Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Pelamis Wave Power Selects Pulsant to Safeguard Vital Data in the Cloud

READING, England, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Custom built cloud & connectivity solution frees Pelamis engineers to focus on developing renewable energy technology 

Cloud, connectivity and hosting provider, Pulsant, is supporting Pelamis Wave Power by helping to manage, backup and store data vital to the development of its world-leading wave energy technology.

With operations in Edinburgh and Orkney supporting two Pelamis wave machines being demonstrated at the European Marine Energy Centre off the coast of Orkney, Pelamis Wave Power uses a remote control and monitoring system in order to assess live machine performance and adapt control algorithms to maximise electricity generation.

Protecting this critical information presents numerous challenges, including connecting and moving high volumes of data from isolated locations with restricted infrastructure and bandwidth.

To overcome this, Pulsant has provided a managed off-site backup solution that addresses the different needs and constraints for the protection of critical data at each of the Pelamis offices. This hybrid solution includes daily backup of servers, cloud based data processing and live mirroring - backup of proprietary business systems. Pulsant provided the necessary expertise and support at each stage to deliver the project from design to rollout.

Outlining the benefits, Charles Taylor, Structural Engineering Manager at Pelamis Wave Power, explains, "With Pulsant's system we have eliminated many of the manual processes involved in managing this complex flow of data.  At the same time the automatic backup and data mirroring is ensuring our data integrity and system continuity. This frees up our teams to focus on what they do best - developing the technology to create energy from waves. By providing flexible and robust managed systems, Pulsant is enabling us to deliver the results crucial to our technical and commercial success."

Taylor confirms, "Using its cloud managed backup, Pulsant has not only saved us time but also reduced spending on expensive hardware replacement costs, helping us to keep our capital expenditure low. The system is also scalable, so can be easily adapted as our operations begin to deliver commercially available sustainable energy. With Pulsant we are confident we have found a long-term IT partner with the resource, breadth of solutions and service delivery to help us evolve and grow." 

Mark Howling CEO of Pulsant states, "As a 'Green Grid' member, Pulsant is committed to running 100% of its UK data centres from renewable energy sources. We are delighted to be working with Pelamis to help them develop this new source of clean, reliable energy. By freeing their resources, we hope we can help them to accelerate development and fast track wave power as a viable energy source for the UK and elsewhere."

About Pulsant

Experts in cloud, data centre and infrastructure services, Pulsant specialises in highly resilient, high quality IP network, co-location, managed application and cloud hosting. It supports more than 3,000 mid-tier and enterprise customers from its eight UK-based ISO 27001 compliant data centers.   Utilising world class technology and exceptional people, Pulsant creates advanced and innovative solutions to optimise performance and cost effectively manage, store and safeguard data.  Its 'Triple-A' service models ensures the right 'Access, Ability and Action' to support customers 24/7 from multiple UK-based operation centers.  100 percent of the energy used within Pulsant's data centers is from renewable sources.  For more information, please visit http://www.pulsant.com

About Pelamis Wave Power

Pelamis Wave Power is a world leader in wave power development. The Scottish company designs, manufactures and operates the Pelamis wave energy converter, a unique machine which generates electricity from ocean waves. Pelamis has a track record of significant achievements and world firsts:

  • The world's first export of electricity from an offshore wave energy converter to an onshore grid network
  • Supply and commissioning of the world's first multiple machine wave farm
  • Securing the UK's first commercial orders for wave energy converters from utility customers E.ON and ScottishPower Renewables
  • An unrivalled pipeline of commercial projects, including customer led developments for Crown Estate leased sites

For more information, please visit http://www.pelamiswave.com

Pulsant Press Contacts:
Alan Miller / Liv Nixon
CCgroup            
Tel: +44(0)118-920-7650
E-mail: [email protected] 

Pelamis Wave Power Press Contact:
Deborah Smith
Tel: +44(0)131-561-2508
E-mail: [email protected]

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and e...
To support developers and operations professionals in their push to implement DevOps principles for their infrastructure environments, ProfitBricks, a provider of cloud infrastructure, is adding support for DevOps tools Ansible and Chef. Ansible is a platform for configuring and managing data center infrastructure that combines multi-node software deployment, ad hoc task execution, and configuration management, and is used by DevOps professionals as they use its playbooks functionality to autom...
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multiple clouds. Containers can handle anything from file types to operating systems and services, including microservices. What are microservices? Unlike what the name implies, microservices are not necessarily small,...
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, discussed why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rathe...
ElasticBox, the agile application delivery manager, announced freely available public boxes for the DevOps community. ElasticBox works with enterprises to help them deploy any application to any cloud. Public boxes are curated reference boxes that represent some of the most popular applications and tools for orchestrating deployments at scale. Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate proces...
Puppet Labs is pleased to share the findings from our 2015 State of DevOps Survey. We have deepened our understanding of how DevOps enables IT performance and organizational performance, based on responses from more than 20,000 technical professionals we’ve surveyed over the past four years. The 2015 State of DevOps Report reveals high-performing IT organizations deploy 30x more frequently with 200x shorter lead times. They have 60x fewer failures and recover 168x faster
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
It’s been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true “DevOps” team? In her session at DevOps Summit, Stefana Muller, Director, Product Management – Continuous Delivery at CA Technologies, answered that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. In his session at DevOps Summit, Frank Bunger, VP of Customer Success at ScriptRock, will discuss how this cathartic moment will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a prac...
The 3rd International WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 3rd International DevOps Summit and 2nd Internet of @ThingsExpo. WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Com...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of ...