“Microsoft Azure is very open. It doesn’t just support Microsoft technology. Open source technology can easily be used on Azure. We needed support for JavaScript, HTML5, MongoDB on Linux, and Node.js. Microsoft Azure provided support for all of these and more.” — Maurizio Bigoloni, Smart Grid Solutions Head of Operations, Siemens

Energy “powerhouses” Siemens and Enel collaborated to create an “Energy-of-Things” power management solution using Microsoft Azure. The new solution allowed them to host applications developed in HTML5, JavaScript, Node.js and MongoDB on Linux. The Siemens-Enel Energy Management System (EMS) integrated energy data and information from sensors to manage smart buildings, electric vehicles and public lighting with renewable energy generation and storage.

To learn more about why the power management solution debuted to rave reviews at the Expo Milano 2015, check out the complete customer story.