Internet of Things

Create the Internet of Your Things by connecting your devices, assets and sensors to collect untapped data. Improve performance and reduce costs with remote monitoring. Predict equipment failures before they happen with predictive maintenance.

“We wanted to go beyond the industry standard of preventive maintenance, to offer predictive and even pre-emptive maintenance, so that we can guarantee a higher uptime percentage on our lifts.”

Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO, thyssenkrupp Elevator

Find the right IoT solution for your business

Get started quickly and choose the approach that meets your unique needs.

Use Microsoft IoT Central, a software-as-a service (SaaS) offering, to deploy a fully managed, end-to-end solution that enables powerful IoT scenarios without requiring cloud-solution expertise. By eliminating the complexities of initial set-up, as well as the management burden, operational costs and overhead of a typical IoT project, Microsoft IoT Central takes the hassle out of creating an IoT solution.

Use Azure IoT Suite, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, to discover a host of pre-configured and fully customisable solutions to accelerate your IoT project. Azure IoT Suite affords you maximum flexibility while making it simple to connect your devices and scale with ease.

Explore our SaaS vs PaaS infographic to learn more about how SaaS and PaaS offerings differ and decide which is right for you.

Increase asset reliability with predictive maintenance

Focus on what matters most to your customers: reliability. Vastly improve operations and asset availability with predictive, and even preemptive, maintenance by gathering and transforming data from sensors and systems.

“I call it the ‘virtual troubleshooter’. When the lift reports that it has a problem, it sends out an error code and the three or four most probable causes of that error code. In effect, our field technician is being coached by this expert citizen.”

Rory Smith, Director of Strategic Development for the Americas

Build Internet of Things solutions with confidence

Enhance security across physical devices, connections and data. Use per-device authentication by setting up individual identities and credentials for each of your connected devices, and retain the confidentiality of both cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud messages.

Schneider Electric
“As Schneider Electric helps our customers to solve their operational challenges through mission-critical, IoT-enabled solutions, it is imperative that customers can trust that the integrity and security of their mission-critical systems won’t be compromised. By building our IoT platform on the Azure IoT Suite, we are able to leverage its industry-leading security, privacy and compliance capabilities necessary to instil confidence in our customers that their enterprise systems are secure end-to-end.”

Cyril Perducat, Executive Vice President of IoT and Digital Transformation

Predict equipment failures before they happen

Head off potential problems while promoting equipment efficiency with predictive maintenance. Collect and analyse data from your connected assets to proactively plan maintenance, decrease downtime and improve retention of the asset value.

“Our TotalCare maintenance programme was revolutionary in the ’90s, so we’re pioneers ourselves, and by collaborating with a fellow pioneer such as Microsoft, we can absolutely bring innovative digital solutions to airlines now.”

Alex Dulewicz, Head of Marketing for Services

Bring the Internet of Things to life with Azure IoT starter kits

Start innovating today with Internet of Things (IoT) starter kits that include development boards that are Azure Certified for IoT, sensors and actuators. Use the easy-to-follow tutorials and seamlessly connect your devices to the cloud.

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