The past 18 months have been challenging for most industries, but the retail sector has been hit particularly hard. Retailers faced multiple obstacles like changing COVID restrictions, supply chain issues, rising cost of goods, IT and general staff shortages, working from home challenges, and more. These obstacles have forced IT leaders to rethink their existing infrastructure needs, and replace aging hardware, all with as little IT support staff as possible.
Retail companies often approach Scale Computing looking to improve disaster recovery capabilities, support higher SLAs for critical workloads, lower costs, improve efficiency, improve in-store IT security, and future-proof their IT environment with the ability to scale out on demand.
Enter Scale Computing HC3 Edge solutions. Edge computing plays a critical role in the retail industry’s IT innovation and digital transformation strategies. The purpose of edge computing is to meet the demands of more applications running outside of the cloud or data center, closer to where they are used by people, devices and IoT technologies.
Made for the IT infrastructure demands of retail stores, HC3 Edge is a powerful, all-in-one platform uniquely designed for running applications at the edge. Lightweight software is packaged for uncontrolled, non-IT environments and managed centrally, making it easy to run applications anywhere they are needed while also reducing workloads for IT teams.
IT leaders can combine virtualization, IoT, and edge computing with an adaptable infrastructure that streamlines retail IT operations at the store level, and provides major opportunities to enhance the consumer experience while also lowering costs. The platform allows an IT team to run existing business applications—such as point of sale, inventory management, video security, and new IoT transformative applications—on a common platform.
Delhaize, a world-leading food retailer with 6,700 stores worldwide, implemented Scale Computing HC3 Edge platform on Lenovo servers. By doing so, Delhaize reduced management time by 75% and improved recovery time by 99.9%. Scale Computing HC3 Edge provides a comprehensive system that automates the overall IT management, saving organizations time, money, and resources.
Before selecting Scale Computing, national grocery store chain Jerry's Foods was using a legacy virtualization system that was costly, unreliable, and difficult to operate and manage. With only five full IT team members, and no IT staff on-site at its more than 50 grocery store locations, Jerry’s Foods needed a highly available IT infrastructure solution that could be managed remotely with ease while providing the computing power necessary to support all of their on-site applications. With Scale Computing HC3 Edge, Jerry’s Foods reduced IT management time by 50% through modernizing their in-store application environment at half the cost of legacy systems.
Want to learn more?
Take advantage today of Scale Computing’s HC3 Edge Computing Trial, a no cost, 30-day program for qualified customers to try the Scale Computing HE150 edge computing platform. Built specifically for multi-site deployments that need highly available infrastructure on-premises, with remote management, the HE150 can be deployed almost anywhere, without requiring a rack or server closet. Get hands-on experience with self-healing, right-sized infrastructure that runs critical applications right where they’re needed.
Scale Computing is attending FSTEC September 12-14, 2021 in Grapevine, TX. Visit the Scale Computing Booth #616 to see HC3 Edge in action and qualify for the edge computing platform trial.
Details of the Edge Trial include:
- HC3 self-healing technology that keeps applications running
- Simplified deployment and management
- Minimal training, with no onsite IT expertise needed
- Do more with less hardware costs and fewer resources
- Single vendor support experience
- Available as a 3+ node cluster or 1 node platform
- Qualification criteria required (10+ locations)
- The trial offer is only valid in North America, United Kingdom, Benelux, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa
If you are managing application infrastructure at more than 10 locations, sign up for the trial program here.