Acuative, a global provider of wall-to-wall technology solutions and
support for retail chains, today announced it is working with Ciena® to
offer a new retail-focused solution based upon Distributed Network
Function Virtualization (D-NFV). The Acuative and Ciena teams will show
at NRF how their combined technologies can enable retailers to better
compete by maintaining pace with ever-changing network requirements.
D-NFV is an innovative networking technology that leverages
virtualization and the many tangible business benefits associated with
rapid software development cycles allowing forward-looking retailers to
host critical network functions, such as encryption and firewalls, on
premise where they are best situated to ensure a highly reliable and
secure network – the cornerstone of any
Retailers can significantly reduce onsite network equipment
requirements, while maintaining or even surpassing existing performance
requirements, for notable improvements in power, space, and security
coupled with a quicker and more agile deployment model. In working with
Ciena, Acuative can provide a simple and cost-effective D-NFV solution
tailored to the specific needs of retailers embroiled in a
hyper-competitive retail environment.
“D-NFV makes use of virtualization at the network edge to provide
retailers with a secure and scalable means of rapidly adapting to
changing network requirements,” says Joe Cumello, Vice President of
Global Marketing at Ciena.
Along with the D-NFV solution, Acuative will demonstrate how retailers
can accelerate their WAN transformation with Software Defined Wide Area
Networking (SD-WAN). Acuative’s SD-WAN solution delivers more bandwidth
at a lower cost, helping retailers gain significant financial benefits
while improving customer experience.
Acuative’s lifecycle support includes consulting, implementation,
hardware, broadband circuits, 24/7 monitoring, on-site maintenance, and
ongoing management. This enables retailers to be better positioned to
harness the power and savings of SD-WAN and D-NFV. Acuative offers
retail chains a powerful combination of expertise, round-the-clock
availability, and extensive technical resources, simplifying the entire
process of managing retail technology. SD-WAN and D-NFV by Acuative
deliver improved application performance, security, and “zero touch”
provisioning to quickly add new sites or make network changes easily.
Josh Levine, Senior Vice President for Acuative said, “D-NFV and
SD-WAN are true game-changers for retailers. They enable retailers to
power more technology that improves the customer experience and cut
costs at the same time. It is a completely new level of speed, power and
cost savings. The difference in SD-WAN and D-NFV by Acuative is that we
guide the retailer to make choices that are most profitable for their
business and to position them for future growth.”
Acuative, in partnership with Ciena, will be hosting a Virtual Reality
Indy car race game during the NRF Expo. Retailers are welcome to stop by
and test their driving skills to win a Fitbit® Ionic fitness watch and
other prizes. They can race a VR Indy car at speeds over 200 mph on the
famous 2.3 mile Laguna Seca raceway in California. At the close of each
day, the top three drivers will be invited back to the “Acuative/Ciena
Winner’s Circle,” for a prize presentation.
Acuative will also present its Total Store Care service, which includes
wall-to-wall support, installation, monitoring, and maintenance for all
store technology systems, including VoIP, Guest WiFi, Mobility, IoT,
Analytics, and Digital Media for signage and displays.
To learn more about D-NFV, SD-WAN, and other innovative retail
technology services, products, and solution offerings, visit Acuative at
the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, Retail's
BIG Show - Booth #1575, January 14-16, 2018 at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York City.
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