Lenovo Commits to Building Edge-Ready AI Infrastructure

With AI-ready infrastructure that can go beyond data centres to the edge, Lenovo works to advance the new era of AI and unlock new business opportunities

Having adopted an ‘AI for All’ mindset, Lenovo announces new integrated Edge AI solutions to bring custom AI applications to the global telco industry. The goal is to deliver powerful and efficient computing for AI at a much larger scale to help businesses excel past their current data centre operations.

As AI use cases continue to grow worldwide, Lenovo’s partners like Deutsche Telekom, Orange Group and Telefonica now exist among a growing ecosystem helping businesses to deploy new AI use cases and turn data into faster insights.

Unlocking the true power of data with AI

The new era of AI is dawning, with the businesses that spent 2023 learning how they wish to harness the technology now starting to implement concrete strategies.

Edge computing in particular enables businesses to analyse data in real-time and offer faster actionable insights for more efficient operations and services. As the telecom industry continues to roll out 5G and AI-powered innovations, Lenovo sees future developments in cloud infrastructure and edge computing as essential.

The company’s hybrid AI solutions are part of a comprehensive portfolio designed to make intelligent transformation easier for a wide range of key industries. Having partnered with fellow leading telecommunications companies, Lenovo is part of helping businesses unlock the power of AI anywhere that data is created.

“Lenovo is focused on driving a new era of Hybrid AI and delivering an AI-powered future now by unlocking the power of data anywhere it is created,” comments Charles Ferland, Vice President and General Manager of Edge Computing and Telecom at Lenovo. 

“The ThinkEdge portfolio innovations are ushering a new era of edge automation that enables our ecosystem of partners and customers to simplify their path to AI and harness it for revolutionary applications.” 

Multiple telco partnerships to advance everyday edge AI

Via its partnership with Telefonica, Lenovo is working to demonstrate how edge AI technologies can be used in a multi-cloud environment in everyday life. Both companies will work to utilise the power of the cloud and open the door to new applications.

Lenovo will offer new multi-cloud edge computing architecture as Telefonica seeks to tackle mission critical applications for smart cities. The aim is to utilise Lenovo’s own telco cloud to make it simpler to leverage data throughout city streets in a wide variety of AI use cases.

The company’s ThinkEdge servers, alongside Telefonica’s proof of concept capabilities, hopes to orchestrate an entire edge-to-cloud ecosystem by combining infrastructure, connectivity and applications to support public safety and enhance emergency response with the power of AI.

Likewise, Lenovo’s expanded partnership with Orange Group is designed to offer higher performance and energy efficiency to telco clients around the world. Both companies have expanded their partnership by three years to address telco and edge use cases, in addition to setting up a programme that will cover critical areas for future-proofing telecommunications infrastructure.

Operational efficiency, new open radio access and automation will all be supported, helping global telecom providers to meet sustainability targets.

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