Written by Blair Hanley Frank for ComputerWorld
The IoT (Internet of Things) service helps companies manage a massive fleet of embedded devices
Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub for managing fleets of devices that collect data about the the physical world will be made generally available on Thursday.
The product, which was announced in September, allows companies to provision, manage and ingest data from millions of devices that are part of the Internet of Things. It’s designed to help companies ignore the messy business of figuring out how to handle a fleet of IoT devices and focus on the hardware and software.
At its core, Azure IoT Hub serves as the backend for telling embedded devices what to do, and then getting data back from them in order to power applications. One of the advantages to using it over building a similar system from scratch is that Azure IoT Hub is designed to integrate with Microsoft’s other cloud services.
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