives.

 

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 & Lenovo ThinkSystem DM7100 Availability

Immediately through Lenovo TruScale

Lenovo Truscale

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