Azure IoT Hub is a managed internet of things (IoT) service hosted on the cloud. This service enables a two-sided conversation between IoT applications and the devices they are connected to. Microsoft Azure cloud makes it easy for both small businesses and large enterprises to adopt IoT technologies by making the subscription costs affordable. Then as you get more advanced with your IoT journey, you can change and upgrade your subscriptions for more specialized capabilities.

Building your IoT application with two-way communication allows your business to extend your solution from the cloud to the edge with per-device authentication, built-in device management, and scaled provisioning. This communication channel is security-enhanced for any IoT devices sending and receiving data. These devices are able to be set up with individual identities and credentials to help retain the confidentiality of both cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud messages. As a bonus, you can selectively revoke access rights for specific devices as needed. All of this is managed through the Azure Security Center for IoT.

Azure gives you built in device management and provisioning to connect and manage IoT devices at scale. Register and provision devices with zero touches, in a highly secure and scalable way. IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service supports any type of IoT device compatible with IoT Hub.

Azure IoT Hub helps protect your business assets by using Microsoft’s stringent security standards and the largest portfolio of compliance certifications in the industry. This product allows you to distribute intelligence, including AI and other advanced analytics, across a range of devices. You get all these features all while reducing your IoT application costs, easing development efforts, and running devices offline or with intermittent connectivity.

To learn more about Azure IoT Hub and how it can help your business build your internet of things, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a full-service IT Consulting firm that specializes in solutions for the Manufacturing Industry. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, as well as an Epicor Gold Partner. We can also discuss with you how the Azure IoT Hub and the IoT can help you maximize your Epicor and Azure instance.

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