Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and DE Series Storage Arrays

At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo and NetApp announced a global multi-faceted partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. The ThinkSystem DM Series Unified and DE Series SAN Hybrid and All Flash Storage Arrays are the first solutions from this partnership. Read the DM Series and DE Series Product Guides to get more information about the new storage systems.

60,000 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2016 using All Flash Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520 Appliances and AHVPlanning / Implementation

29 Jan 2018
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This document describes a hyper-converged solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 that is based on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520 Nutanix Appliances and the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). A cluster of 4 appliances can easily support up to 60,000 mailboxes using an all-flash configuration of ninety-six 1.92 TB SSDs.

This solution is suitable for medium to large-sized organizations and provides a site-resilient, highly available infrastructure that runs in two data centers, each having a Nutanix cluster of four Lenovo Converged HX7520 appliances.

The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing Microsoft Exchange Server 2016. The solution is based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) that was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.

Table of Contents

Technical overview of HX Series appliances
Microsoft Exchange
Appendix A – Test results

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