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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10 gigabit Ethernet is a telecommunication technology that offers data speeds up to 10 billion bits per second. It differs from traditional Ethernet in that it is a full-duplex protocol and does not require Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection (CSMA/CD).
A network tap is an external monitoring device that mirrors the traffic that passes between two network nodes. A tap (test access point) is a hardware device inserted at a specific point in the network to monitor data.
On the Internet, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multitude of compromised systems attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system.
The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against natural or man-made threats.
Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law.
A storage hypervisor, also called software-defined storage, is a marketing term for software that allows storage to be controlled centrally in a storage pool regardless of what hardware the storage is located on.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a collaboration platform for customized Web services. SharePoint 2013 offers a simplified user experience and added enterprise social capabilities, which expand upon previously offered capabilities.