Drax deploys Solace technology to improve IT architecture

Drax Group has selected Solace’s event streaming and management technology to improve its IT architecture and help reduce the cost of delivery.

Drax needed a unified, real-time view of its data to maximise the efficiency and the environmental footprint of its supply chain and energy production. Solace is now a key element of Drax’s Data and Integration Hubs, which allow easy access to data sources.

Solace’s event mesh distributes data between applications and devices in real-time, running across divisions and on-premise data centres, as well as public clouds. It also helps customers’ data move in real-time, affecting the pertinent applications, and ensuring information across the enterprise is up to date every minute. With this capability, Solace will help Drax to manage demand fluctuations, storage, and energy delivery across the UK.

We’re proud of the fact that by making information from across their operation available to systems and people that need it in real-time, that Solace’s technology gives Drax the ability to quickly respond to the constantly evolving current and future needs of the UK’s energy system,” said Michael Hayward of Solace.

Mark Leonard, director of IT at Drax, added: “Having efficient IT infrastructure is key to delivering our purpose of enabling a zero-carbon, lower cost energy future for our business customers.

“Solace’s services have enabled us to improve user experience, and drive operational efficiencies – we can access, transform, and utilise our data wherever and whenever we want through the integration hub.

Drax is also using Solace’s event management solution Event Portal, which helps it to gain better transparency and control of its event-driven architecture, by adding the capability to design, catalogue, visualise, and govern its event streams.

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