Lenovo has announced an expansion plan for delivering software-defined solutions to support telecom and IoT infrastructure.

The expanded Lenovo telecom organization will focus on creating joint platforms to deliver customer-centric solutions, said the company in a statement. Lenovo will build and partner on network function virtualization (NFV) hardware and software solutions based on The Open Compute Project and other standards.

Lenovo says it will also focus on embedding server-class equipment in IoT solutions to enhance connectivity and build a set of edge platforms that can analyze massive amounts of data for real time decision making.

At the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Lenovo is unveiling a performance optimized offering based on Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650/SR630 servers and switches, Red Hat OpenStack, and Mellanox ConnectX-4 NICs for accelerated packet processing. In addition, Lenovo is joining the ‘Intel Select Solution for NFV’ program and offering a solution specially optimized for encryption and compression based NFV workloads. The solution is comprised of Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) and Intel XXV710 NIC enabled on Lenovo SR650/SR630 servers.

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