Microsoft introduces Azure which is much more than a mere cloud service
Azure is the cloud service launched by Microsoft, which promises a lot more to the users. It will allow different technologies to have distributed networks which make it a mega cloud service, unlike others in the market at present.
Internet of Things is a certain form of distribution network system run by several organizations and Microsoft is looking to help them out by integrating the Azure cloud services. The services of this cloud network would consist of convenient technologies that will allow deployment time to be lessened and management hassles will be reduced due to inbuilt security features. There are three kinds of workloads that the Azure site is geared towards. It can allow remote monitoring, management of assets as well as preventative maintenance.
Many industries make use of such workloads these days and also with physical assets. The market for the Internet of things is poised to grow sporadically right now and the trend will continue till 2020. The Azure IoT suite was introduced in the Convergence user conference held in Atlanta by Microsoft and the information that was shared about it was that, it can handle large data from billions of end devices. There would be individual services which would be part of the Azure cloud network that can be used to store data, analyze it as well as repackage it for other uses.
There would be a monthly cost structure for using this suite of services whose preview would be available by the end of this year. There would be specific technologies offered with this cloud service such as Azure Intelligent Systems services, the Azure Stream Analytics and others. Microsoft would be providing previews of these technologies in the coming months, much to the anticipation of the IoT enthusiasts.