Speaker 1: 00:00 If you are in a product supply based industry like retail, how do you quickly scale your operations while maintaining visibility and security across all your locations? In this demo, we'll be covering how a vertical cloud solution, powered by Mojix, Google Cloud, Intel, and Redapt, makes it possible to easily ramp up digital supply chain operations. We'll also dig into the associated technologies and integration that makes this cloud and edge solution so powerful. Let's get started.
When it comes to scaling new retail operations, speed is the key to staying competitive. While there are a number of technology solutions available that help, many of them are overly complex, lack tight integration, or require significant overhead and management. Additionally, these solutions, in some cases, take years to customize, deploy, and synchronize with consistency across your locations.
Enter the Mojix platform running on Google Cloud's Anthos, a complete vertical edge-to-cloud solution. Mojix on Anthos provides you with a virtualized, synchronized, and automated supply chain and inventory management system with fast time-to-value. This not only allows your business to scale quickly, it also allows you to spend less time focusing on logistics, deployment, and maintenance as you scale. So, you can spend more time running your actual business. Here's how.
Let's say your retail business is about to launch pop-up stores across the globe. You are at the stage where store systems need to be installed and configured, and connections need to be made between inventory, point-of-sale devices, shipping and receiving, and so on. With the end-to-end Mojix on Anthos solution running on Intel technology, your store systems will be configured and tested ahead of time by Anthos-ready partners like Redapt. So, deployment and connection to applications and inventory is a plug-and-play experience.
Through Mojix, you'll have visibility into your global inventory across your locations and real time connections between that inventory and the rest of your operations. You even have the ability to track inventory status down to the individual item level. And, if you're using the Intel-powered Google Cloud platform, you'll have the availability and the reliability of a global data center network spanning dozens of regions, each with multiple zones.
As your business scales and new needs arise, you can focus on continuous delivery by pushing new capabilities and updates to your cloud infrastructure, edge software, and devices with a flip of a switch. Want to deploy anti-theft capabilities to combat inventory shrinkage? Launch a fitting room app that accesses real-time inventory levels? Give your employees insight into product demand, so they can better display decisions?
Thanks to the virtual and container-based foundation of Anthos, and the reliability and power of Intel-based Google Cloud on premises technology, the Mojix platform can easily, securely, and consistently launch and update solution capabilities across your entire store and warehouse chain. Capabilities that are ready to use within minutes of being enabled or updated. All of this is possible from one remote, centralized location, by a single support person. With Mojix platform, you can save your operations and IT teams time and resources and allow your decision makers to focus on actually running your business.
This while giving your employees access to the tools and information they need in order to provide your customers with a much more complete and enjoyable retail experience. And, since the Mojix on Anthos solution is powered by Intel Select Solutions for Anthos, with configuration testing, and deployment done by the experienced team at Redapt, you can have faith in a successful launch.
Now that we've outlined a use case for Mojix running on Google Cloud's Anthos, let's take a look under the hood of this end-to-end solution for GCP customers. It all starts on the warehouse floor of Redapt, a GCP-certified partner where custom retail data center infrastructure racks are assembled alongside Anthos-approved Intel technologies for Google Kubernetes Engine on-prem.
Redapt's engineers install and configure your company's Anthos and Mojix environments and verify they're working correctly. This includes setting up and testing the required virtual machine management environments, virtual machine images, any application load balances that might be needed, virtual networks to connect at all. Finally, the local Anthos clusters that all these elements run. Redapt will save this workflow as an automated template that can be quickly deployed to additional Anthos-ready hardware. Redapt then handles the shipping, delivery, reassembly, and installation of this infrastructure at your various locations. They also go through the process of doing final onsite configuration and networking and syncing the local Anthos cluster with the Google Cloud instances by 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors that help improve performance while reducing your costs.
Finally, Redapt leverages Anthos config management to configure and install Anthos and Mojix elements on your edge devices. Once deployed, your locations will be up and running, synced with your Mojix cloud environment and visible and manageable within Google Cloud platform, just like any other cloud cluster. Redapt's integration services mean your IT teams won't need to worry about the logistics or engineering involved in procuring, configuring, testing, and deploying the solution. Your company can enjoy a faster time-to-value when launching new locations.
What about the need for new capabilities, like we mentioned in the pop-up store use case? This is where the Mojix and the Anthos solution really shines. Anthos comes with a feature called Anthos Config Management, or ACM. ACM allows for the creation of a common configuration across all your locations and infrastructure, continuously monitors that configuration for changes, and, when changes are detected, deploys and synchronizes those changes throughout your Google Kubernetes Engine clusters.
Let's say you add a new retail capability through Mojix. The Mojix cloud pushes that desired state change to ACM within your Anthos cloud hub. ACM detects the new desired state and validates it, then deploys the associated capability to the GKE clusters and devices across your locations. Once the capability has been deployed, Mojix can remotely see it running on your location nodes through Google Cloud platform. New features can be deployed at a global scale within minutes, versus hours, or even days, and with minimal tech and dev support. This same process works for patches and updates. When Mojix pushes out a new app version, it can be seamlessly deployed to all your cloud, store, and warehouse clusters without the need for onsite or location-by-location support.
And, if you have homegrown or third-party applications, they can be managed the same way. Your dev team can easily push code versions to their repository of choice, such as Google Cloud source repositories or GIT, and ACM can detect and deploy changes to any number of your locations simultaneously.
To recap, with this edge solution provided by Mojix, Google Cloud, Intel, and Redapt, you can give your developers and IT staff a smoother CI/CD process, along with the ability to centralize and streamline edge monitoring, management, and support, launch new capabilities and updates quickly with next to zero downtime to maximize both your operational efficiency and customer experience, and deploy hardware that has already been fully configured, tested, and benchmarked for minimum performance guarantees as established by Intel, further increasing your time-to-value when launching new locations. To learn more about the Mojix, Google Cloud, Intel, and Redapt edge solution, contact Redapt today. Thank you for watching this demo.