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Retail Hardware

Trusted Retail Hardware from IBM and Lenovo

We understand how important it is to provide our clients with the highest-quality retail hardware. That is why we have teamed up with some of the industry’s leading hardware providers.

Are you searching to improve performance and processing power with updated retail hardware?  

Some retailers are hesitant to move forward due to cost concerns, but investing in new retail hardware is actually a smart financial decision because operations and maintenance expenses tend to increase as hardware grows older. With new hardware, you’ll save on costs and increase efficiency. Plus, new hardware enhances security, better complies with regulatory requirements, and accommodates future growth.

When selecting retail hardware, it’s important to thoroughly understand the software applications that it will be running. Each solution has very unique nuances and affect hardware demand. That’s where RPE comes in. We’re a trusted retail consulting firm that’s been serving clients since 1999. We work with a wide array of operating environments, including IBM, AIX, Linux and Windows. Clients rely on our depth of experience and trust that we’ll provide the right retail hardware solution for your software applications. And, we’ll assist with all necessary steps. This includes delivery, installation, setup, configuration, and even routine operations management. 

Partnering With Leading Retail Hardware Providers


IBM Silver Business Partner

IBM Power Systems help retailers efficiently deliver large amounts of data across numerous devices and channels. Featuring power servers built on advanced technology, this hardware is engineered to drive faster and more efficient data-centric applications. It allows for organizational transformation and improved business performance. IBM Power Systems support numerous operating systems — including IBM i, AIX, and Linux — ensuring compatibility. And, for maximum flexibility, they also support various databases such as DB2 Universal, Oracle and SQL Server.

Plus, RPE even offers complimentary IBM Power Systems & Security Health Checks to identify any configuration performance, and security issues that could be compromising your system.



Lenovo servers provide a simple route to higher performance, enabling you to securely handle the simplest to most complex workloads. These innovative servers deliver top-notch agility and efficiency, and allow you to add processing, memory and storage capacity as your company’s needs grow. Lenovo’s advancements in performance, scalability, and reliability provide the technology necessary to help your business innovate, thrive and stay ahead of the competition.


Lenovo servers support the following operating systems, as well as any other operating system that’s compatible with Intel-based processors:


  • VMware — Together, Lenovo and VMware offer a proven, trusted, and certified solution for clients looking to consolidate their server applications. They can increase hardware utilization, reduce hardware operating costs and eliminate complexity for both large and small businesses.
  • Microsoft — Lenovo and Microsoft work together through joint development initiatives to establish industry standards and provide leadership solutions.
  • Linux — The Linux on Intel® world is moving ahead at an aggressive pace, and keeping up with the available resources can be quite a challenge. In response, Lenovo has placed a wealth of Linux on Intel resources at your fingertips, so you’ll be able to take full advantage of the combined power of Linux and Lenovo.


If you’re tired of having different server platforms running, underutilizing your servers and consistently wasting resources, you may want to consider IT consolidation. Consolidating multiple servers onto fewer servers helps you create an optimized end-to-end infrastructure, improving access to information, speeding up response times, more efficiently integrating data and applications. Most importantly, the potential to lower your total cost of ownership.