16 Sep '13, 3pm

IBM, E.ON Build the Cloud For Germany’s Smart Meter Future

IBM, E.ON Build the Cloud For Germany’s Smart Meter Future

What’s the best way for a German utility to handle the combination of that country’s unclear smart metering future and its increasingly pressing need to manage the world’s largest share of customer-generated solar power? Last week, E.ON’s metering subsidiary and global IT giant IBM announced one potential solution that may well push the boundaries of how cloud computing infrastructures are being applied to solve utilities’ smart grid and big data challenges. In simple terms, E.ON Metering announced that it will host its smart meter IT infrastructure at one of IBM’s data centers in Germany, using IBM's SmartCloud and Intelligent Energy Service Enablement Platform (IESEP). The goal is to “improve the deployment and management of smart meters, simplify the integration of renewables, and other innovative services, while at the same time maintaining a high level of customer ser...

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