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Digital Commerce Innovation Demands Agility | @CloudExpo @FujitsuAmerica #Cloud

Fujitsu and Grid Dynamics enable faster deployments of scalable E-Commerce platform on hybrid cloud infrastructure

Fujitsu and Grid Dynamics have teamed up to create the Cloud Commerce Platform to empower retailers with best-of-breed hardware, software and services for faster digital innovation.

Retailers are under immense pressure to innovate faster. Working with them over the years, we have come to intimately understand their challenges. With the explosion of digital touch points and the expectation of a unified experience throughout a shopper's journey across the channels, retailers must innovate at an unprecedented pace while performing flawlessly even as traffic peaks.

To maintain their edge, retailers must experiment with new ideas by deploying new apps and features 24/7. Industry leaders, like Amazon, Staples, Walmart and Zappos are already developing features faster than web startups do. However, most retailers are still hampered by the complexity of Information Technology (IT) systems and processes that can hold back innovation by months or even years.

Challenges that hamper agile transformation are numerous:

  • Fragile legacy systems that are not designed for rapid change
  • Unexpected outages that cripple revenue under peak workloads and traffic
  • Insufficient infrastructure that does not scale with the needs of the business
  • Misconfigurations caused by manual changes in application environments
  • Inefficient communication between development, security, and operation teams

Increasingly, accelerating digital innovation requires retailers to look beyond their own walls to gain the infrastructure flexibility needed to support agility behind new software projects.

Fujitsu and Grid Dynamics have teamed up to create the Cloud Commerce Platform to empower retailers with best-of-breed hardware, software and services for faster digital innovation. The solution integrates the Oracle Commerce Platform, Amazon Web Services, Fujitsu M10 servers and the award-winning Grid Dynamics Tonomi autonomic application management into a single solution to deliver optimal performance, flexibility and convenience. The retailers gain the agility needed to quickly experiment, develop, test and release new digital services for always-relevant consumer experiences. Also improved are availability, uptime and performance with a highly-scalable on-demand infrastructure, while reducing errors with application automation.

Why is this important to retailers? The new innovative solution:

  • Empowers retailers to rapidly develop, automatically test and release new digital services and features, delivering always-relevant experiences to consumers
  • Provides an end-to-end solution for digital retail, from development to production
  • Improves availability, performance and uptime with record-breaking Fujitsu M10 Server hardware
  • Reduces risk of change through application automation and highly scalable, on-demand infrastructure

By working together, and combining these specialized technologies in one package as a subscription service for the first time, Fujitsu and Grid Dynamics are putting retailers in the driver's seat on day one, and eliminating integration headaches, time and costs inherent with acquiring infrastructure and hiring new DevOps teams.

Connect with Connected Retail. It's an exciting new world for retailers and the future of digital innovation looks promising.  Find more details on the new Cloud Commerce Platform here. Come test drive the new solution live at Retail's BIG Show 2016: NRF 2016 17-19 January, Jacob Javits Center, NYC, in the Fujitsu booth (#3805).

More Stories By Ferhat Hatay

Dr. Ferhat Hatay is Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Fujitsu Oracle Center of Excellence driving incubation programs in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, Real-Time Streaming Analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT).

His experience includes serving in key roles at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and HAL (A Fujitsu Company, not the HAL 9000!) driving innovative open large-scale infrastructure solutions for high performance and enterprise computing.

Ferhat started his career at NASA Ames Research Center building infrastructures for large-scale computer simulations and Big Data analysis. He forever remains a rocket scientist. Follow him at Twitter: @FerhatSF.