Lenovo has announced an as-a-Service acquisition model for its ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile product portfolios called TruScale Infrastructure Services. It is a subscription-based offering that allows customers to use and pay for Lenovo hardware, integrated OEM software and services. TruScale can be applied to an on premises data center or another customer-preferred location such as a colocation facility. Customers are not required to purchase equipment or to separately license the pre-integrated software.
We note that as-a-Service offerings are growing in number and variety for which we have identified four categories:
Lenovo fits into the category of vendors who offer their own infrastructure on an optional as-a-service basis.
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