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.
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay only for what you need
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Jamal Wilson, Vice President, Product Management, Keurig Dr Pepper
"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."
(Jose) Antonio Parra, Vice President of Digital Transformation and Information, Grupo Bimbo
"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."
Chris Cutshaw, Director of Commercial and Product Strategy, TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson
"The only way you can gain this visibility is through IoT devices. That's why using Azure IoT Central was crucial for us."
Vera Kirienko, Asset Management Specialist, UNDP
"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."
Chetan Kundavaram, Global Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev
"With the Azure platform and services, we're transforming how we do business, interact with our suppliers, and connect with our customers."
Charles Alshuler, Director of Sales Operations, Clean Energy
"Our teams in the field can predictably perform processes and repairs, capturing the data via IoT."
Explore quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.Browse documentation
Whether you're new to IoT or a seasoned professional, find information and learning resources to build your solutions.Explore IoT courses
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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.