|[December 04, 2012]
Dell Joins Pecan Street Inc. to Expand Research in Smart Grid Technologies
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced it has joined the industry advisory council of Pecan
Street Inc., a nonprofit energy and smart grid research and
development organization headquartered at the University of Texas at
Austin. As a member company, Dell will provide technology and IT
expertise to Pecan Street to advance its work in energy big data.
Pecan Street is currently conducting the country's most robust and
detailed consumer energy research in Austin, Texas, including consumer
electricity and gas use and solar and electric vehicle integration. In
more than 400 homes, researchers are monitoring electricity and gas use
from several circuits every 15 seconds, resulting in the world's deepest
consumer energy use data.
Such complex systems - requiring two-way communication between users,
producers and transmitters of energy - rely on high performing data
management systems to provide actionable information in real time.
Dell's decision to join Pecan Street builds on its announcement
this fall of the Dell Smart Grid Data Management Solution: a tested
architecture that bundles servers, storage, networking, and security
services with state-of-the-art software into a ready-to-deploy solution
that helps utility companies better manage their distribution networks.
Dell is committed
to putting its technology and expertise to wok where it can do the most
good for people and the planet. The company believes that smart grids
and other information-enabled networks can help utilities, businesses
and consumers use natural resources in a wiser and more informed manner
- improving both productivity and efficiency.
Working with Pecan Street through the Dell
Solution Centers, Dell is providing the nonprofit with equipment,
OptiPlex and Dell Precision workstations for the project's researchers;
PowerConnect network switches;
PowerVault direct-attached storage to enable easier research sharing;
SonicWall back-up and recovery; and,
Data center infrastructure including a Dell rack, Dell power
distribution unit (PDU), Dell uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and
Dell rack-mounted switch and console.
For more information, visit www.dell.com/smartgrid.
"Pecan Street is conducting ground-breaking research that will shape the
next generation of energy systems. Information technology and data
management will be crucial to these smarter grids, and Dell is proud to
put technology and expertise toward the goal of ensuring our energy
future is efficient and sustainable."
David Lear, executive
director of sustainability, Dell
"Dell's experience in enterprise computing and its leadership in
empowering customer solutions that integrate big data and smart grid
technologies will be a great resource for Pecan Street. Dell has long
been a supporter of Pecan Street's mission, and we are thrilled that
they have joined our consortium."
Brewster McCracken, president
and CEO, Pecan Street Inc.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering
the Possible is Dell's commitment to put technology and expertise to
work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell is
committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its business
operations and creating new possibilities for its customers to reduce
their environmental impact as well. Learn more at www.dell.com/environment.
ABOUT PECAN STREET
Headquartered at the University of Texas at Austin, Pecan Street Inc.
carries out research trials and commercialization testing to accelerate
the innovation cycle of consumer and commercial applications that
integrate big data, distributed generation and smart grid technologies.
Pecan Street is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Learn more at www.pecanstreet.org.
Dell, OptiPlex, Dell Precision, PowerConnect, PowerVault and SonicWall
are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in
the marks and names of others.
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