OmniStack with Lenovo System x3650 M5 for VMware Essentials

Optimally configured and priced to meet the needs of today’s fast growing and increasingly virtualized small and medium-sized businesses, the OmniStack Solution with Lenovo System x3650 M5 for VMware Essentials empowers lean IT teams with an easy to manage and highly scalable solution that delivers enterprise-class performance, protection and resiliency.
OmniStack with Lenovo System x3650 M5  

The hyperconverged infrastructure solution combines eight to 12 core data center functions on Lenovo System x3650 M5 rackmount servers. Those functions include the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication, and more.

With SimpliVity and Lenovo System x, achieve the economics and agility of the cloud while maintaining control of the environment with built-in data protection, data efficiency, and centralized management.


Affordability and TCO Savings. A highly affordable price point and long-term TCO savings of 73% on average compared to traditional IT – based on an independent commissioned study by Forrester Consulting - by simplifying operations and reducing upfront costs. The SimpliVity solution features a scale-out design that allows small businesses to provision for the resources they need without overprovisioning.

Easy To Deploy, Fully Integrated System. This solution combines Lenovo System x3650 M5 servers with OmniStack technology to converge all IT infrastructure and services below the hypervisor. Lenovo System x3650 M5 server combines built-in reliability and security with enterprise-class performance. The x3650 M5 offers high performance, pay-as-you-grow flexibility, and minimum downtime. Business-critical applications and cloud deployments run safely.

OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform. This is a globally aware file system with data optimization techniques. It enables a single shared, scalable compute and storage resource pool across multiple sites. It provides efficient data storage, management, and mobility. OmniStack includes policy-based backup that was built for VMs, plus WAN-optimized replication. All management takes place through familiar interfaces like VMware vCenter, at the VM level.

Enterprise-Grade Backup and Disaster Recovery. An optional remote backup and disaster recovery add-on that provides an additional +1 node for offsite deployments. SimpliVity’s inherent data efficiencies and global unified management make it easy to replicate data to the remote site for fast and easy failover in case of a disaster. It delivers enterprise-class DR in an easy, affordable, and reliable solution.

OmniStack with Lenovo

The OmniStack Solution with Lenovo System x3650 M5 for VMware Essentials includes two SimpliVity nodes at a primary site, with an optional high-capacity configuration and a remote backup and disaster recovery option for remote sites.

OmniStack with Lenovo System x3650 M5 Servers for VMware Essentials Specifications  

* Effective capacity varies by environment, and is a function of the realized deduplication and compression rates. The capacities mentioned above offer a conservative range based on compression and deduplication rates found in standard primary storage use cases.

** RAM Usable capacity represents estimated memory resources available to virtual applications.

Data Center Consolidation

Whether you’re consolidating multiple data centers into one, or converging IT within a single site, SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT. Combine all IT infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor in a single 2U hardware platform.

Data Protection

Improve RPOs and RTOs dramatically with hyper-efficient local and remote backup and recovery built into SimpliVity hyperconvergence solutions. Reduce your dependency on legacy backup and replication products.

Cloud Computing

Get the agility and economics of public cloud while delivering the application performance of a private cloud. Leverage private and/or public cloud resources to build out your hybrid cloud using SimpliVity.


Optimize performance, scalability and reliability for virtual desktop computing. Drive down costs by getting more desktop workloads on less infrastructure without impairing worker productivity or user satisfaction.


Bring remote and branch offices into the fold with SimpliVity’s Unified Protected ROBO solution. SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure solution brings data protection for ROBOs and centralizes management.

Tier-1 Applications

Run, manage, and protect your business-critical virtual workloads. Dramatically improve application performance with SimpliVity hyperconvergence, a modern infrastructure designed to host virtualized tier-1 applications.


Go to market faster with a highly efficient, agile infrastructure that can meet the rapidly changing demands of test and development environments. Speed up IT agility for DevOps and IaaS projects.


Key Features

SimpliVity products share a common set of key features. All products improve agility by streamlining operations and freeing time and resources to support new IT projects, and reduce risk by enabling rapid recovery from unplanned downtime.

Guaranteed Data Efficiency

Get 90% capacity savings across production and backup storage while improving application performance. Eliminate unnecessary IO and improve performance with superior global data deduplication, compression, and optimization.

Built-In Resiliency, Backup, and Disaster Recovery

Ensure the highest levels of data integrity and availability and meet increasingly stringent RTOs and RPOs with built-in backup, bandwidth-efficient replication, and automated disaster recovery that eliminates legacy data protection.

Global VM-Centric Management and Mobility

Simplify day-to-day management and improve IT agility with policy-based, VM-centric management. Get seamless VM mobility across your data centers and remote offices, making development teams and end-users more productive.

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