Intelligent Control Plane

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.

Intelligent Edge

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.

What is the economic value of the Software Defined Store?

How IT Works

Store IT infrastructures today are complex and expensive to maintain. By shifting our store infrastructure from a hardware centric to a software focused approach, we will be able to increase our speed-of-service, quickly deploy upgrades across our network of stores and add new features and innovations including cloud-enabled services across our chain.

Mike Rodgers
Chief Strategy and Information Officer
Pilot Flying J
Our Virtualized Point of Sale software is built on our Intelligent Edge capability and delivers specific applications for retail stores that break the hardware/software linkage for increased ROI. It reduces the store IT bill of materials and operating costs significantly, while increasing performance, reliability and security. The applications are available for new and old POS systems and peripherals:

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