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Built on
Microsoft Azure

with Your Business in Mind

There’s a lot of talk about serverless computing these days. It’s typically accompanied by phrases like “run code that is instantiated as needed” and “billed based on execution time.” That’s great if you’re a software developer—like we are. The good news is when we benefit from serverless computing in building applications, so do our customers.

We are harnessing these modern technologies to proactively generate insight from the smart grid and deliver real value to the utility industry—one that is built for event-driven computing.

Each time an anomaly or outlier (an “event”) is detected, it triggers the execution of a function based on business rules. The cloud infrastructure provides everything that’s needed to execute that function. These functions can trigger other functions, creating a complex process well-suited for serverless computing.

Let’s boil that down to what that means for companies like yours.

Serverless Computing

 

Reduces Capital Expense

Despite the name, servers still exist, but you or your IT department no longer needs to manage them. For Trynzic solutions, Microsoft Azure does the heavy lifting.

When you eliminate on-premise servers, you eliminate the capital expense associated with implementing, monitoring, and debugging that infrastructure.

TCO and ROI take on new meaning when you reallocate those resources—both dollars and staff—to accelerate innovation in other business areas.

Scales as You Need It

Look at your service fleet. Imagine if trucks appeared just as customer service needs spiked (just before a storm, for example), and then disappeared once the last line was restored. Now apply that same scenario to your infrastructure.

With serverless computing, the demands of your application workloads determine your infrastructure requirements, dynamically scaling up or down in the cloud data centers to match those needs.

Increases Productivity

Few things drain productivity more than technology that doesn’t respond when needed.

Using serverless functions can reduce the latency experienced by users. Functions execute on whatever server is closest to the user, greatly reducing response time and making users more productive.

Our History

Over the years

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1993

Stonewater Control Systems (SCS) founded offering closed-loop demand response and usage curtailment programs.

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2006

Pacific Gas & Electric begins rollout of 9M smart meters in Northern California

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2009

Department of Energy Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program jumpstarts modernization of the nation’s electricity system via advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems.

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2014

 9.6M smart meters installed in the US

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2011-2015

58.5M smart meters installed nationwide

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2015

SGIG program concludes.

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2018

Stonewater Systems “spins off” from SCS in partnership with
Southern Company

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2019

More than 86M smart meters installed.

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2020

Stonewater Systems becomes Trynzic.