Modell’s pivots toward cloud infrastructure

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Modell’s pivots toward cloud infrastructure

By Dan Berthiaume - 11/20/2019
Modell’s store interior

A regional sporting goods chain is getting an assist in transforming to a cloud-based enterprise.

Modell’s Sporting Goods is partnering with TierPoint, a provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the Internet, to leverage IBM infrastructure and other cloud services. The retailer is moving away from the traditional data center model to a flexible, scalable, cloud-based infrastructure.

"Our IT operations, including computing and infrastructure resource needs, are a key component of our ability to succeed in a highly competitive retail marketplace,” said Modell CTO Vincent Damiano. “In the retail industry today, you are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition and you need the ability to adapt and change fast. We chose TierPoint as a partner in this area due to their experience, reputation and comprehensive suite of services that allow us the real-time flexibility in managing our computing resource needs to support our business."

Modell’s has already demonstrated it sees cloud-enabling operations as a key component of staying competitive in 21st century retail. Earlier in November, the retailer rolled out the Domo cloud platform, with more than 1,000 pre-built connectors and a mobile-first design, to automatically update enterprise data and make it available via mobile device. 

As a result, store managers have more control over each day’s performance by knowing what’s selling and optimizing that inventory. In addition, executives can more holistically understand the areas of the business that are doing well or may need attention. 

Headquartered in New York City and family-run, Modell's Sporting Goods operates over 150 stores located in nine East Coast states and the District of Columbia, as well as a national e-commerce site.

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