Dodging downed power lines isn’t fun. But building a self-healing, reliable smart grid to help eliminate costly downed power lines is. And it just got easier to build your business in the utilities sector with our newly expanded Connected Grid portfolio of solutions and services.
This “whole offer” pumps up Cisco’s relevancy in this market segment—and, more importantly, puts our partners at the forefront of this important transition.
With the Connected Grid portfolio, you can offer customers the end-to-end intelligence they need to update the world’s electrical grids. And the entire process begins with the all-inclusive blueprint known as the Cisco GridBlocks Architecture.
This brand-new architecture provides a forward-looking view of integrating the electrical grid, as well as specific network deployment guidance. It also includes a framework to help with the design and deployment of comprehensive grid management and security solutions.
So don’t think this innovative, multi-service communications platform—the utility industry’s first—is reserved solely for partners already working with customers in this space. It provides an excellent opportunity for partners who want to generate new sources of revenue.
Want to get in on the action?
If you’re attending DistribuTECH 2012 next week in San Antonio, Texas, definitely stop by the Cisco booth to learn more about how you can help utilities transition and increase your wallet share. If you’re not attending, here are a few additional highlights of the Connected Grid portfolio:
- Connected Grid Field Area Network (FAN) multi-service communications infrastructure to address cost, reliability, and scalability concerns
- Connected Grid Services to speed the transition to renewable, sustainable smart energy
- Connected Grid Substation offerings to reduce operational costs while improving grid reliability and compliance
- Partner Practice Builder for Connected Energy to simplify the process of developing a Cisco solutions-based business
Cisco is excited, committed, and eager to partner with you to help utilities make the shift to intelligent energy infrastructure. Some people might call it “game on.” I think Cisco would just call it good business sense.
Will you be looking into the newly expanded Connected Grid portfolio of solutions and services to help build your business in the utilities sector? Let us know what you think in the comments below.