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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Salesforce Thunder is a big data pipeline and rules engine designed to capture, filter and respond to events in real time; the platform was created to operate in streaming scenarios such as machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) environments.
In a composable infrastructure, a software application calls the physical compute, storage and network resources services it requires and composes an infrastructure to support the application on-demand.
Software-defined everything (SDE) is an umbrella term that describes how virtualization and abstracting workloads from the underlying hardware can be used to make information technology (IT) infrastructures more flexible and agile.
Citrix HDX 3D Pro is a group of remote display and graphics acceleration technologies designed to optimize the user experience of resource-intensive virtual applications on the XenDesktop and XenApp platforms.
Citrix User Profile Management is a tool in the company's XenDesktop and XenApp desktop virtualization platform that allows IT administrators to deliver employees' personal data and settings to physical and virtual endpoints.
VMware View Persona Management is a feature in the Horizon View desktop virtualization platform that stores and delivers user-specific data and settings to a virtual desktop from a dedicated profile located in a remote repository.
Google Cloud Platform is a suite of public cloud computing services offered by Google. The platform includes a range of hosted services for compute, storage and application development that run on Google hardware.
SAP HANA Vora is an in-memory computing engine designed to make big data from Hadoop more accessible and usable for enterprises. It takes data stored in Hadoop and integrates it with data from enterprise systems, allowing data analysts to gain instant insight on the data and make contextually aware decisions.
A vendor management system (VMS) is an enterprise software platform that allows companies to control the process of procuring and managing a flexible workforce, including temporary employees, statement-of-work (SOW) employees, and freelance or contract employees.
SAP Cloud for Analytics (CforA), which was released in February 2015, is a software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) platform designed by SAP specifically for the cloud with the intent of providing all analytics capabilities to all users in one product.