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Microsoft Azure: Navigating the Intelligent Edge

Microsoft Azure IoT provides the ability to deploy, update, orchestrate, and monitor a variety of workloads, including advanced analytics, at the edge. Embedded IoT devices have gotten progressively smarter and more connected, running software intelligence near the point where the data is being generated within a network. Having memory and compute capabilities at the intelligent edge solves multiple conundrums related to connectivity, bandwidth, latencies, and privacy/security. Microsoft has been studying the advancements in embedded IoT devices and positioned Microsoft Azure to empower organizations to navigate the intelligent edge.

Each device that connects to a network brings the challenge of how to secure, provision, and manage them. It raises issues of privacy requirements, data regulations, bandwidth, and transfer protocols. And when you have thousands of devices connecting to each other and broader systems like the cloud, all this can get very complex, very quickly. Azure IoT Hub enables you to connect, manage, and scale devices to the edge with per-device authentication and scaled provisioning. Azure IoT Edge, which is an intelligent edge runtime managed and configured from Azure IoT Hub, enables you to deploy cloud workloads to run on edge devices using standard containers.

Microsoft continues to innovate with solutions that help streamline and simplify securing, provisioning, and managing the intelligent edge. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has been working with Azure since it’s early deployment stages. Give us a call today to learn more about how Microsoft Azure can help your business navigate the intelligent edge and thrive in the digital transformation.

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