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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]

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