Itron Standardizes on Microsoft Azure to Provide a New Range of
Services to Customers
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services
company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is
consolidating its software solutions around the globe into a single
platform built on Microsoft Azure, the largest enterprise-grade cloud
infrastructure available today. Azure will be the backbone for Itron
Total Outcomes, which provides business outcomes that address utility
and smart city challenges in an Outcomes as a Service model to lower
costs and improve performance.
Itron plans to enable a new range of services around its products,
including solar integration, leak detection and analytics. Utilities and
cities will benefit from different types of data coming together into
one place, generating new intelligence and insights. For example,
solar-related services will bring together accurate, real-time data
related to consumption, usage patterns, panel temperature and power
generated and combine it with weather and geolocation data to drive
further insights into energy efficiency and asset health. For gas
utilities, detecting leaks through cloud-based applications and services
that monitor pressure, temperature and pipeline stress will enhance
safety and protect revenue. For water, providing early warnings of
potential water leakage using real-time usage readings from households
can prevent high-risk situations that lead to large reparation expenses
or liability payouts.
"Itron is standardizing on Microsoft Azure to provide higher quality and
more seamless services to our customers. It allows us to offer the
functionality of many software offerings in a unified ‘as a service'
environment," said Greg Richards, vice president of DevOps at Itron.
"Offering our software applications via Microsoft Azure will enable
Itron to be more agile in innovation and development for our customers."
"Azure is uniquely positioned to empower utilities and cities to
accelerate their digital transformation, with the power of our
global-scale, hybrid and trusted cloud. Through Azure, Itron can enable
a new range of IoT services that deliver valuable insights and drive
faster decision making," said Julia White, corporate vice president,
Cloud Platform, at Microsoft.
Itron Total Outcomes, including Outcomes as a Service and Software as a
Service (SaaS), will be powered by Azure and surrounded by value-adding
services, including Cortana Intelligence Suite and Azure IoT Suite
capabilities, that will allow Itron's customers to take advantage of a
world-class platform that benefits from billions of dollars in ongoing
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to
the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement devices and control technology; communications systems;
software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of
employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries,
Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water
resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
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Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
Source: Itron, Inc.
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