Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

An office-in-a-box for smaller retailers: Easy to set up, easy to operate, easy on the pocket

Whether you’re a bricks-and-mortar operation, an online seller, or a mix of both, we’ve got you covered with this innovative solution – as featured at HPE Discover Virtual Experience!

Small and midsize retailers are making enormous strides in harnessing technology to nurture growth, in areas as diverse as providing secure Wi-Fi for in-store shoppers and exploring e-commerce models. They have some specific needs – ensuring compliance with payment card industry (PCI) standards compliance, for example. But more broadly, they’re looking for solutions to help them push digital innovation even further without requiring IT expertise that they just don’t have access to. And, most important, they’re looking for ways to ensure reliability and uptime. Nobody wants to experience a systems outage that could silence the reassuring ka-ching of the virtual cash registers.

HPE Small Business IT Solutions for Retail.jpgHPE has an innovative solution that nicely fits the bill – a retail office-in-box based on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus. It’s easy to set up with minimum time and effort, it supports your small office environment while taking up very little space, and it’s cloud-ready to support your online transaction environment. At HPE Discover Virtual Experience a couple of weeks ago, my colleague Aditi Pandey and I presented a Business Talk session in which we covered some of the breakthrough features of this HPE Small Business Retail Solution, as well as the many benefits for SMBs. The session is now available on-demand: New Innovative Digital Business Solution to Grow Your Small Retail Business

At just 15 minutes or so, the video is well worth your time to explore what we think is a very powerful package for your retail business, whether bricks-and-mortar, online, or a mix. We look at the key capabilities of the “small but mighty” MicroServer, including:

  • HPE silicon-root-of-trust security, which provides 360-degree protection, detection and recovery from cyberattacks with security built into the hardware
  • HPE ILO 5 remote server management capabilities, which enable you to securely monitoring and  manage your server from anywhere in the world
  • HPE Rapid Setup, which accelerates deployment with step-by-step best practices recommendations.

And we focus on innovative features of the new Aruba Instant On portfolio, a key component of the solution, including:

  • Single-pane-of-glass management across all of your switches and access points
  • Remote management and monitoring of your network – even from your mobile devices
  • End-to-end wired/wireless access.

For a close look at how HPE enables you to deliver personalized experiences, secure you payment solutions and compliance, and enhance operational efficiency, see our new ebook: Retail Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses

This short video explains why Small Office Deployment with HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus is a perfect fit for your retail business.

To learn more about Aruba Instant On switches, see this solution overview.

You can find more info about all of our SMB solutions for specific verticals, including retail, here: HPE Industry Solutions for Small and Midsized Businesses.

Learn more about HPE small business IT solutions

Robert Checketts
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Robert has over 25+ years of IT Marketing and Product Management leadership experience spanning country, Regional and WW organizations. Robert is a marketing executive with extensive experience in field marketing, channel marketing and product marketing on a global basis and is driven to deliver SMB’s end-to-end affordable infrastructure that’s secure from the start, optimized for every workload, packaged for many consumption models, ready to scale, and easy to manage.