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What is Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things)?  

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An Overview: Microsoft Azure IoT 

Connect and manage millions of IoT assets seamlessly to drive effective and efficient IoT-connected work infrastructure. Microsoft Azure IoT is designed to develop and deploy enterprise-specific cloud solutions by leveraging AI-based edge-to-cloud technologies. It enables users to deploy AI configured IoT environments to connect, monitor, and automate your IoT connected devices and applications hosted on the Azure cloud.  

What is Microsoft Azure IoT? 

Azure IoT is a highly integrated solution that allows businesses to connect, manage, and control their millions of edge devices on a fully managed application platform. It enables businesses to improve their operational flow, drive challenges, and support their business continuity.  

With the help of built-in insights and real-time notifications, Azure IoT can help enterprises to monitor their machine performance, prevent their devices from last-moment downtime, and to ensure proactive maintenance so that no system failure can affect the overall operational efficiency. 

Azure IoT is a vast solution to simplify industrial challenges and maximize profitability. Let’s explore the potential capabilities of Azure IoT solutions that help to support and drive industrial growth. 

Azure IoT Products  

Azure IoT Hub  

Azure IoT Hub

Azure IoT Hub can be defined as an industrial solution to connect, manage, and control billions of IoT-connected equipment, devices, or machines simultaneously. After establishing a successful IoT connection, it can be scaled from edge to the cloud to gain AI insights, notifications, or messages in real-time.  

Since Azure IoT hub enables businesses for bi-directional communication combined with built-in device management and per-device connection authentication, it helps to carry out an effective, scalable, and productive IoT work infrastructure. 

Azure IoT Central  

Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Central is a highly efficient, scalable, and seamless IoT app deployment platform that empowers the users with plug-and-play and an optimal level of capability to build industry-specific apps effortlessly.  

It allows businesses to create and deploy IoT apps with reduced custom coding and improved security part so that they can focus more on operational performance and improving the productivity level rather than ensuing their maximum time in handling and managing security parts. 

Since it reduces the need for additional custom coding, users can seamlessly configure, reconfigure, and update the devices to fulfill the timely requirement without embedding code. Azure IoT Central helps to establish a seamless and simplified device interaction to send and retrieve messages instantly. Further, these interactions can be leveraged to ensure proactive decision-making, monitor the equipment performance, and to provide early maintenance to prevent last-minute system downgrading. 

 Azure Digital Twins 

Azure Digital Twin is an IoT (Internet of Things) platform that allows users to create comprehensive digital representation for real-world things, operational processes, and related people. Due to its high-end security capability, it ensures that your data is safe and accessible at any requirement point defined. 

It enables to gain actionable AI insights to improve production planning & capacity, optimize operations, predict the future performance of connected equipment, and drive improved customer experience wrapped with maximized productivity level with involved compliance, security, and privacy benefits. 

Azure Sphere  

Azure Sphere

Microsoft Azure Sphere is referred to as a security solution for your entire IoT devices. It helps to secure your equipment, data, and your entire IoT-connected infrastructure, and all this comes under Azure Sphere security services. Apart from your virtual environment, Azure Sphere also takes care of the physical safety of your devices since it comes as an integrated solution comprising hardware, software, and cloud services altogether. 

You can ensure a multi-layer of protection for your IoT assets wherein it safeguards and protects your devices from unauthorized attempts, threads, etc. Azure Sphere allows businesses to seamlessly add new features to impact the overall IoT performance. It doesn’t merely secure your existing IoT infrastructure, even provides protection or safeguards your newly established IoT environment or IoT investment you make. 

Azure Machine Learning  

Build and deploy critical and highly scalable Machine Learning models faster. Azure Machine Learning is designed to strengthen your data scientists or developers to develop and deploy highly productive and scalable Machine Learning models to support and carry out your ML tasks seamlessly and effectively. 

Azure Machine Learning helps to streamline your thousands of IoT-connected devices and Machine Learning models deployed whether on-premises, at the edge, or even on multi-cloud facilitation. Azure ML helps to gain extensive, yet high-end visualizations wrapped with what-if-analysis, state-of-art algorithms, model explanation graphs to gain accurate predictions, identify model errors, and to reduce device downtime. 

Azure IoT Solution Architecture   

Azure IoT solution architecture comprises a comprehensive solution to ensure the right operational flow, indulge scalable capabilities, proactively ensure maintenance, and drive operational excellence throughout their IoT work infrastructure.  

Azure IoT enables you to effortlessly optimize operations even from your remote locations, predict data, measure operational performance, and more while minimizing equipment downtime. 

When deployed on the cloud, enterprises can monitor their devices’ integrity, handle critical situations, and prevent any sort of last moment downtime to drive continuous flow and able to adopt new opportunities. 

Implementing Azure IoT can help to build a productive workplace for your employees embedded with the optimal level of security and potential for smarter and more reliable work delivery. 

Summing Up! 

Connect, streamline, and monitor your devices integrated with security, reliability, etc. all through Azure IoT solutions. Bring smarter automation, gain equipment insights in real-time, and proactively make decisions to support efficient, productive, and continuous flow across your operational hub. If you want to implement or know about Azure IoT pricing, contact us today. For know more Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner Dynamics Square.

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