Posted On: Jan 3, 2012
Haven Power is taking advantage of the lower costs and increased flexibility of cloud computing, as Paul Armstrong explains.
Cloud computing is a concept that many in the utility sector will not yet have experienced first hand. Cloud services were developed as a way to offer companies computing resources on a pay-as-you-go basis. It provides alternatives to onsite hardware because companies can get the computing resources they need on demand over the internet. This allows them to turn on computing power when they need it and turn it off when they don't, optimizing the cost model based on demand. Nor do they have to spend time on maintaining computer hardware. They can focus their resources on serving their customers and using technology to help their companies grow. Haven Power is one of the first energy companies to make use of the cloud.