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
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
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- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay only for what you need
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Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
"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
"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
"Our teams in the field can predictably perform processes and repairs, capturing the data via IoT."
Charles Alshuler, Director of Sales Operations, Clean Energy
Explore quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.
Whether you're new to IoT or a seasoned professional, find information and learning resources to build your solutions.
Watch live-streamed events and in-depth technical discussions about IoT software as a service (SaaS) solution building.
IoT technical community
Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure experts.
Azure certified device catalog
Browse more than 1,000 certified IoT hardware devices to start building your IoT solution today.
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 data is retained on a rolling 30-day basis. You can continuously export data using the export feature.