Lenovo Open Cloud AutomationDatasheet

17 Mar 2020
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Accelerate time to value with cloud management solution

Accelerate cloud deployment from Data Center to the Edge

Lenovo is well known for delivering servers to the industry with the #1 uptime and the highest customer satisfaction. Lenovo delivers software solutions for Communications Service Providers (CoSP) that dramatically accelerate deployment of virtualized cloud infrastructure for both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) communications networks. Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOC-A) software solution helps to rapidly deploy, optimize and manage high performance Communications Service Providers' cloud infrastructure for both containers and VMs. 

LOC-A solution for automating cloud deployment enables Communication Service Providers to accelerate time to value, simplify operations and be cost effective. With support for Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, OpenStack and VMware Cloud Foundation, LOC-A automates both deployment and operations. It is comprised of a set of workload, services and runtime components to deliver end-to-end cloud solutions.

LOC-A generates a customized toolkit to deliver a combination of hybrid cloud or private cloud for Red Hat, VMware or Kubernetes environments.

The following diagram depicts the high level architecture of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation.

LOC-A interfaces with existing management platforms through various interfaces such as REST APIs. It covers all workloads that a communications service provider may deploy including VMs, containers and bare metal platforms. New workloads and clusters can be automatically integrated into the existing network in real-time. Scaling to hundreds of servers and thousands of workloads is seamless. The solution incorporates all types of storage clusters. Storage deployments can include traditional nodes, dedicated Software Defined Storage (SDS) and Hyperconverged SDS with compute ready nodes. The following diagram shows how just one runtime service deploys other services as needed. 


Lenovo Open Cloud Automation creates an automated platform to deploy, optimize and manage high performance cloud infrastructure, accelerating cloud deployment. The benefits of Lenovo Open Cloud Automation include: 

Maximize time to value with low touch deployment: 

  • Create repeatable deployment templates and configurations that can be used to further accelerate cloud and workload expansions
  • Rapidly onboard new customers with up to 3X faster deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation or Red Hat OpenStack through automation instead of manual processes 

Simplify operations and reduce costs:

  • Activate tenant workloads in minutes. Operational automation framework reduces human errors, while making it easy to keep up with latest software and updates 
  • Easily scale across multiple platforms and users while containing expenses 
  • Built in performance benchmarking reduces test expenses 

Efficiently extend CoSPs network with Edge friendly solution: 

  • Truck rolls are nearly eliminated from Edge deployments as automated cloud deployment becomes the new baseline for network expansion

LOC Automation accelerates cloud and workload expansions accelerating time-to-value. Customers can leverage the automated deployment of Red Hat OpenStack, OpenShift, VMware Cloud Foundation and Kubernetes to reduce the time to incremental revenue. As an option, Lenovo professional services are available to enable swift initial deployments on private clouds. Lenovo is your infrastructure deployment partner to ensure that your network deployment, expansions and maintenance perform reliably.


Lenovo Open Cloud Automation software subscription is available for both Red Hat and VMware environments for 3 and 5 years, and 1 year renewal options as shown in the table below. 

Why Lenovo for Communications SPs

Lenovo infrastructure is built on a global manufacturing, services and support footprint, and is ranked #1 globally in both server reliability and customer support. Our CoSP and partner validated solutions are built on open standards and interfaces to preclude vendor lock-in.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator simplifies Physical Infrastructure Management (PIM). Lenovo Open Cloud (LOC) Automation offers automation and management of cloud network infrastructures. 

For More Information

To learn more about the Lenovo Open Cloud, contact your Lenovo representative or Business Partner, or visit lenovo.com/cosp

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion Fortune 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power that are changing business and society.

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Document number DS0113, published March 17, 2020. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0113.