Partner Enabling Rich Application Platform
SERA acknowledges from the outset that no one vendor will be able to provide all of the application functionality needed to implement the smart energy ecosystem. This reference architecture seeks to offer a rich platform that makes it easy for partners to develop and deploy their applications. Notable aspects of the applications platform include services for: analytics, collaboration, complex event processing, integration, service bus, storage and workflows. By providing these services to developers, Microsoft partners will only need to worry about using their expertise for the solution of domain-specific problems, leaving the platform to provide the common capabilities needed across many vertical domains.