The Internet of Things (IoT) is redefining how we think of cloud based computing. In fact I think it’s safe to say that the IoT represents not only the next major wave of computing, but also the next competitive advantage. And it’s evolving at an alarming rate. So fast that it’s almost hard to keep up.
Over the past several years, Microsoft has been engineering the industry’s most comprehensive IoT platform: The Azure IoT Hub is helping customers build industry solutions that connect their vast array of devices, services, analytics and back-end technologies.
Billions and billions
According to azure.microsoft.com, “Azure IoT Hub provides an easy and secure way to connect, provision and manage billions of IoT devices sending and receiving trillions of messages per month.” Think of it this way, IoT Hub is the bridge between customers’ devices and their solutions in the cloud, allowing them to store, analyze and act on that data in real time.
Businesscloudnews.com points out that “Azure IoT Hub is a fully managed service that enables reliable and secure bidirectional communications between millions of IoT devices and a solution back end.”
Not only that but the Azure IoT Hub (as per Microsoft.com) “provides reliable device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device messaging at scale. Enables secure communications using per-device security credentials and access control. Provides extensive monitoring for device connectivity and device identity management events and includes device libraries for the most popular languages and platforms.”
Stability and reliability
Azure IoT Hub is a Microsoft Azure cloud service that offers reliable and secure device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device messaging that scales to millions of devices. Yet getting started is simple, with a streamlined programming model and platforms and protocols you already know. With Azure IoT Hub, makers can get started with minimum effort and scale up your solution as its needs grow, without having to rewrite it or rework what you’ve already built. Check out the chart:
Use it or lose it
Microsoft, with the help of its growing cloud computing platform, comments eweek.com, “is not only positioning itself as a link between IoT devices and an organization’s back-end systems, but also as a provider of advanced management and analytics services.”
According to iotslam.com, business enterprises who embrace IoT enjoys the benefit of business objectives in particular:
- Establish Connected Enterprise to create real-time interactions with customers, field forces and physical assets and
- Build transparent anytime anywhere customer services mobilizing enterprise and making it securely accessible to employees and customers alike.
Providing real-time insights for faster decision making and connected to everything you could possibly imagine. Welcome to IoT.