Retail Edge

Retailer's Guide to Software-Defined Stores

kubernetes for retail

Software-Defined Stores for Retail

New use cases are transforming in-store customer experiences. Tectonic changes in customer buying patterns, tastes, and consumption models mean that retailers must re-invent their in-store and online presence to delight and engage existing and new customers.

In order to rapidly deploy innovative new applications that drive new lines of business and transform customer experiences, retailers should develop the “Store of the Future” that is truly software-defined and agile. Software-defined store architecture helps drive both incremental business improvements as well as the transformation that could lead to big payoffs down the road.

Over the last few years, Kubernetes has emerged as the de-facto standard platform for this application development, specifically for micro-services deployment and container orchestration. However, it has several limitations for building out software-defined stores at scale.

In this whitepaper, learn about:

  • Examples of innovative in-store use cases
  • Overcoming the challenges of in-store IT management
  • How to enable your DevOps teams to do more with modern IT
  • Managing applications for thousands of retail stores
  • And more

How Platform9 Remotely Automates Store Deployment

Watch this demo video to see how Platform9 remotely automates the deployment of all layers of the infrastructure stack in a store: Bare Metal, Virtualization, Kubernetes, Networking, etc.


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