By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be between 20 and 30 billion connected devices across the globe. As a result, how we connect those devices should take precedence as the IoT field grows exponentially. However, there are a couple of challenges when it comes to IoT device-connectivity, which include:
• They are often embedded systems with no human operator
• Usually located in remote locations, where physical access is significantly expensive.
• May only be reachable through the solution back end.
• Have restricted power and processing resources.
• Have sometimes irregular or slow network connectivity.
• May need to use proprietary, custom, or industry-specific application protocols.
• A large set of popular hardware and software platforms is required to create it.
Why you should use Azure IoT Hub when you consider implementing an IoT solution?
Azure IoT Hub is a scalable, multi-tenant cloud platform (IoT PaaS) that includes an IoT device registry, data storage, and security. It provides connectivity, provisioning, updating, and communication between the cloud and devices; it can control millions of devices deployed across multiple sites. The service supports cloud-to-device and device-to-cloud connectivity for real-time communication.
Getting started with Azure IoT Hub is extremely simple, with a streamlined programming model and platforms and protocols you already know. With Azure IoT Hub, enterprises can get started with minimum effort and scale up their solution without having to rewrite it or rework what you’ve already built.
In a nutshell, Azure IoT Hub:
• Provides reliable device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device messaging at scale
• Enables secure communications using per-device security credentials and access control
• Includes device libraries for the most popular languages and platforms
Do you wish to gain more understanding, view the recording of our webinar “Azure IoT hub” here.