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5 Reasons Retailers Should Check Out Extreme (at NRF ‘20)

Ryan Hall Manager, Vertical Solutions Marketing Published 29 Sep 2020

NRF tagline is ‘Retail’s BIG Show’ for a reason: because it creates a huge opportunity to check out the latest and greatest solutions in the industry.  Leveraging our deep expertise working with retail customers including Fortune 500 brands, we’re thrilled to demonstrate how our purpose-built, cloud-driven networking technologies provide improved operational efficiency and better customer experiences at this year’s show.  

Here are 5 reasons you should check out Extreme – at NRF ’20 or otherwise!  

  1. Explore how the power of cloud-driven networking meets the acute needs of retail today

The retail industry is evolving at a pace that challenges businesses and their supporting physical environments to keep up: traditional brick and mortar retailers are reshaping physical footprints, native digital retail platforms are expanding into physical spaces, the number of connected shoppers and IoT ‘things’ is rapidly increasing in-store, and customer’s mobile and digital behaviors are drastically heightened.

These changes are increasing complexity, and with it, demand on networking solutions and the IT staff that support them. To support your business’s growing needs, retail is turning to cloud-driven technology for its flexibility, agility, security, and feature-rich technology. The benefits of cloud infrastructure are endless, and we can show you how. Here are 10 IT benefits of cloud technology to get you started.

  1. View a demo of ExtremeCloud IQ, Extreme’s 3rd generation cloud platform

ExtremeCloud IQ helps retail organizations automate end-to-end, edge-to-data center network operations, unlock actionable intelligence, scale faster, and secure and optimize the end-user and application experience.

ExtremeCloud IQ equips businesses with a cross-function of unique features, including both a retail cloud front-end and back-end; front end includes customizable dashboards with dual-persona KPIs for business and technical staff, and the cloud back-end supports dedicated non-AWS regional data centers, with longer data retention and open APIs. In addition to the customized, built-in retail analytics and insights. ExtremeCloud IQ also enables rapid network deployment to support all your retail sites with cloud management, and unlimited scale to accommodate the fluctuations in retail demand with an elastic cloud-driven network that seamlessly adapts to evolving needs.   

  1. Learn about Extreme Retail Select, our newest Retail solution offering

Extreme Retail Select is comprised of curate cloud technology packages designed to remove the cost and complexity associated with selecting, buying, building, deploying, and managing networking technology at retail sites. Extreme Retail Select meets the fundamental IT network requirements of the business, fuels innovations, and delivers better customer experiences.

Extreme Retail Select includes a dedicated cloud retail environment with ExtremeCloud IQ, Ethernet switching, high-performance Wi-Fi, SD-WAN routing, all with deep intelligence and robust security. A simple, turn-key solution, customers can automate new store setup, maximize operational efficiencies, and deliver consistent services and experiences at scale so they can advance with forward-thinking innovation.

  1. Discover how to save valuable time and money with Extreme’s Extended Edge solution.

Extreme Networks’ Extended Edge, delivered with its edge switching portfolio, enables retailers with a power fabric solution to leverage their IT network infrastructure more effectively and more efficiently power large-scale business environments.

The solution removes the complexity and the costs of large network deployments while delivering upon the unique technology requirements of these environments, supporting the increased connectivity needs of retail today. Extended Edge delivers robust port-based network security, highly scalable policy control, lower infrastructure costs, and lower operational costs.

  1. Interact with customers who are utilizing our network technologies today

One of the best ways to learn how our networking solutions support retail’s unique challenges and goals is by speaking with our customers! Be sure to stop by Extreme’s booth (#853) in the expo hall to speak with our industry experts or interact with one of our customers. To proactively create valuable networking opportunities with your peers, we’re also hosting a customer reception and happy hour Sunday night. Click here to register to attend!

Have a few extra minutes? Check out our latest retail panel discussion, featuring one of Extreme’s largest retail customers, who relies on our cloud-driven networking solutions to ensure their 2,100 locations across the United States are effectively managed and powered.       

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