Azure IoT and Edge Computing announcements dominated the keynote at Microsoft Build, the annual developer conference. Microsoft is on track to deliver the promise of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.
First outlined by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at Build 2017, Intelligent Edge is a strategic bet for Microsoft. The company is taking the lead in designing the distributed architecture that makes Public Cloud more accessible. From leveraging containers to creating an app store equivalent of Edge Computing components, Microsoft is innovating for the edge.
Microsoft Azure IoT is a comprehensive enterprise IoT platform in the Public Cloud. Features such as Dynamic Provisioning Service (DPS) and Time Series Insights makes it an industry-leading IoT PaaS. With Azure IoT Edge, Microsoft is pushing some of the most critical capabilities of its IoT PaaS to the edge.
As an advocate of decentralized, distributed Public Cloud, I am impressed with the architecture and the long-term strategy of Microsoft Intelligent Edge. Here are a few reasons why I believe Azure IoT Edge is built the right way.
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