In a newly formed partnership, Juniper will provide hardware and software to connect with IBM’s smart grid network management software. The two companies have around a thousand utility and energy customers already buying its networking hardware products.
IBM announced it will help utilities modernize the underlying communications networks that enable them to deliver energy resources, by providing complete consulting, design and implementation services with network technology from industry partners. This new offering will allow utilities to transform their networks and make the transition from traditional to “smart” grids.
With secure and scalable communications infrastructure integrated from the data center all the way to the sensor or smart meter, utilities can maximize service levels, better consolidate and manage security, execute network monitoring and management functions, manage assets, meet regulatory requirements and further accelerate the deployment of smarter grids – all while meeting cost objectives.
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