The Intelligent Control Plane makes it easy to commission, manage, control and update hundreds or thousands of sites across your entire edge estate – treating it as a holistic, integrated entity, rather than individual, independent sites.
The Intelligent Control Plane takes on the day-to-day heavy lifting – all patches and updates are automatically applied and all edge infrastructure is continuously tested to ensure everything is running correctly. And if you roll out a new site, the Intelligent Control Plane makes sure everything goes smoothly.
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.