Introducing IoT Edge

Extend cloud intelligence to edge devices

Take your IoT solutions to the next level

Make hybrid cloud and edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions a reality with Azure IoT Edge, a service that delivers cloud capabilities to the edge. IoT Edge provides easy orchestration between code and services, so they flow securely between cloud and edge to distribute intelligence across IoT devices. Easily integrate Microsoft Azure and third-party services, or augment existing services to create a custom IoT application with your own business logic. You get the best of both worlds with devices that can act locally based on the data they generate, while also taking advantage of the cloud to configure, deploy, and manage them securely and at scale.

Enable artificial intelligence and advanced analytics at the edge

Build advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in the cloud and deploy to physical devices using IoT Edge. An ecosystem of Azure and third-party services will help you enable new IoT applications on your edge devices. Capitalize on Azure Stream Analytics, Microsoft Cognitive Services, and Azure Machine Learning to create more advanced IoT solutions with less time and effort.

Reduce IoT solution costs

Decide what IoT data to capture and send to the cloud by programming your edge device to process data locally. Then, send only the data you need to store and analyze in the cloud. By reducing the amount of data you transmit from device to cloud, you’ll reduce bandwidth costs and costs associated with storing and analyzing data in other business applications—but still benefit from enhanced insights.

Simplify development

Ease development efforts for advanced IoT solutions by taking advantage of skills and resources you already have. Use familiar programming tools like Visual Studio and multiple programming languages including C, Node.js, Java, Microsoft .NET, and Python to optimize and monitor your IoT solution—and apply fixes as-needed. Use the same programming models you use in the cloud to create and test your IoT applications and then push them to your edge devices.

Operate offline or with intermittent connectivity

With IoT Edge, your edge devices can operate reliably and securely even when they’re offline or only have intermittent connectivity to the cloud. Once reconnected, edge devices automatically sync their latest state and continue to function seamlessly, regardless of ongoing connectivity.

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