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Azure IoT

Quickly turn your vision into reality with secure, scalable, and open edge-to-cloud solutions from the Microsoft Cloud.

Connect, analyze, and automate from the edge to the cloud

Create and develop industry-specific cloud solutions on the only platform with intelligent edge-to-cloud technologies that come with security, privacy, and compliance built-in. Drive transformation and achieve desired business outcomes by building intelligent environments that allow you to connect, monitor, automate, and model devices and applications—all with the Microsoft Cloud.

Solve industry-specific business challenges with scenario-focused, edge-to-cloud technology solutions. The Microsoft Cloud has an ecosystem of thousands of partners, enabling you to access cloud capabilities and deploy hundreds of proven, repeatable solutions for specific business needs.

Explore IoT apps on AppSource

Expand intelligence to the edge and accelerate business transformation with 5G edge-based solutions for unique workloads. Improve productivity, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies by delivering data-driven action in near real-time for latency sensitive applications and unique use cases.

Explore sample AI models

Connect, monitor, and manage billions of edge devices on a fully managed application platform or build more flexible solutions using robust platform services. The open approach from Azure places ease of development and integration at the forefront.

Explore IoT reference architectures

Securely connect, provision, manage, update, and monitor any edge device throughout its lifecycle with a comprehensive device management platform. Organize your devices and applications in a single view, easily add features in real time, automate updates, and monitor and troubleshoot device functionality.

Explore Azure Arc

Protect your organization on all fronts—hardware, software, and in the cloud—with Azure. Trust that your data estate is secured as you build open, flexible, and scalable IT and operational technology solutions with end-to-end security from chip to cloud.

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What is Azure IoT?

Internet of Things or IoT refers to a collection of managed and platform services across edge and cloud that connect, monitor, and control billions of IoT assets. It also includes security and operating systems for devices and equipment, along with data and analytics that help businesses to build, deploy, and manage IoT applications. When discussing the Internet of Things, we consider how these services work together across three components:


The physical objects, or things, such as industrial equipment, devices, or sensors, that connect to the cloud persistently or intermittently.


Information collected by the things, which is analyzed and turned into actionable knowledge either by people or AI.


The way people respond to those insights and connect them to their business, as well as the systems and tools they use.

Cloud and edge computing are coming together as never before, leading to huge opportunities for developers and businesses around the world. Digital twins, mixed reality, and autonomous systems are at the core of a massive wave of innovation from which our customers are already benefitting.

Find the right IoT approach for your business

Accelerate time to market by starting your IoT project on the right path. Develop with choice based on your organizational needs, resources, and objectives.

Azure IoT Hub and Azure Digital Twins provide the building blocks for companies to construct customized solutions for complex IoT scenarios. This solution is the right fit for businesses with cloud solution and device expertise, and align with:

  • Management

    I want full control over the underlying services of my solution, including taking ownership for managing and scaling to meet my needs, and leveraging my in-house or partner-driven expertise to onboard devices and services.

  • Control

    My business requires total customization and control over the solution architecture.

  • Pricing

    I want to fine-tune services to control my overall cost.

Azure IoT Hub

Enable highly secure and reliable communication between your IoT application and the devices it manages. Azure IoT Hub provides a cloud-hosted solution back end to connect virtually any device.

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Azure Digital Twins

Gain insights that help you drive better products, optimize operations and costs, and create breakthrough customer experiences. Apply your domain expertise on top of Azure Digital Twins to build connected solutions.

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Get an Azure IoT Certification

Become certified as an Azure IoT developer and discover the power of Azure IoT products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

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Azure IoT Central enables companies to get started quickly building IoT applications with a fully managed IoT solution offering. This solution is right for businesses that don’t wish to dedicate extensive resources to system architecture, and align with:

  • Management

    I want to take advantage of an app platform that will handle the scale, security, and management of my IoT applications and devices.

  • Control

    I want to customize branding, dashboard structure, user roles, devices, and my own telemetry, but I don’t want to handle the underlying IoT system management or overhead.

  • Pricing

    I need a simple, predictable pricing structure.

Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Central is highly secure, scales with your business as it grows, ensures your investments are repeatable, and integrates with your existing business apps.

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IoT Central app templates

Ready to build? Get ahead in your market and transform your business with our growing selection of IoT app templates for common industry scenarios.

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Get an Azure IoT Certification

Become certified as an Azure IoT developer and discover the power of Azure IoT products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

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Tap into the most expansive and fastest-growing partner ecosystem in the IoT space. The Azure IoT partner network lets customers choose a fully managed or finished solution, as well as the expertise and resources to help approximate costs for new solutions.

IoT applications

Find the right app for your business needs. Get solutions tailored to your industry that work with the products you already use.

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IoT providers

Find a provider that can help integrate customized IoT solutions with your existing systems.

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Find a certified device

Azure Certified Device program enables device builders and OEM partners to certify IoT devices and list them on the Azure Certified Device catalog.

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Learn more about Azure IoT for your industry

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Connectivity and analytics

Azure IoT Hub

Connect, manage, and scale billions of IoT devices from the edge to the cloud.

Connectivity and analytics

Azure IoT Central

Accelerate the creation of IoT solutions, and reduce the burden and cost of IoT management, operations, and development.

Connectivity and analytics

Azure Digital Twins

Build next-generation IoT spatial intelligence solutions by replicating real physical spaces and creating connected environments.

Edge and device support

Azure IoT Edge

Extend cloud intelligence and analytics by moving workloads and business logic from the cloud to edge devices.

Edge and device support

Azure Sphere

Securely connect MCU-powered devices from the silicon to the cloud.

Edge and device support

Windows for IoT

Long term OS support and services to manage devices.

Edge and device support

Azure RTOS

Making embedded IoT development and connectivity easy.

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Customers are doing great things with Azure IoT

"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
Grupo Bimbo

"We can speed up processes tremendously with Cognitive Search, Azure Maps, and Power BI embedded in Insights. That means better quality power at lower costs because we don't have to spend half of our time trying to locate the asset information."

Johannes Manser, Head of BI and Analytics, Axpo Grid

"With Microsoft, Azure, IoT technologies, and Dynamics 365, XTO Energy is an innovation leader in the oil and gas industry."

Anish Patel, Permian Digitalization Manager, XTO Energy

Find a solution provider

Integrate customized IoT solutions with your existing systems today.

Browse and certify IoT devices

Find an Azure certified device or hardware partner to simplify device connectivity and security. Certify here to get listed in the catalog.

Start learning

Interested in building end to end IoT solutions on Azure IoT? This is the place to start.

* Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms, 18 October 2021, Alfonso Velosa et. Al.

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