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Azure IoT Central

Easily connect, monitor, and manage your devices and data to evaluate your IoT scenario

Evaluate your IoT projects for business value and viability

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

Evaluate your IoT project with Azure IoT Central

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

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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

"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

Clean Energy
“It was simple for us to start to work with Azure IoT Central, and other Azure services, because it consists of pretty simple building blocks easily connected to each other.”

Dmitry Mitrofanov: Enterprise Solutions Architect, Kitchen Brains

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Developer resources


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

Microsoft Learn

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

IoT Show

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.

Frequently asked questions about Azure IoT Central

  • IoT Central is the fastest and easiest way to evaluate your IoT scenario and assess the opportunities it can create for your business. 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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