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DSS assessed infrastructure options from several vendors , including Lenovo . Lenovo ’ s Thinksystem DE Series Storage proposal offered higher redundancy , higher availability and faster drive rebuild times . What ’ s more , Lenovo offered faster delivery than competitors during the supply chain crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic .
“ Lenovo put in a lot of work to plan supply forecasts and line up their delivery schedule with our growth cycle ,” said Andrew Leece , CEO of DSS . “ It showed us they were serious about getting us the hardware we needed , when we needed it .”
One of the most important deciding factors was Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure-as-a-Service ( IaaS ), which gives DSS access to top-of-the-line Lenovo hardware through a pay-as-you-go model with minimal initial investment . There ’ s no need for large upfront investment and DSS only pays for the infrastructure resources it actually uses , with predictable and easyto-understand pricing .
Working closely with a team from Lenovo , DSS procured and deployed Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Hybrid Storage Arrays including Lenovo Essential Services , which provides DSS with up to four-hour on-site support 24 hours a day , seven days a week . This offering also includes YourDrive Your Data , which allows DSS to retain possession and dispose of failed drives – which otherwise must be returned to Lenovo upon replacement .
DSS also benefits from a dedicated Lenovo customer success manager for the lifecycle of the project . The customer success manager helps with onboarding , internal escalations , health checks , future growth projects and the potential renewal process .
Thanks to the seamless agility and scalability of Lenovo TruScale , DSS has established a fastpaced expansion schedule , regularly adding new ThinkSystem DE6000H arrays to its environment to support ever-rising storage needs .
With Lenovo TruScale IaaS , DSS gets the best of both worlds : access to enterprise-grade hardware that delivers on the huge performance and capacity demands of Filecoin storage , wrapped up in a transparent and predictable pay-as-you-go commercial model that optimizes cash flow .
Opting for an IaaS solution also means that DSS is free to focus on growing its business and can leave hardware procurement , deployment and maintenance safely in Lenovo ’ s hands .
The company expects Lenovo to be a crucial enabler for its ambitious expansion plans . Backed by Lenovo TruScale , the company can easily scale storage capacity in line with actual business needs – keeping DSS on the path to profitable growth .
Manu Mehra , Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand , Lenovo ISG , said : “ DSS is the right example of how consumption-based models like Lenovo TruScale can help keep costs in check , become agile and future-proof the business . We firmly believe that our customer ’ s success is our success . Therefore , we prioritize cost-effectiveness and work towards ensuring that our supply chain is efficient and reliable to support their needs . Through our consistent efforts , we have been able to bring our supply chain back to pre-pandemic levels . This enables us to support any scale of business with end-to-end infrastructure requirements quickly and efficiently .” p
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