Improved Manageability at Retailer’s Network Edge Reduces Data Center Support Costs

• November 23, 2020


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


Case Summary


Storefronts around the globe

Critical Need:

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.

Vertiv Solution:


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