IoT is in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s priority list
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is actively, although quietly, preparing itself for land-grab in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. The company recently rolled out a number of IoT-focused solutions that it hopes will give it a lead in the rapidly expanding IoT industry. Microsoft’s IoT-focused solutions that recently rolled out include Azure IoT Suit and Azure IoT Hub, but there is more on that front.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s IoT efforts are apparently not getting the same kind of media attention as its rival Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The implication of that is that it may seem like Microsoft has a muted IoT agenda or nothing at all on that front. However, you come to think of the company differently, or at least appreciate its efforts, after you listen to its recent IoT pronouncements.
Even before Amazon convened its AWS re:Invent conference that saw the announcement of AWS IoT, Microsoft had already outlined its IoT agenda. The company rolled out two platforms based on its Azure cloud that are dedicated to enterprise IoT implementations. The platforms are Azure IoT Suite and Azure IoT Hub. Each of these platforms has a specific role to play in Microsoft’s IoT mission.
Azure IoT Suite
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Azure IoT Suite is rendered as a blueprint for organizations to get started in IoT. The platform simplifies IoT design for enterprises to accelerate the process of building and deploying IoT systems.
Customers can tap into Azure IoT Suite to perform functions such as remote monitoring of situations or asset management. Microsoft has also infused compute, data storage and analytics into Azure IoT Suite.
With Azure IoT Suite, Microsoft is keen to put in place a viable platform for accelerated and customized IoT implementations.
Azure IoT Hub
On the other hand, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is positioning Azure IoT Hub as the doorway to connecting gadgets to the cloud. The Azure IoT Hub platform uses protocols such as HTTP and AMQP to support various kinds of connections. Enterprises can implement cloud-to-device or device-to-cloud connections using Azure IoT Hub.
With the announcement of Azure IoT Suite/Azure IoT Hub from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and AWS IoT from Amazon, the two cloud leaders are clearly sharpening their knives for IoT duel.
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