The Intelligent Edge is a virtualized edge server that sits in your retail store. It’s an edge scale, hyperconverged core, comprising virtualized compute, storage and networking that’s deployed on-site. It provides a platform to operate your in-store front and back office applications because it contains a local instance of the Intelligent Control Plane, making it possible to control and monitor these workloads. It also provides the security and PCI DSS compliance required in a retail environment. It can run local applications in the store, such as RFID, Payments, CCTV or managers back office PC. And it includes optional on-site infrastructure services, such as Firewall, File Share, Local Networking and Business Continuity capabilities.