INTERNET OF THINGS
The Azure Internet of Things is a collection of Microsoft managed cloud services that connect, monitor and control billions of IoT assets. In simpler terms, an IoT solution is made up of one or more IoT devices and one or more back end services running in the cloud that communicate with each other.
Microsoft has built a portfolio that supports the needs of all customers, enabling everyone to access the benefits of digital transformation. The Azure IoT product portfolio is an overview of the available platform and software as a service technologies and solutions.
It presents the two paths that are available for building your own solution.
Platform as a Service
Build your application using any of the following services. Azure IoT solution accelerators which are a collection of enterprise grade preconfigured solutions that enable you to accelerate the development of custom IoT solutions, or Azure Digital Twins service which allows you to model the physical environment to create contextually aware IoT solutions using a spatial intelligence graph, and domain specific object models.
Software as a Service
Get started fast with Azure IoT Central the new software as a service solution to develop IoT applications without being exposed to the complexity of an IoT solution. If your organisation lacks the resources to build your own IoT solution, Azure IoT Central is a codeless IoT solution that can create device models dashboards and rules in minutes.