August 17, 2023

More than Hardware: Software, Cloud, Edge, AI: Exclusive Interview with Lenovo | VMware Explore 2023

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In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our VMware Explore US 2023 coverage, we speak with Mike McDonough, Executive Director of Software and Solutions at Lenovo.

Watch as we learn more about Lenovo and their technology offerings. Lenovo is one of the world's largest PC companies, and they are expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of 'New IT' technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services.

During this interview, McDonough provides a deeper dive into Lenovo solutions, and explains how it is considered unique and differentiated in the market. He also describes the company's partnership with VMware and what it looks like, and describes a world class, large joint lab facility between the two companies. McDonough also explains how they work with and solve problems for VMware users and VMware implementations with a combination of hardware and software.  

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Jump straight in:
0:00 - Intro
0:18 - Welcome to Mike McDonough,
0:38 - Background on Lenovo
1:40 - How does Lenovo partner with VMware?
3:11 - What problems do you solve? And what do you offer VMware users?
5:30 - Providing a deeper dive into the Lenovo technology offerings
9:24 - What makes Lenovo unique and differentiated in the market?
11:52 - What themes and trends in 2024 is Lenovo interested in?
16:58 - Wrap up

Last modified on August 17, 2023
Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 





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