Cisco and the smart grid: A natural networking love affair

01/25/2013 | MIT Technology Review online

The networking needs of smart grid technologies are a perfect fit for the products and services of Cisco Systems, according to Cisco executives. "With the wide area network of the grid, there’s the need to run multiple applications on same infrastructure with different requirements on latency," Cisco's Sanket Amberkar says. "The technology utilities have today was architected for point-to-point applications, which becomes very difficult to scale and manage."

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