Innovate with Legacy Hardware
Many c-stores are burdened by one common issue: they are keen to innovate but have legacy hardware built for a different age – not designed for the needs of today’s customers, and yet too expensive to replace.
But times have changed and it’s no longer a requirement to ‘rip and replace’ all your existing IT infrastructure or go through expensive hardware refreshes. The smart way is to decouple the hardware from the software through virtualization at the edge – in the store. NCR and Zynstra have worked together to provide a blueprint for the next generation of retail store architecture, utilizing legacy hardware for new functionality and less maintenance: ‘Software Defined Store enabled by Zynstra’. This approach gives you the flexibility to sweat your existing hardware assets, improve performance and begin the path towards digitally transforming your stores.
Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, has already taken steps to install such a solution across their 750 stores.