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Lenovo achieves digital transformation with agile cloud services

Fast facts

Industry: IT manufacturing
Region: APAC
Headquarters: Beijing, China
Company size: 60,000 employees

With a PaaS [Platform-as-a-Service] built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, along with our automated management tools, we can provide efficient and agile cloud services internally and externally.

Zhenyu Yao, Executive director, Integrated Technology Service, Lenovo

Overview

Lenovo, a multinational technology manufacturer, wanted to transform digitally to meet business demand and gain competitive advantage. The company needed agile and cloud capabilities to launch applications more efficiently. Using a Red Hat® Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, Lenovo decreased system deployment time and improved productivity through greater automation and increased support for collaborative DevOps work.

The path to success

Challenge: Accelerate change to transform digitally

Lenovo wanted to achieve a rapid digital transformation to improve its capabilities and meet businesses demands faster. However, this transformation required frequent updates and changes to the company’s entire IT environment, and some legacy systems could not keep up. As a result, the team faced major challenges in quickly developing and delivering resources. Lenovo needed a comprehensive solution that could support agile application delivery, increase productivity, and improve internal support for DevOps.

Case study

Lenovo achieves digital transformation with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Solution: Move to cloud computing with a PaaS solution

To meet its requirements, Lenovo decided to implement cloud computing with a PaaS solution. “We chose PaaS as the preferred solution to gain efficient and agile support for our business team,” said Zhenyu Yao, executive director, Integrated Technology Service at Lenovo. Building on its strong relationship with Red Hat, Lenovo chose Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as its PaaS solution.

Software & services

Hardware

  • IBM Storwize V7000 for Lenovo storage
  • Lenovo System x3850 X6 rack server
  • Lenovo System x3650 M5 rack server

Results: Increase automation and DevOps collaboration for greater productivity

With its new solution, Lenovo has fully automated its development and production processes, helping developers become more efficient and productive. Its unified PaaS environment lets developers and operations staff collaborate, leading to faster deployment time and increased competitive advantage. IT staff can now build a new IT infrastructure in minutes instead of a week. “With a PaaS built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, along with our automated management tools, we can provide efficient and agile cloud services internally and externally,” said Yao.

Red Hat’s innovative and open culture is the cornerstone of our partnership. … This is a relationship with common goals and a common vision. We believe such a relationship can last for the long term.

Zhenyu Yao, Executive director, Integrated Technology Service, Lenovo