Energy is a traditional business that needs a stable and secure ICT platform for it to properly function. Energy management and supply, whether it is the transmission and distribution of gas, oil or electricity, must never stop. The same applies to their financial management. Deregulation of the energy market has moved companies to areas of business which until now were not typical for the industry.
They already own (or rent) portable physical infrastructure over large distances, and distribution network that enters into individual households, enabling them to provide a whole range of services that are only mildly related to their core business. This puts additional burden on the energy companies to be innovative and focused on market performance. The situation in which the data centre knows and can assist the energy company in focusing on the primary business, and move away from the operational activities of the ICT system, presents an ideal synergy.