Managing the technology to run a retail business these days is a huge responsibility. You live in a world of applications proliferating at unprecedented speed—from core systems that run daily business operations, to IoT technologies that help maximize on-shelf availability and minimize shrink, to innovative apps that create immersive customer experiences. Though many of your applications probably run in the cloud, for all the obvious benefits, some applications simply must run in the store. And that list is growing.
Deploying applications at every store, along with the infrastructure necessary to support them, is a situation that can quickly get out of control. You don’t have the time, money and people to manage it all—especially while being asked to be more efficient and do your part to contribute to revenue growth.
What you need is the freedom to run applications on-premises when you need to, with the operational simplicity and performance you get from the cloud. Scale Computing HC3 Edge is a unified infrastructure platform powerful enough to support all your in-store applications, yet lightweight enough to run on hardware suited for your store environment (not a mini-data center). You get a highly-reliable computing environment that monitors and heals itself to make sure your applications remain online and available, even when internet connections are interrupted at the store. With centralized management you have a simple, cloud-like experience for deploying, monitoring and maintaining distributed application infrastructure. In short, HC3 Edge lets you run the most applications on the most suitable hardware with the most reliability and least amount of effort.
We did not have a single minute of downtime in any of our 800 stores since we implemented Scale Computing and our overall time to manage the stores was reduced by more than 50%.
Benefits of Running In-Store Applications on HC3 Edge
HC3 Edge drastically reduces your operational costs and future-proofs your in-store technology investments.
Consolidate In-store Applications and Infrastructure
Compute, storage, virtualization and disaster recovery are combined into a single, easy-to-use platform. Eliminate the cost and complexity of caring for separate hardware and software to support individual point solutions. Even run legacy and modern applications on the same infrastructure.
Expect The Infrastructure To Care For Itself
Designed for locations with no IT staff on-site, autonomous, self-healing capa-bilities maximize the uptime and performance of applications. Failover, redundancy and resiliency are funda-mentally designed into every aspect of the solution to create a highly-available, reliable computing environment unlike any other.