|[August 01, 2012]
Silver Spring Networks Unveils SilverLink™ Cloud Services
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and
solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced SilverLink
cloud services, the energy industry's first insight-as-a-service
solution. Leveraging these unique smart grid operational services,
customers will be able to quickly and easily access and integrate
real-time performance analytics, monitoring, and alerts for their smart
grid network and applications operations.
"Silver Spring led the industry to a world where IPv6 networks are the
standard for connecting utilities to their customers. With more than 12
million homes and businesses connected, it's natural to now bring to the
energy industry innovations that have delivered enormous value to other
industries - cloud services. We are proud today to launch the industry's
first insight-as-a-service solution, unlocking the economics, scale,
speed and flexibility of the cloud to help customers improve their
business operations," said Scott Lang, Chairman, President and CEO of
Silver Spring Networks. "With SilverLink cloud services our customers
gain a new and unprecedented opportunity to leverage real-time
operational insights to continually improve the performance and
efficiency of their business."
"To get the most from our smart grid deployment, we must deliver
real-time operational information in front of many different internal
organizations as quickly as possible," said Michael Kuberski, Manager
Enterprise Architecture at Pepco Holdings Inc. "This data is critical to
helping us improve grid performance and reliability for our customers.
SilverLink helps us accelerate that process and gain these insights more
cost effectively. By offering this unique insight-as-a-service offering,
Silver Spring has developed a soluion to help manage our smart grid."
Available to customers via subscription, SilverLink cloud services
SilverLink Console: Delivers real-time application and field
network monitoring, alerts, and performance data. These dashboards and
reports provide insights into such metrics as meter read and export
status, performance of remote service operations, and network
SilverLink Operations Center: Delivers real-time operations
data enabling customers to easily integrate Silver Spring alerts,
configuration, and performance information into their existing event
management systems. Real-time sending of traps, combined with
on-demand data for network performance, enriches the effectiveness of
systems such as 'manager of managers.'
"SilverLink cloud services deliver targeted and specific data tailored
to the needs of distinct teams within the utility, leading to greater
operational insights, rapid problem identification and resolution, and
improved efficiency and reliability," said Don Reeves, Senior Vice
President of Smart Grid Services and Operations, Silver Spring Networks.
"The speed and specificity of SilverLink insights enable utilities to
save time and money by liberating them from generic reporting systems
and expensive custom integrations."
These initial SilverLink cloud services are available today. Silver
Spring has also begun development of additional SilverLink cloud
services that will be available later in 2012. For more information
please visit www.silverspringnet.com/silverlink.
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About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and
solutions provider for smart energy networks. With its pioneering IPv6
platform, Silver Spring has networked over 12 million homes and
businesses throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater
energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring's innovative products
enable utilities to gain efficiencies, integrate renewable energy
sources and empower customers to monitor and manage energy consumption.
Silver Spring Networks is used by major utilities around the globe
including Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth
Edison, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited,
Pacific Gas & Electric and Pepco Holdings, Inc. among others. For more
information please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
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