IaaS solutions for retailers

As retailers continue to respond to the challenges of margin pressure, omnichannel dynamics and digital disruption, IaaS offers a simple and easy to manage way of providing the underlying computing power and services to support next-generation retail environments.

Whether that’s to deliver additional short-term performance and capacity to support seasonal peaks, such as Black Friday or Christmas, or to meet new innovation-driven demands around customer analytics or the connected supply chain, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) can help. Put simply IaaS is utility Cloud computing.

Key benefits for retailers

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Agility

Helping retailers meet the twin challenges of driving critical enablement whilst containing IT spend

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Availability

Securing the requisite resilience, uptime and DR fallback for today’s ‘always on’ retail environment

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Innovation

Delivering fast, low risk provisioning options for transformative platforms and applications

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Security

Offering a frontline against the rising tide of cyber threats and attack vectors

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Scalability

Providing elastic resources that flex to meet peak demands eg Black Friday, Christmas or changing operational demands

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Efficiency

Allowing centralised management of disparate estates and universal access to shared data sources

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Overheads

Removing the CAPEX burden whilst underpinning an expansionist IT programme through predictable OPEX instead

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Customer satisfaction

Facilitating next generation consumer-centric retailing, from ‘hyper-relevant’ marketing to fast, simple, secure and reliable buying options

In summary, IaaS is an invaluable strategic and tactical weapon in the fight for the consumer – to keep them served, to keep them safe, and to keep them shopping.


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