Microsoft and Cisco have partnered to integrate the Microsoft Azure cloud with Cisco’s internet of things (IoT) platform to create the Cisco Edge to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub – a solution that will enable seamless connectivity and streamlined edge data flow into Azure IoT.
According to a Microsoft blog post by Tony Shakib, IoT Business Acceleration Leader at Microsoft Azure, the integration “provides the necessary software, hardware, and cloud services that businesses need to rapidly launch IoT initiatives and quickly realise business value.” It aims to give customers a fully integrated solution that provides access to powerful design tools, global connectivity, advance analytics, and cognitive services for analysing IoT data.
“This partnership between Cisco and Azure IoT will significantly simplify customer deployments,” said Vikas Butaney, vice president of product management at Cisco IoT. “Customers can now securely connect their assets, and simply ingest and send IoT data to the cloud. Cisco and Microsoft are happy to help our customers realise the value of their IoT projects faster than ever before.”
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