Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network.
20:41 01 June 2017
On May 10, Microsoft launched its Azure IoT Edge at its Build developer conference in Seattle. IoT Edge, which runs on Windows, Linux and Raspberry Pi, makes it easier for developers to move some of their computing needs to these devices.
Microsoft’s Partner Director for Azure IoT, Sam George, writes in the announcement: “Azure IoT Edge enables IoT devices to run cloud services, process data in near real-time, and communicate with sensors and other devices connected to them, even with intermittent cloud connectivity,”
“By enabling processing, analytics and action to happen closer to the source of the data, Azure IoT Edge empowers you to make faster and smarter decisions, while reducing bandwidth costs by sending only critical information to the cloud for further analysis.”
Meanwhile, Azure Stack, which is scheduled to be launched later this year, has been described as “super-powerful” by Julia White, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Azure marketing. It allows enterprises to run many of the core Azure services in their own data center.