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Offering world-class solutions to protect critical data, minimize downtime, and ensure connectivity Each APC by Schneider Electric validated solution represents a large and fast-growing market segment and offers proven technology and current and future interoperability LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 13, 2018 – Schneider Electric announces the launch of its APC Technology Partners Initiative, expanding… Read More
In many businesses, from retailers and chain restaurants, to health services and government offices, it is the local remote branch which is the prime client interaction point and where the business and the customer meet face to face. As a result, it is where initial client satisfaction is formed and the loyalty journey gains momentum. But, as they are often located outside of where a core facility is for customer convenience, these sites typically don’t have extensive IT staffing and therefore lack the technical resources of core offices. But they do require advanced client service applications with local processing capabilities. If every branch office needs to have its IT configured and deployed separately and in-person, costs are seismic and, in many cases, cost-prohibitive. As a result, remote office edge computing becomes a trade-off between costs and managing delays, service roll out, and mixed customer satisfaction.
There is a constant stream of innovation happening in storage technology, and the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market is leading the way. According to this report, the HCI market is expected to be worth $17.1 billion by 2023. This projected growth could be put down to the myriad of advantages that HCI offers, including single-pane-of-glass management, reduced rackspace and power which means greener data centres, and improved disaster recovery capabilities to list a few.
Not so many years ago, our demands of networks were more or less limited to instant dial tone and a static-free telephony connection, while the internet seemed like something out of a science fiction movie. Now there are billions of data users who expect instant response from their devices and applications.
This evolution continues to accelerate with a constant stream of new developments making us even more dependent on IT and internet infrastructure.