Lenovo and Cisco Announce Strategic AI Partnership

Published On: June 16, 2024Categories: Buzz

Lenovo and Cisco have unveiled a strategic partnership to deliver integrated infrastructure and networking solutions designed to accelerate digital transformation. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to jointly establish design, engineering, and execution plans for the development of turnkey solutions that extend networking and AI infrastructure from the edge to the cloud.

The collaboration includes integration of the Cisco Nexus networking ecosystem into Lenovo’s edge-to-cloud portfolio offering a turnkey networking solution that is optimized for interoperability within Lenovo infrastructure solutions. The overall solution can be managed through a single pane of glass.

“This new partnership is a testament to our commitment to delivering purpose-built, industry-leading solutions, all designed to simplify the path to AI innovation and digital transformation,” said Kirk Skaugen, President of the Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Our combined leadership in advanced networking and end-to-end server and data management infrastructure will deliver fully integrated, co-engineered solutions that seamlessly connect, protect and analyze data to propel AI-powered innovation for our customers from the edge to the cloud.”

Lenovo and Cisco also plan to integrate new technologies and features into Lenovo Digital Workplace Solutions, enabling an improved user experience with enhanced security. The collaboration will bring together Lenovo’s Care of One platform, with its persona-based service engine.

“The integrated solutions from Lenovo and Cisco will streamline operational deployment and significantly enhance business outcomes for our shared customers, as well as provide tremendous opportunities for our joint partners,” said Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Networking.

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The MoU is intended to expand go-to-market opportunities that further the delivery of advanced generative AI capabilities and improved digital workplace productivity. Lenovo and Cisco plan to create a user experience that maximizes operational excellence, reduces time-to-value, and that supports cost-effective, flexible and simplified implementation of transformational digital technologies.

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