Provider of advanced analytics and management of water and energy systems wants to reach 2 billion people
Smart Energy Water (SEW) is moving its systems management platform and workloads to Microsoft’s Azure cloud services as a means of expanding its operations and achieving its goal of providing services that benefit more than 2 billion people worldwide.
The Lowdown: Seattle-based SEW will adopt Microsoft Azure as the primary platform for providing its energy and water management services to more than 200 utilities around the world. Through the Microsoft relationship, SEW looks to expand its footprint in the growing smart energy management segment.
The Details: SEW provides smart energy and water management services by providing the analytics and intelligence tools that enable utilities to make smarter decisions in energy production. SEW leverages a number of existing and emerging technologies, including data analytics and Internet of Things sensors that enable energy management and monitoring that reduce cost and waste.
The Impact: Through Microsoft Azure and Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and IoT services, SEW says it will be able to expand coverage, improve service, and help customers meet regulatory compliance obligations. Additionally, the relationship will give SEW the capacity to expand operations to provide coverage to more than 2 billion people around the world.
The Buzz: “SEW is working with energy and water utilities worldwide, and our customers are asking for scalability and security, and best in class AI and other advanced services in our platform,” said Eric Dresselhuys, president of development at Smart Energy Water. “Microsoft Azure will help us achieve this goal and scale to reach two billion-plus people worldwide. [It will also] help us deliver solutions that help utilities lower the cost while benefiting for scalable on-demand cloud infrastructure.”
“Smart Energy Water is a fast-growing platform in the energy and water space, and now, with Microsoft Azure, SEW will be able to deliver the next level of scale and innovation to their customers,” said Sandy Gupta, vice president at Microsoft. “Power and utilities is an important industry for us, and we’re pleased to have SEW take advantage of Azure to help them scale and deliver their applications worldwide.”