With the need to enhance the tablet application’s performance,
Luxottica turned to STRATACACHE to install its Retail Proxy
solution. The Retail Proxy provides local storage of remote web
or mobile content, applications, training materials, or media files.
In a retail environment, small proxy appliances are placed in
stores and automatically programmed to cache frequently used
content accessed by consumers and store associates. Caching
is extremely important because it allows retailers and brands to
offer consumers highly compelling, rich-media experiences in-
store (on tablets, Smartphones, digital signs, kiosks, etc.) without
clogging up the network uplink to headquarters. Caching unlocks
the ability to deliver cool apps to consumers in-store without
spending a fortune on bandwidth.
Viewed as an integral part of the core infrastructure, Luxottica
deployed one Retail Proxy per location, in addition to a parent
proxy at its headquarters. STRATACACHE prepopulates and configures
content on the Retail Proxy, so once it reaches the store,
it is ready for use. The parent proxy is looped to the 3,100 Retail
Proxies at the store locations, so any content that hasn’t been
cached locally goes through the parent proxy.