Microsoft announced that the highly anticipated Microsoft Azure IoT Hub will be generally available from 4 Feb. Azure IoT Hub provides an easy and secure way to connect, provision and manage billions of IoT devices sending and receiving trillions of messages per month. Azure IoT Hub also:
· Acts as the bridge between customers’ devices and solutions in the cloud enabling storage, analyzing and acting on data in real time.
· Enables secure, reliable two-way communication over open protocols such as MQTT, HTTPS and AMQPS
· Makes it simple to integrate with other Azure services such as Azure Machine Learning and Azure Stream Analytics.
In addition to announcing general availability of Azure IoT Hub, Microsoft also announced the expansion of Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program. The program was launched to ensure IoT solutions from global technology leaders are fully interoperable from the start. By offering trusted solutions from verified partners that work with multiple operating systems, including Linux, mbed, ROTS and Windows, Azure Certified for IoT accelerates IoT deployments.
Over the past three-plus months, nearly 30 industry leaders have joined the program. Today, even more are announcing their participation, including: Advantech, Dell, HPE and Libelium. Previous certified partners include: Arduino, Beagleboard, Freescale, Intel, Raspberry Pi, Samsung, Texas Instruments and others.