Lenovo collaborate with Scale Computing to Solve Edge Infrastructure Challenges for Retailers
Lenovo, a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation and Scale Computing, and market leader in intelligent edge solutions announced a global partnership and a new joint product providing a solution for edge infrastructure for global retailers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing and hyper-converged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale’s HC3 software eliminates traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce, making it the ideal application platform for distributed enterprises, global retailers, and SMBs alike.
Solving Edge Infrastructure challenges for retailers
Among the growing customer base that has chosen the Lenovo and Scale Computing edge infrastructure solution for their IT needs is Ahold Delhaize, an international food retail group headquartered in Zaandam, Netherlands. The company operates supermarkets and e-commerce businesses across 35 brands, 6,600+ stores, 369,000+ employees and 11 countries, serves over 50 million customers each week.
With a large multi-national retail operation, Ahold Delhaize wanted to reduce the time spent deploying and managing edge IT infrastructure and needed a solution that could host traditional and IoT applications on the same hardware. They ultimately chose the Lenovo-Scale solution and have deployed it in 800 stores at Belgium, with more planned in 2019.
Wilfredo Sotolongo, Vice President and General Manager, IoT, Lenovo Data Center Group, stated, “In today’s global economy, businesses and governments are instrumenting the edge with ever greater intelligence, so the desire for reliable, scalable and agile edge infrastructure solutions continues to grow. Together with Scale Computing, Lenovo is addressing this market by providing edge infrastructure that has the capacity to run various IT and OT workloads, is space conscious and can be managed at each individual location by generalists. This reduces the time and budget spent managing technology and allows companies to focus more on growing their business and serving their customers.”