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Despite marketplace challenges driven in part by pandemic-related restrictions, this global retailer that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories continues to generate billions of dollars through hundreds of storefronts and an extensive e-commerce network. Company growth called for an easy-to-manage IT solution that would shift reliable processing power closer to customers.
Increased system resiliency
Reduced data center support costs
Simplified remote management of edge computing systems
Maximum uptime from future-ready IT solution
Storefronts around the globe
As new technologies such as in-store kiosks and augmented reality displays multiplied, the retailer was searching for innovative ways to offload its use of centralized and cloud data centers for managing hundreds of remote “brick and mortar” storefronts. Additionally, stores continued to generate higher volumes of local, customer-related data, requiring a more distributed data processing model for supporting the stores.