Introduction to Azure IoT Central

IoT Concepts

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices that link to and share data with other devices and services via the Internet or another communication network. There are presently over ten billion connected devices worldwide, with more being added every year. Anything that has the required sensors and software can be connected to the internet. The following tools have enabled IoT:

  • Access to low cost, low power sensors.
  • Various protocols enable internet connectivity.
  • Cloud computing platforms such as Azure.
  • Big data.
  • Machine learning.
  • Artificial intelligence.

What is Azure IoT Central?

Azure IoT Central is a platform as a service (PaaS) for creating, managing, and maintaining enterprise-grade IoT solutions.
Choosing to build with IoT Central allows you to focus your time, money, and energy on transforming your company with IoT data, rather than just managing and updating a complex and ever-changing IoT infrastructure.

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