Azure positions 4R for greater growth and brings more SAN, server power and cooling capacity.
BERWYN, PA, August 13, 2015 – 4R Systems, Inc. announced its move to Azure as its cloud platform of choice. 4R, a leading provider of advanced supply chain analytics which help retailers gain significantly increased profits by optimizing their omnichannel inventory investments, serves large retail chains nationwide.
The company has a growing list of national retail customers, and each new customer results in terabytes of data being created and the need for more computing power. The company chose to leverage the benefits and scalability of the cloud while keeping costs in check.
David Leonard, 4R’s CTO said, “We were faced with a choice: continue to make investments in our in-house data center, or move to a cloud platform. We chose to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of Azure.”
The company designed a virtual private network between its data center and Azure using a dedicated, high-speed connection. 4R requires high-performance data access so it took advantage of Microsoft’s Azure Premium Storage.
“We are excited 4R has selected Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform of choice,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. Growing companies like 4R choose Azure because of the flexibility it offers and the ability to tailor its business to the needs of its clients without technology constraints.”
4R has already moved one client into full production in Azure, and has several more provisioned and ready to go.
Retailers interested in reading 4R’s mini case study can download it here.