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Azure IoT Central

Go from proof of concept to proof of value

Start your Azure IoT journey with Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Central is a ready-made UX and API surface for connecting and managing devices at scale, delivering reliable data for business insights. It preassembles platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, bringing together each service beneath it for an easy-to-configure, comprehensive, and secure IoT offering.

Quick connectivity between IoT devices and the cloud

Centralized management to easily reconfigure and update devices

Visualizations and analysis to make sense of IoT data, from the big picture to small details

Extensibility to bridge business applications and IoT data, turning insights into action

Start your IoT journey with a comprehensive offering

Get started using a ready-made web experience and API surface for IoT solution development. Manage devices at scale using the job scheduler. Store data over a 30-day window, visualizing in custom dashboarding and data exploration experiences. Define rules to trigger business flows, send IoT data to other services using data export, and programmatically access Azure IoT Central using its public REST API.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

  • Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Predictable pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you need

Trusted by companies of all sizes

"Azure IoT Central… did a lot of things that we would have had to build, stitch together, and manage ourselves. Reducing the development time and complexity required to build and maintain IoT-scale systems was really important."

Jamal Wilson, Vice President, Product Management, Keurig Dr Pepper
Keurig Dr Pepper

"For us, the Azure IoT technologies we're implementing are key to greater efficiency through data analytics. We're just starting. The potential is immense."

(Jose) Antonio Parra, Vice President of Digital Transformation and Information, Grupo Bimbo

"The only way you can gain this visibility is through IoT devices. That's why using Azure IoT Central was crucial for us."

Chris Cutshaw, Director of Commercial and Product Strategy, TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson

"With this solution, we can track driver behavior and see where a car is right now, at any time. All this contributes to safer roads, safer drivers, and safer passengers."

Vera Kirienko, Asset Management Specialist, UNDP

"With the Azure platform and services, we're transforming how we do business, interact with our suppliers, and connect with our customers."

Chetan Kundavaram, Global Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev
AB InBev

"Our teams in the field can predictably perform processes and repairs, capturing the data via IoT."

Charles Alshuler, Director of Sales Operations, Clean Energy
Clean Energy

Developer resources


Explore quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.

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Microsoft Learn

Whether you're new to IoT or a seasoned professional, find information and learning resources to build your solutions.

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IoT Show

Watch live-streamed events and in-depth technical discussions about IoT software as a service (SaaS) solution building.

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IoT technical community

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure experts.

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Azure certified device catalog

Browse more than 1,000 certified IoT hardware devices to start building your IoT solution today.

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Frequently asked questions about Azure IoT Central

  • Azure IoT Central simplifies your IoT journey by providing higher-level functionality, so you spend less time getting to your data and more time using IoT data to create business value. Learn more.
  • Yes, Azure IoT Central is an application PaaS that manages scalability and HADR for you. An Azure IoT Central application can scale to support millions of connected devices. Learn more.
  • Yes, Azure IoT Central has a rich set of extensibility features, including rules to trigger business flows, data export to send IoT data to other services, and a public REST API. Learn more.
  • Various quotas and limits apply to Azure IoT Central applications. View the quotas and limits documentation.
  • Azure IoT Central gives you guaranteed 99.9-percent connectivity. Read the SLA.
  • Azure IoT Central data is retained on a rolling 30-day basis. You can continuously export data using the export feature.

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