Enhanced programs will help facilitate efficient migration onto a modern Windows Server platform
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 16, 2015 — Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) today announced enhancements to their Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Program in North America, providing resellers with highly-effective tools to help customers migrate from their Windows Server 2003 environment, to the new System x and ThinkServer platforms running the latest Windows Server 2012 R2 operating platform.
The Lenovo Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support Program features discounts on popular ThinkServer configurations, incremental rebates on many TopSeller configurations and now System x configurations. In addition, Lenovo will offer special financing through Lenovo Financial Services with no payments for up to 90 days, and demo units for evaluation. Resellers will also have access to technical whitepapers to aid migration of the OS and applications, as well as sales tools, and reseller customizable customer collateral – providing everything needed to enable partners to offer services and an exceptional experience for their customers.
“Working with Microsoft, Lenovo's unique approach to Windows Server 2003 migration enables our channel partners to provide their value add services to their customers. These services include detailed assessments, migration and integration. Combined with Lenovo’s robust suite of training, tools, marketing, and financing, these offerings will greatly benefit our collective end users,” said Chris Frey, vice president, Lenovo North America Commercial and Channel business. “Consistent with our channel approach, this program demonstrates our philosophy of simplicity, consistency, predictability and profitability for our partners.”
“Microsoft and Lenovo have a history of bringing breakthrough products and programs to our customers and channel partners,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice president of US OEM, Microsoft Corp. “Today’s program announcement is the latest example. Lenovo’s innovative ThinkServer and System x portfolio, together with Windows Server 2012 R2, provides a powerful solution that addresses a critical customer need while creating new opportunities for our channel partners.”
The program includes attractive offers on ThinkServer System Building Blocks and System x configurations with Windows Server 2012 R2 licenses, special financing, sales and co-marketing tools, training, technical information and assistance that can be utilized by Lenovo partners to develop and deliver migration services personalized for their customers. Partners will now be able to help their customers enjoy a more secure, efficient and compliant IT infrastructure that protects their data and runs their business more efficiently.
The Lenovo Windows Server 2003 End of Support Migration Program is available now at http://www.lenovopartnernetwork.com/resources/ms-server-eos
For more information, speak with your Lenovo sales representative and visit: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/servers/server-refresh/
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