Cloud computing: cornerstone of the next generation of smart-grid information technology
Cloud computing is emerging as an ideal method of hosting and providing services over the internet, and is available in the form of private, public, combined, or hybrid cloud deployment models. It has a number of benefits for smart grid applications, such as cost-effectiveness, scalability and flexibility, and automatic updates.
Although cloud computing meets power utilities’ requirements, it faces issues surrounding data security, performance, deployment model, and networking. Recent years have witnessed a number of launches of cloud computing solutions for smart grid applications.
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