Built-In Application + Infrastructure Expertise = Business Value Ready
The smart grid and smart meters are delivering data that is opening new possibilities for your business. These intelligent devices provide the building blocks for quickly detecting energy loss or theft; analyzing usage patterns to determine optimal rate structures; rapidly responding to outages; maximizing the lifetime of distribution equipment; and connecting with your customers in more convenient ways.
We all agree. The potential is enormous. Yet, without the right framework on top of these building blocks, you won't see this value any time soon. Many utilities spend too much time trying to realize these benefits with solutions that are not cut out to do the job.
The time has come for a whole new class of systems - one that combines the flexibility of general purpose systems, the elasticity of the cloud and the simplicity of an appliance all rolled into one. That's why Ecologic Analytics and IBM have teamed to deliver the Ecologic Meter Data Management (MDM) solution on IBM PureSystems, a new family of solutions offered under the new category of expert integrated systems.
The Ecologic MDM, already an optimized solution with more than a decade of business benefit built into it, and IBM PureSystems, offering the collective knowledge of thousands of deployments, have come together as a single system ready to help you take hold of the promise now streaming into your business.
Ecologic Analytics and IBM are changing the benefit realization game for meter data management systems. Gone are the days where your IT team is consumed with deployment and maintenance. Now, with IBM PureSystems, it is all about realizing the business value and the innovation possible with your smart grid and smart meter investment.
IBM PureSystems combine the flexibility of a general purpose system, elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to a workload -- fundamentally changing the experience and economics of IT. Ecologic MDM solution is enabled on both the IBM PureFlex™ System and the IBM PureApplication™ System. The IBM PureFlex™ System combines compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single infrastructure system that is expert at sensing and anticipating resource needs to optimize your infrastructure. The IBM PureApplication™ System is specifically designed and tuned for transactional web and database applications. Solutions enabled on the PureApplication System are packaged into patterns of expertise built for a cloud environment and easy deployment.
Think about it. Current, valid data at your finger tips. Command-and-control with a couple clicks of a mouse. Why send a truck to initiate service when you can do it from your desktop? Would you like to know about an outage and have crews in the area almost before the customer realizes the power is out? How much trust would you build with a customer when you read their meter from your work station, and resolve their problem before you hang up the phone?
It is all possible now. It is all possible with the Ecologic MDM on IBM PureSystems.
For more information about the Ecologic MDM delivered as a PureApplication System or a virtual appliance on IBM PureFlex, please contact us via or by phone at (952) 977-7500 or visit www.ibm.com/puresystems/centre.