Energy Management System Boosts Scalability, Reduces Consumer Cost via Solution in Cloud WINDOWS AZURE ISV: PowerOneData International “Windows Azure lets us maintain around-the-clock uptime, which is crucial for utility customers. By choosing Windows Azure, we’re able to deliver our solutions with minimal investment and instill confidence because people trust Microsoft.” – Michael McGowan, CTO, PowerOneData WEB SITE: www.p1di.com SITUATION: LOCATION: US and India PowerOneData (P1DI) offers Genii, an innovative meter data management system that is available in an affordable and subscription-based software-as-a-service model for utilities, cities, and commercial building owners. To keep up with consumer growth, utilities and other distributors of electricity have been challenged by the need to continually add servers, increase storage space, and maintain networks. By moving its application to Windows Azure’s cloud, P1DI is able to ensure scalability to meet customer demand and manage applications, while utilities need only pay for the actual resources used. ORG SIZE: 65 INDUSTRY: IT - Energy Management SOLUTION: WINDOWS AZURE ISV PROFILE: PowerOneData International (P1DI) specializes in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated street light management systems. P1DI’s solutions help electrical utilities, cities, building owners, and consumers reduce their costs and optimize energy consumption through real-time data monitoring, detailed reports, and intelligent control systems. WINDOWS AZURE CASE STUDY PowerOneData developed a complex MSSQL database application that it easily adapted to Windows Azure. P1DI hosts each utility’s data in a separate, secure instance. Smart meters upload consumption data to the cloud, where both utilities and consumers have instant access. Communication is two way, so meters can be updated with the latest rates, prepaid balances, or even disconnected remotely. BENEFITS: • • • Stability: Genii is installed on the powerful, secure Windows Azure cloud. Data and system redundancy is built in. Quick deployment: Deployment is instantaneous, giving new consumers immediate access to their data. Accessible and compatible: Anywhere they are, utilities and consumers can track and control energy in real time.