A smart meter has a wireless networking interface and mesh networking software.
There’s $2 billion in stimulus money available for projects that seek to make components of the Smart Grid interoperable and vendor neutral.
The Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan on March 17. Among the larger issues addressed in the Plan is the use of wireless broadband to facilitate Smart Grid development.
Smart grid is a generic label for the application of computer intelligence and networking abilities to a dumb electricity distribution system. Smart grid initiatives seek to improve operations, maintenance and planning by making sure that all components of the electric grid can seamlessly exchange data. Smart Grid vocabulary is about electricity and power management, but it's also about networking, data management, data analytics, storage, security, customer communication and privacy. Continue...
OVERHEARD TALKING ABOUT SMART GRID TECH
"The overriding goal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards is to ensure the bulk electric system is protected from cyberattacks." -- Ernie Hayden
Energy IT sees smart-grid boon for data storage The economic stimulus package set aside billions of dollars for smart grids and smart meters, and storage admins at early-adopter energy companies are already managing hundreds of terabytes and even petabytes of data. (SearchStorageChannel.com)
Networking VARs could grab smart grid stimulus bill funding Given that the stimulus bill includes $54 billion for modernizing the nation's energy grid, VARs will have to take a second look at these opportunities, especially since these projects will depend on integrators for networking, storage and systems. (SearchNetworkingChannel.com)
How does SAP fit into plans for a Smart Grid? Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) is about to enable what the utilities industry calls the Smart Grid, an integrated system that will turn meters into two-way communication devices and that means a lot more data. (SearchSAP.com)
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Strong cryptography is used by most governments around the world to protect communications. It involves secreted and encrypted communication that is not amenable to cryptographic analysis and decryption to ensure it cannot be accessed by unauthorized entities.
A PCI gap assessment is the identification, analysis and documentation of areas of non-compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI gap assessment is the first step for a merchant seeking to become PCI DSS-compliant.
Merchant levels are used by the payment card industry (PCI) to determine risk levels and determine the appropriate level of security for their businesses. Specifically, merchant levels determine the amount of assessment and security validation that is required for the merchant to pass PCI DSS assessment.
Apache Incubator is the starting point for projects and software seeking to become part of the Apache Software Foundation’s efforts. The ASF is a non-profit organization that oversees the development of Apache software.
A JDBC driver (Java Database Connectivity driver) is a small piece of software that allows JDBC to connect to different databases. Once loaded, a JDBC driver connects to a database by providing a specifically formatted URL that includes the port number, the machine and database names.
Microsoft Windows Update for Business is a service in Windows 10 that will allow administrators to control which client devices will receive updates and when by choosing a 'fast' or 'slow' distribution ring.
An MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) is a credential that proves that an individual has a complete set of skills required to perform a particular IT job role, such as enterprise or virtualization administrator.
Multiprotocol storage, also known as unified or federated storage, is a technology that makes it possible to support protocols traditionally associated with SAN's block-based storage and NAS's file-based storage in a single device.
NAS filers add scalable, expandable storage for file serving purposes in data sharing, cloud applications, Internet and enterprise networks, in both fiber channel SANs and the more conventional Ethernet LANs.
Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware and software components -- such as servers, storage and virtualization software -- that are needed to support the computing requirements of a cloud computing model.