The future of computing: intelligent cloud and intelligent edge
Get an intelligent, consistent, and comprehensive platform from cloud to edge with Azure.
What are the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge?
The intelligent cloud is ubiquitous computing, enabled by the public cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, for every type of intelligent application and system you can envision.
The intelligent edge is a continually expanding set of connected systems and devices that gather and analyze data—close to your users, the data, or both. Users get real-time insights and experiences, delivered by highly responsive and contextually aware apps.
Combine the virtually limitless computing power of the cloud with intelligent and perceptive devices at the edge of your network to create a framework for building immersive and impactful business solutions.
Introducing mixed reality devices and solutions that realize this vision today
Bring the full value of the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud to life in your business with mixed reality—a blend of the physical and digital world. Through edge computing, mixed reality surfaces rich, interactive information where you need it, when you need it, across platforms and devices. Learn more about the new portfolio of mixed reality services and devices unveiled at MWC Barcelona 2019.
Azure Kinect DK
Build sophisticated computer vision and speech models with a developer kit that combines advanced AI sensors.Learn more
Work smarter with a heads-up, hands-free mixed reality solution that’s ready for business.Learn more
New apps from Dynamics 365
Explore mixed reality communication apps for HoloLens 2 that deliver instant business value.Learn more
New mixed reality services in Azure
Build multi-user, cross-platform apps that help people work, learn, and collaborate in mixed reality.Learn more
Build on consistency and innovation across your network
Get a consistent and comprehensive experience from the cloud to the edge. Azure capabilities are based on a set of enduring principles:
Simplify the development and deployment of your solutions with consistent programming models, app services, data services, and DevOps tools. Develop an event-based system with Azure Functions that runs on Azure, Azure Stack, and Azure IoT Edge.
Reduce the complexity of managing security across a distributed infrastructure. Azure Security Center provides a built-in, unified approach across environments and intelligent threat protection for workloads running on cloud-to-edge solutions.
Manage profiles for cloud-to-edge solutions with Azure Active Directory. Guard against unauthorized access to apps, devices, and data—including conditional access, access control lists, identity protection, and access reviews.
Manage cloud resources in Azure and your edge environment with intelligent, built-in tools for monitoring, backup, disaster recovery, and update management.
Build machine learning models in Azure that you can run at the edge to deliver real-time insights. Retrain and improve your current machine learning models by transferring your data sets to Azure.
Adopt the broad set of edge devices provided by Azure as well as the robust ecosystem of partners to ensure the right edge solution for your business.
Learn more about products that power the intelligent edge
Create secure, internet-connected microcontroller devices for end-to-end device security.Learn more
Azure Data Box Edge
Analyze, pre-process, and transform your on-premises data with AI-enabled computing before transferring it to Azure.Learn more
Azure IoT Edge
Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices with a fully managed service.Learn more
Bring an extension of Azure to your on-premises environment and build and deploy hybrid applications—anywhere.Learn more
Customers are doing great things with edge technologies
iMOKO uses Azure Stack in the rural, remote areas of New Zealand to deliver fast and reliable healthcare services to children and communities in need.
Schneider Electric embeds intelligence at the network edge for industrial assets without cloud access to make predictive decisions on local devices, avoiding critical failures.
With volumes of data, drones need intelligent, pre-cloud processing capabilities at the device level to make real-time decisions.
Tetra Pak uses human and edge intelligence to keep food flowing safely from farm to table.
Microsoft invests USD5 billion in IoT
Take advantage of the power and capabilities of the cloud and the edge with the Microsoft IoT portfolio—whether your solution is in the cloud, offline, or somewhere in between.Learn more
Qualcomm + Microsoft partnership
This partnership helps developers quickly create camera-based IoT solutions using on-device vision AI and edge computing.Read more