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
Helping retailers meet the twin challenges of driving critical enablement whilst containing IT spend
Securing the requisite resilience, uptime and DR fallback for today’s ‘always on’ retail environment
Delivering fast, low risk provisioning options for transformative platforms and applications
Offering a frontline against the rising tide of cyber threats and attack vectors
Providing elastic resources that flex to meet peak demands eg Black Friday, Christmas or changing operational demands
Allowing centralised management of disparate estates and universal access to shared data sources
Removing the CAPEX burden whilst underpinning an expansionist IT programme through predictable OPEX instead
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.