Lenovo and EMC have completed the formation of LenovoEMC Ltd, a joint venture previously announced in August 2012.
The partnership between the two technology powerhouses will deliver co-branded NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices and industry standard servers to distributed enterprises, remote branches, and small and medium businesses; fusing both companies storage know-how to deliver weighty storage technology to the market.
This partnership between the two also includes an x86 server technology development program as well as an OEM and reseller relationship for EMC's storage solutions.
EMC acquired Iomega in 2008, and it's apparent that Iomega's NAS technology is sure to fit into the partnership's product offerings. Iomega's product portfolio includes desktop, tower, and rackmount form factor NAS products. These products range in storage capacity from diskless consumer devices up to 48TB storage arrays for business and feature EMC's LifeLine Operating System. Iomega's established NAS technology will provide storage expansion capabilities to Lenovo's line of ThinkServer and ThinkStation servers and workstations.
"Lenovo's record as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world and Iomega's heritage as a leader in network storage solutions enables the joint venture to pursue growth opportunities and drive innovation in the SMB NAS market," said Eric Arcese, president and general manager of LenovoEMC Ltd.
"With the joint venture now underway, there's a real sense of opportunity and excitement as we work with our partners and customers to firmly establish LenovoEMC Ltd as a leader in the fast-growing global SMB storage market."